LTE Nexus 7 will work on Verizon once it is certified

LTE Nexus 7 will work on Verizon once it is certified
Earlier today, we let you know that the new LTE Nexus 7 is ready to go on both T-Mobile and AT&T. Some of you obviously noticed that Verizon was left out of that equation, because although the LTE Nexus 7 is technically compatible with Verizon's LTE network, the device cannot yet be activated on the network. The key word there is "yet".

Users have obviously been very annoyed that they can't activate their new Nexus 7 on Verizon's LTE network. There have been guesses that it is because the device doesn't have a CDMA radio, so it can't fall back on Verizon's 3G network if you are in an area with no LTE. That doesn't really matter all that much, because Verizon's LTE network is essentially covering all of the same area as its old CDMA network. 

It turns out that the reason could simply be that the device is not yet certified for use on Verizon's network. A Verizon rep has stated, "This is not yet a device that is Verizon 4G LTE certified. As you know, when devices are certified, we'll let folks know." That seems to indicate that certification will happen at some point, but there's no idea when, because Verizon can be notoriously slow with certification testing. 

source: CNET

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Nexus 7 (2013)
  • Display 7.0" 1920 x 1200 pixels
  • Camera 5 MP / 1.2 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro, Quad-core, 1500 MHz
  • Storage 32 GB
  • Battery 3950 mAh

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8 Comments

1. Yubnub

Posts: 100; Member since: May 23, 2013

Hurry the ef up and certify it.

4. akki20892

Posts: 3902; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

No dude, it takes time.

2. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

Well that's interesting. LTE for all!

3. sprockkets

Posts: 1612; Member since: Jan 16, 2012

Translation: We haven't found a way to f up the clean Nexus firmware with our BS.

5. milesboy5

Posts: 179; Member since: Nov 07, 2012

Well said.

6. datsyuk

Posts: 180; Member since: Jan 11, 2012

Now do it to the Nexus 5 cmonnnnn

7. _Bone_

Posts: 2155; Member since: Oct 29, 2012

Rival site 'V' already exploded like a teenage boy at a pornmag breaking the news Verizon won't support it - iGuess you should've waited like PA did instead of looking like a fool. PhoneArena +1

8. Penywyz

Posts: 255; Member since: Aug 13, 2013

I'll forgo my Surface Tablet and my Galaxy Tab if this is the case. I loved my first Nexus 7 even though it was WiFi only.

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