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Verizon Ellipsis 7 Tablet Receives Update – Improves LTE Connectivity, Camera, Battery Life, and More

Verizon Ellipsis 7 update

Verizon has this self-branded tablet called the Ellipsis 7 that you probably don’t know much about. It’s a low-end tablet that they try to sell for more than you can pick up a 2013 Nexus 7 for. They also try to sell it with a 2-year contract for $150, which is quite possibly the worst deal in tech at the moment. It features a 1.2GHz unknown quad-core processor, 1GB RAM, 3.2MP camera, low-resolution 7-inch display by today’s standards, Android 4.2.2, and 8GB of storage. Again, it’s not great and probably shouldn’t be in your top 100 list of potential tablets to buy. 

With that said, should you know someone who owns one, let them know that a big update is on the way. The update jumps the tablet up to build MV7A_31D26_422 and features all sorts of improvements.

Once updated, users should see improved 4G LTE connectivity, battery life, image quality when using the camera, and wireless connectivity. The tablet also now supports prepaid plans and an option to store photos taken on an SD card, since it has a slot for one.

Via:  Verizon
  • Jim Hubbard

    The ellipsis will turn more people off of tablets and android than any device before or since its inception. It is truly a piece of shat. Not only can you not load apps to the SD card (makingvit completely worthless if it is only used for photos taken with its crappy 3 mp camera) Verizon has so fvcked up the partitioning that you only have 1GB of your 8 GB for apps. Just what the hell is RAM for if not apps and data? Stay the h3ll away from the ellipsis and ANY tablet branded by Verizon. They really don’t have a clue.

  • Lito

    I am one of the few who have the Ellipsis 7. I also have a Samsung galaxy Tab 2 on Verizon. At the moment , I find myself using the Ellispsis 7 more than I use the Galaxy Tab 2. The reason is because the Ellipsis 7 seems to workfaster and much smoother than the Galaxy Tab 2. I really
    Like this tablet. I got for $0 and I pay $10 more per month for the line on my existing account. The sh** works well for me. I can’t understand the Ellipsis bashing on these forums.

  • user311

    Oh man oh man, I really hope that ISIS is supported… if so its an instant buy! /s

  • Trevor

    That’s a colorful cutting board you have there.

  • http://twitter.com/geoff5093 Geoff Johnson

    Verizon logo is not big enough!

    • Jeremy Gross

      they gotta fill all of that bezzel

  • cgalyon

    That much bezel doesn’t come cheap.

  • ceejw

    I love the Ellipsis 7. I copied the IMEI off one so that I could activate my Nexus 7 on Verizon.

  • Adrynalyne

    Dear god.

    Dat bezel.

    I know it has been out for a while, but I still can’t get over that.

  • Ben Murphy

    What it doesn’t improve is my urge to buy one.

  • Zack Kolev

    Has anyone used this and the 2013 Nexus 7 and truly like this piece better?

  • yanx206

    Where can I get a Nexus 7 LTE Tablet for $150 on contract or $250 off contract?

    • ceejw

      Buy a Droid mini for $0.99 on contract. Sell it for $350, buy an LTE Nexus 7 and put it on that Droid mini’s line. You just got a Nexus 7 for a net cost of $1 on contract.

      • Adrynalyne

        Don’t think you could get 350 for a Mini, but I like your thinking.

        • ceejw

          You could probably get somewhere between $300 and $350 for a brand new mini. The smarter move would be to buy an iPhone 5s and sell it for $600+ but I was trying to do this with a phone that’s free on contract.

          • Adrynalyne

            Maybe when it first came out, but with Moto X current pricing, there is no way.

  • Tony Byatt

    What the hell is this?

    smh…

    Anyway, 20 minutes until the chaos…

  • Ben Leonard

    well its not thattttttttt bad.

    this holiday season i got a nexus 10 and when big red was selling this for 0 down and i already had a galaxy tab 10 first gen on a plan i figured i would swap my tab 10 for a elip and use it for work.

    its not nexus product but i use it for work. pictures and navigation. works fine for that. have not played a game or movie on it. lol thats what the nexus 10 is for

    ui smoothness isn’t that bad if you know what it has under the hood. just feels like an alpha verison of a rom. but its definitely better then my galaxy tab 10 lol

    personally i think verizon didn’t want to activate nexus 7s cuase they had this on the way. impo

  • John Legere

    How do you make a 3.2mp camera. …better?

    • Philip J. Fry

      I see Chris is in here

      • John Legere

        Chris and people who bought this tablet.

  • Shawn Spring

    And…..no one cared.

  • T4rd

    Verizon: “We’ll sodomize you like no other… then charge you for it!”

    This POS is probably responsible for a handful of iPad converts.

  • Tom Yarrish

    The two people that own the tablet are reportedly very happy with the improved battery life…

    • michael arazan

      To Quote Luke Skywalker, “What a piece of junk!” And we know it won’t make it past .5 lightspeed.

  • Philip J. Fry

    Hopefully the next update will make it implode on it self.