Nexus 7 (2013) may be available through Verizon on February 13th

Nexus 7 (2013) may be available through Verizon on February 13th
It has been a long and frustrating road for Nexus 7 users trying to use the LTE version of the tablet on Verizon. When Verizon purchased its C Block spectrum, which is used for its LTE network, it promised to run an "open" network and allow any unlocked device on it. Despite that promise, the Nexus 7 had to go through a lengthy "certification" process before Verizon would allow it on the network. Verizon has already been fined by the FCC for removing tethering apps installed on devices running on the network.

The Nexus 7 LTE was released in September, and while there were workarounds to get the device running on Verizon, the carrier didn't make an official statement about the issue until November when it said it was waiting for the KitKat update before allowing the device. Big Red went quiet at that point, and we haven't heard anything since. Now, sources for Droid Life are reporting that Verizon may be prepping to start selling the Nexus 7 as soon as next week, specifically this coming Thursday, February 13th. 

There hasn't been an official announcement from Verizon on the subject, but releases like this one of a device that's been on the market a while usually doesn't get much lead time with the announcement. If anything, we may hear something official on Tuesday or Wednesday. This move would corroborate a tweet from Evleaks last month that said the Nexus 7 would be coming to Verizon soon.

source: Droid Life

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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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28 Comments

1. bigstrudel

Posts: 621; Member since: Aug 20, 2012

Lol people are still waiting? It's 100% clear that Verizon is stonewalling to sell their home grown and overpriced Mediatek powered Elipsis 7 tab.

5. JerryTime

Posts: 468; Member since: Nov 09, 2013

The Ellipsis 7 is FREE ATM how is that overpriced?

8. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

All this guy does is troll without knowing anything. I would be surprised if anyone took him seriously.

11. JerryTime

Posts: 468; Member since: Nov 09, 2013

Are you talking about me or bigstrudel?

20. bigstrudel

Posts: 621; Member since: Aug 20, 2012

This will be my only acknowledgement of your existence ever Smurf. I don't feed trolls. If I'm wrong. Call me on it. Like a man does.

23. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

I would prove you wrong, but looks like someone else did with comment #21.

19. bigstrudel

Posts: 621; Member since: Aug 20, 2012

FREE. WITH 2 year agreement to the most expensive carrier. For a tablet equal to what you can buy for $100 at Walmart. Get real.

21. JerryTime

Posts: 468; Member since: Nov 09, 2013

The Tablet that you buy for $100 at Walmart doesn't have an LTE transceiver in it. BIG difference. And I guess $10 a month for Tablet service really breaks the bank. I feel sorry for you....

25. hurrycanger

Posts: 1773; Member since: Dec 01, 2013

Sure $10 won't break the bank. It won't give you any data either. ;)

26. bigstrudel

Posts: 621; Member since: Aug 20, 2012

Well played sir.

27. bigstrudel

Posts: 621; Member since: Aug 20, 2012

You're still paying for that service. Its on your overpriced family plan. The $10 is just an arbitrary fee they created to make more money off you. If you don't know how Verizon pricing works than by all means throw your money away. They get everything you saved and then some back by the high pricing of the data plans and forcing unlimted talk and text down your throats. Oh, the Ellipsis 7 is $250 off contract. That's what it really costs after they gouge you for service. Could be even more since the On-contract option is far more appealing.

2. ohiojosh78

Posts: 32; Member since: Oct 17, 2011

That's nice but... GIMME THE NEXUS 5

3. daltonadale

Posts: 3; Member since: Feb 07, 2014

I work for a Verizon retailer and can confirm this. As of right now I am able to order them for accounts.

7. eN16HTMAR3

Posts: 253; Member since: Oct 08, 2013

Im in the same boat as you. The issue I see is that the retail on that device is 400.00 and you can buy it GSM unlocked, 32GB for 349.00 on the Goggle Play Website. Granted you cant use that on Verizon, but they should have the same pricing. On contract, its 299.99. Why would you ever sign a 2yr. agreement when you should be able to spend fifty more and not have a contract at all. Epic failure on Verizons part.

9. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

Especially when the iPad Mini is almost in the same price range.

15. eN16HTMAR3

Posts: 253; Member since: Oct 08, 2013

Exactly. Im not into Apple Products, but when the price is so close. Why would a customer that dosent know any better go with the Nexus vs. iPad Mini.

17. eN16HTMAR3

Posts: 253; Member since: Oct 08, 2013

Sorry to sound bias. If a customer wants a iPad thats fine.

12. milesboy5

Posts: 179; Member since: Nov 07, 2012

Any word on verizon and the Nexus 5? Just curious because if Verizon and Google are allowing the Nexus 7 to run on Verizon's network why not the Nexus 5.

22. daltonadale

Posts: 3; Member since: Feb 07, 2014

The reason that the Nexus in more recent years had not come to Verizon is not because of Verizon, but because Google has not wanted to build a model after the Galaxy Nexus fiasco. Understandably so. However, Verizon has improved their update policies extensively.

4. cheeseycheeser

Posts: 413; Member since: Mar 24, 2011

Just in time for it to be irrelevant! How about giving us the Nexus 5, or even better, the new Nexii when they launch.

6. JerryTime

Posts: 468; Member since: Nov 09, 2013

Hopefully if this happens we will see other Nexus devices on Big Red like the Nexus 5.

14. milesboy5

Posts: 179; Member since: Nov 07, 2012

I would love for that to happen...right now I am rocking the Moto X on Verizon but I would abandon that if the Nexus 5 came along

18. JerryTime

Posts: 468; Member since: Nov 09, 2013

Yeah, I have a Red Droid Ultra and I would definitely switch to the Nexus 5 if the Re done was released on Verizon.

10. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

Who wants to bet it'll take Verizon 7 months to push Android 5.0 after it's been released?

13. JerryTime

Posts: 468; Member since: Nov 09, 2013

They were on top of the Motorola updates to the Moto X and to the Droids, so things may be changing for them in that respect. But, I still gave you a +1 because that cracked me up.

16. ryan5609

Posts: 107; Member since: Nov 01, 2011

I left Verizon because of S#*T like this. It took VZW over 7 MONTHS to get this device out on their network. Those dreaming of a Nexus 5 on Verizon better not hold their breath, I would bank on the Nexus 6 releasing before VZW gets the Nexus 5, which will probably never happen.

24. taz89

Posts: 2014; Member since: May 03, 2011

Lol thankfully we don't have a bs carrier like verizon, after half a year you may finally officially be able to get verizon data on your nexus 7.. How they get away with crap I will never know.

28. bigstrudel

Posts: 621; Member since: Aug 20, 2012

Corporations own American government so they can do whatever they want.

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