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3G-Packed Nexus 7 Strolls Through FCC, Launch Coming In Time for Google’s Event?

According to the FCC website, we have a confirmed Nexus 7 sporting 3G connectivity on our hands. We’ve been hearing the rumors with sprinkles of well-sourced info that this device was indeed happening, but with FCC filings going down, this is a great sign. The question is, will it make it here in time for next week’s Google Android event that is to take place in NYC? 

So, now we really are just waiting until October 29. If we do happen to get a 3G Nexus 7, who here wants/needs one?

Via: The Next Web

  • Jim McClain

    I used to think it was worthless to have a wifi only tablet, but after using one for a while and being able to hot spot it with my nexus,I decided this is the only way to go,at least for me

  • brfyr5

    I was in the market for a 7 inch tablet with 4G/LTE… After seeing the disappointing specs/ price of the mini ipad +LTE I was hoping the Nexus 7 +cellular would do the trick, but I find out there’s no LTE!

  • abaha

    I know im gonna catch flak for this,but those radios are hspa+ and that technically(marketed as) is 4g

  • Jtavera

    In mexico with force we have 3g… and we dont have nexus 7 🙁

  • paul_cus

    I think it’ll be at the event, for sure.

  • How awesome would it be if the 3G was free for Google Play access and other Google Services, to include Google Drive?

  • [email protected]

    I would love to have one if your giving out a free one. I ever win any of the contests and I am an avid follower of your blog

  • According to the comments, I think I’m the only one actually looking forward to this and am happy with 3G.
    Would LTE be better? Certainly, but the only thing keeping me from buying this right now is the lack of internet when I’m out. Not everywhere has WiFi hotspots and if I tether to my phone I get about 30 minutes before my phone battery dies.
    I’m excited for this.

  • Ben Modica

    I think I’ll stick with my WiFi Nexus 7 and FoxFi.

  • benjamin forehand
  • Droidzilla

    Talk about bringing a knife to a gunfight.

    • Worked for the Punisher!

      • Droidzilla

        Man, that movie sucked. Now I’m going to have to watch 10 hours of Nyan Cat to get that movie out of my head. Side note: isn’t it funny that Man on Fire was basically like The Punisher if the Punisher was 10x as bad ass?

  • I’m willing to bet it’ll get the same allowance as the Chromebook. And that may be enough to get me to pull the trigger.

  • Brent Cooper

    My guess is no 4G= lower price/cheaper for Google some how.

    • Jacob121791

      Tegra 3 = No LTE

  • Hatyrei

    Why 3G>? LOL. LTE is the latest duh….fail on Google’s part.

    • will bartlett

      cause lte does not play well with tegra 3…

  • Destroythanet

    Too bad there’s no LTE version of the Nexus 7 for Verizon. That’s the main reason I didn’t pick one up.

    • JoshGroff

      Free hotspot with most ROMs = LTE N7. (if I had unlimited and LTE, that would be awesome.)

      • Destroythanet

        I don’t like using my phone’s battery for that. I have two unlimited lines. One of the unlimited LTE SIMs was perfect on my Galaxy Tab 7.7, but I’m really tired of the lack of support for it.

        • JoshGroff

          A VZW nexus tablet will be the Xoom all over again. Not to mention overpriced.

    • setulf

      You know Verizon would ruin it though. They’d put all kinds of extra crap on it. No thanks.

    • jahsoul

      After seeing how they handled the Nexus, I would stay far away from a Verizon Nexus 7. Like Josh said, it would just be better to tether.

  • I would think they’re offering 3G for mobile web browsing, email etc. Not streaming video (at least HD video)

  • Chuck Finley

    Don’t need one, but if it’s priced right, with the same or more storage than my current N7 has, I might give it a whirl..

  • If Google does some kind of free monthly 3G data plan, then I am all over this. Even if it’s less than a gig.

  • VicMatson

    Well, again, that leads to an Lte 7 But hopefully a standalone GPS chip!

    • Destroythanet

      The Nexus 7 doesn’t have GPS?

      • Benjamin Sicard

        It does.

  • i really dont understand why theres only 3g on it.

    • evltwn

      remember these tablets are meant to offer nice specs at an affordable price.

    • user311

      Because LTE doesn’t play well with that tegra 3 iirc.

      • Jacob121791


      • TheKockyRooster

        this is a mistake either 4g LTE & 4g HSPA+ options or just WiFi… NO 3g!!! for that sake i can hotspot from my 4G

      • ah. didnt know that. well that explains a lot

    • benjamin forehand

      The title of this article is not correct. Its hspa+ according to the modem that they are using.

  • Michael_NM

    People still use 3G by choice?

    • fixxmyhead

      yes i think u verizon customers have to where as att and tmobie use hspa 3g which is faster than ur cdma

      • But Verizon covers over 75% of the US with LTE! Who needs 3G…..besides iPhone users lol

        • Eiodalin

          IF your Internationally travelling alot than GSM and HSPA phones are the better choice if your going be in the a mainly CDMA country and not travel much than use a CDMA phone

          • Noyfb

            LTE is only good if you are within 4 miles of an lte tower, after that it is nothing to brag about. I live 5 and 7 miles from two vzw 4g towers and I get 12 down and 5 up, my uverse wifi is 10 and 2.

        • ApplesNAndroids

          Funny, could have sworn my girlfriends iPhone 5 was LTE…

  • EvanTheGamer

    Why not 4G Nexus 7? They seem to be going backwards.

    • antwonw

      I agree with you, but probably to keep costs low, they went with a 3G version instead.

    • will bartlett

      have you seen a 4g tegra 3?

      • EvanTheGamer

        No, not yet, but I want to.

        • will bartlett

          but you wont since they dont play well together

          • EvanTheGamer

            haha then “Hacker” came to mind instantly, where Crash Override says to someone, “I don’t play well with others.”

            Not sure if that even applies here, but whatever. lol