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Is the Nexus 7 About to Join Verizon’s Official Tablet Lineup?

According to leak maestro evleaks, Verizon is soon to add the Nexus 7 to its official lineup of tablets, even without sporting any type of Big Red branding. Woah, really, Verizon? No massive 4G LTE logo or anything?

No timeframe has been given as to when we could expect to see Verizon begin to offer the device on its network, plus we haven’t heard anything from our Verizon sources, but evleaks is usually on the ball with these sorts of leaks. 

As it stands, we were still waiting on Verizon to “approve” the Nexus 7 to operate on its network, so maybe it will all be one major announcement – even though the device has been compatible with the network since its release mid last year.

If we hear anything else, we will be sure to let you know.

Via: @evleaks
  • Apologies for being sooo off topic but I had a silly question. After going back quite a few pages and not seeing an article related to either item I decided to ask here. Does anyone know the big difference between a Chromebox and Chromecast (besides the huge price difference)?

  • Idk…Big Red and Nexus don’t seem to get along. Just ask GNex users. {{-_-}}

  • master94

    Just like VZW to release stuff months after everyone else. F VZW

  • Ian

    They must have hit their holiday sales numbers for their POS tablet offerings and are bringing the N7 into the fray since its now the slow season.


  • chris_johns

    nice…carry a nexus and lock the bootlaoder…yeah youll sell a boatload of these

    • Ian

      They can’t lock a nexus bootloader.

  • Orlando Sablon

    I have been using my Verizon SIM inside of my Nexus 7 LTE for four months. The coverage is amazing and very awesome..

  • Patrick Crumpler

    Looks like I got away from verizon when the getting was good. Damn they are slooow.

  • decayo

    Too little too late at this point for me. I am a long time Verizon customer. I bought a LTE nexus 7 and activated on at&t because Verizon was screwing around on this. Turns out at&t’s network is really friggen good. I’m sick of Verizon’s nonsense and interference on hardware (delayed updates on nexus devices, the thunderbolt fiasco, etc). I’m now going to pay my prorated etf and get a nexus 5 on an att share plan. Last time I’m going to put up with Verizon’s garbage.

    • Orlando Sablon

      That’s a good decision, if u bring your own device with att, u pay a lot cheaper.. Roughly around $15-$20..its also no contract…

  • jimt

    Verizon doesn’t want you to use a Nexus on their network legally. Tethering illegally is ok and what everyone does. Who needs Verizon to accept a nexus 7 built for Verizon use. Too bad it was more expensive. Verizon sucks.

  • sski66

    WAY, WAY TOO LATE! I have Unlimited with my HTCONE on Verizon, I was thinking about putting my N7 on Verizon when they finally approve it, but NOT NOW, I’ve been using AT&T for my N7 & it’s execellent, $30 a month for 3gigs is perfect, also I like the idea of keeping my Tablet & Phone bills separate, even better separate companies, now I don’t have to worry if I add a Tablet with Verizon is it gonna screw with my Unlimited data, etc. You never know with Verizon

    • Dan DeMarco

      If you have unlimited data with VZW right now adding a tablet is $30/mo for 2 gigs.

      • sski66

        Thanks, but like i said, I get [3] gigs for $30 with at&t, plus i get just as good a signal with at&t if not better then Verizon.

    • Ian

      “Way too late” was always their plan. Hold off the nexus 7 to give their junk offerings more uncontested sale time. Google and the Nexus program stand for everything Verizon hates, why would they play ball? Frankly I’m surprised to see it this soon. Seems like they had a good thing going by claiming they were testing network stability with it, and the government sure as hell wasn’t doing anything about it despite the block C violations.

      • sski66

        I agree with everything you stated, & you know why they decided to play ball, they probably were making peanuts on their offerings so they decided to do the N7.

    • Orlando Sablon

      You know that you can put in the SIM card from the HTC one on Verizon and it will work without problems.

      • sski66

        Thanks, yeah I know.

  • Jack3D

    Yes, but now is there any reason for me to switch my tablet plan from T-Mobile. 2.5GB + 200MB for $30/mo is a good deal. Probably would cost me at least that to add it to my corporate plan.

    • ceejw

      Depends what kind of corporate plan you have. If you have a share everything plan for for business it’s just $10 a month to add a Nexus 7 to the data pool.

  • Zack Kolev

    Wow, quite the delay. Although Verizon aren’t known for releasing new products in a timely manner. I assume this will still be known as the “Nexus 7 – 2013”

  • coolsilver

    T-Mobile has pretty good service at work and metro areas. Home I am on wifi anyway. Suck it Verizon

    • ki11ak3nn

      I like the idea of Wifi calling, but I think I might need a better router for that to work for me.

  • Kevin

    It’s going to get approved when the 2014 edition releases and everyone’s going to forget all about it.

  • scastro87

    Meh, I just tether my N7 to my phone.

    • Dan


  • John Legere

    Yay, My Verizon on my Nexus 7!

    • Kevin

      At least stay in character Tim.

      • Franklin Ramsey

        What, you think a multimillionaire is going to be using subpar service? I’d bet John uses Verizon.

      • John Legere

        Who’s Tim?

        • Kevin


          • John Legere

            Tim the tool man tyler….no that doesn’t sound right

          • Kevin

            Why’d you quit your old account?

  • Adrynalyne

    I guess the Ellipsis tablet didn’t work out…LOL.

    • Zack Kolev

      Maybe they all got returned once customers realized they got duped with crappy hardware

  • Philip J. Fry

    Whaaaa?? No logos?? This is more like it……

    • Boblank84

      lol, thats probably pretty close to accurate if they did carry it.

  • Josh Carroll

    I hope this isn’t the big “thing” they [Google] are working on with Verizon in 2014…

    • ki11ak3nn

      I know right?!? That would suck and I’d probably leave Verizon. I don’t have unlimited data. There’s nothing really keeping me here.

      • Josh Carroll

        I tried. I really did. Verizon lit up a new tower literally the week I was trying out the Nexus 5 on AT&T. AT&T coverage here is spotty (T-Mo and Sprint are way worse) and that combined with the buyer’s remorse of losing unlimited data had me back on VZW. Sigh.

      • El_Big_CHRIS

        w/o unlimited and no discount. I’d left a long time ago. Fortunately I still have both. So, I will milk the data for all of you guys 🙂

        • ki11ak3nn

          Oh I have a corporate discount!! 25% I guess that’s what’s keeping me to Verizon. It’s the cheapest carrier for my 4 person family plan. And my wife still has unlimited data. But only uses about 1-2 gigs a month.

  • Eric G Canoy

    so bring the nexus 7 over, but not the nexus 5?

    • Qbancelli

      Nexus 5 would need a CDMA radio to make calls.
      And that would be a problem a la Galaxy Nexus.

      • Josh Carroll

        Uh, Sprint has the Nexus 5 and they are CDMA+LTE, too.

        • Boblank84

          wrong bands. does not work w/ vzw cdma bands

          • Josh Carroll

            They said “CDMA rsdio”. The Nexus 5 has a CDMA radio. I never said the Nexus 5 supported Verizon’s frequencies.

          • Qbancelli

            That would be a problem WITH VERIZON, which is what the guy I replied to was asking about.

          • jack584

            False. The Nexus 5 does support all of the CDMA bands that Verizon uses. Sprint relies heavily on Verizon for roaming, and I guarantee there is a Nexus 5 activated on Sprint that is roaming on a Verizon tower as we speak.

            The only problem is that Verizon does not want to let the phone work on their network.

          • Adrynalyne

            Not just that. Only those who have AWS spectrum in their area could do LTE.

          • michael arazan

            Sprint also pays Verizon licensing which gives the legal access to use their Proprietary cdma code, If Google put Verizon’s cdma on their phones without Verizon’s consent, they could sue google for doing it.

        • Kevin

          The point he’s trying to make is that if it gets a CDMA radio, Verizon will have total control over the Nexus 5 and Google doesn’t like that.

          • Josh Carroll

            We all know what he meant, but that’s not what he said *shrug*

    • Zack Kolev

      Maybe they’ll get the Nexus 5 with the same schedule. So expect it ~ Nov 2014!

  • thedonxr

    They must have just got done verifying the OS wouldn’t bring down the cellular network.