Verizon says Nexus 7 LTE certification could be done "soon" (or in 4-6 weeks)

Verizon says Nexus 7 LTE certification could be done
The LTE Nexus 7 is technically compatible with Verizon's LTE network, we already know that. But, users cannot activate a Nexus 7 on Verizon's network, and we learned yesterday that was because the device has yet to be certified by Verizon. Unfortunately, Verizon wasn't very clear about if and when that certification will happen, but the company has clarified today.

The clarification isn't exactly as clear as you might hope though, because the ultimate message is that the certification will be done "shortly" but there's no clue as to what that means. Verizon's full statement reads:

The certification process takes 4 to 6 weeks, and Verizon says the LTE Nexus 7 began that process in August. So, it could be arriving any day, or it could be arriving in another month, depending on when the process began in August. 

source: Verizon via 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



1. Yubnub

Posts: 100; Member since: May 23, 2013

Hurry the f up.

2. jeff_1

Posts: 105; Member since: Aug 30, 2013

why so long? what do verizons think about its network.. my precious.. "guarding the safety and security of our network"--this is a lame excuse. but hey.. if its is already certified without even testing..LOL

3. boosook

Posts: 1442; Member since: Nov 19, 2012

Probably the new ipad mini is coming, and they don't want to annoy Apple... :)

4. btbotimtim

Posts: 272; Member since: Dec 08, 2010

hopefully nexus 5 gets released under verizon.

5. electrophage

Posts: 73; Member since: Jun 17, 2011

I wonder if verizon will never certify it because they are waiting for Moto to release their new crop of tablets

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