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Nexus 7 to be Sold Through Verizon Starting Next Week, Likely February 13

According to sources of our own, Verizon will begin to sell the Nexus 7 next week, most likely February 13. In case you haven’t been following, Verizon has been changing its story as to why it has taken so long to certify, sell, and activate the ASUS-made tablet, which has been workable on its network since release last year.

The first reason was because the tablet had not gone through the Verizon certification process, but even after we waited weeks for that, Verizon then stated they were waiting for Google to push an Android update to the device. Regardless of what really happened and why Verizon customers were getting the cold shoulder with the Nexus 7 tablets, it looks as though Big Red is finally ready to start selling through its own channels. 

We weren’t able to catch word on if the tablets will be sold online or in-store, but we will update the post as more info becomes available.

Verizon customers, is this what you have been waiting for?

Cheers ____!
  • NyReynolds

    WHAT……. THE……. FU……….!!!!!! ?

  • Dave the Specialist

    Does this also include the Nexus 5?
    Ive already jumped into the LG G2 but i’d still pick up a Nexus 5 to activate later in the year.

  • Ty

    That is the best news ever. As a Verizon rep I really hope this comes true.

  • mark

    A bastardized version no less!!

  • Kenny C

    Verizon needs to sell the Nexus 5 phone!

  • Zak Taylor

    This is going to be the Galaxy Nexus all over again… Delayed updates, bloat were pre-installed, and denial of hardware issues. Glad I’m on GSM now.

  • Jay Jackson

    As John McClain said in DieHard, “Welcome to the party, pal!!”

  • TheToxicGamer97

    If only they would get the Nexus 5 now. I’ll probably settle for the Moto X then watch the Nexus 5 come to VZW a month later

  • Sol

    I’ve been waiting for the Nexus 5 and sadly, i doubt it will ever see Verizon.

  • Doublestack1

    Been using my Nexus 7 on VZW LTE for months. Works great. Sold my Note 2, popped the sim in my Nexus and pure happiness….

  • sski66

    Way, way waaaay, too late. I got an AT&T sim for [3] gigs of 4G LTE a month for $30, so even if Verizon was on time with this, I don’t they could beat that.

  • DJ

    Released super late, and then verizon will reports sales of nexus 7 were poor.

  • AC

    The question is, who cares? Why would anyone ever buy hardware from Verizon when there is always a cheaper way?

  • Michael Pahl

    Verizon are the ultimate scum bags.

    Can’t even buy a Moto G outright an activate on a line thats not pre-paid.

  • BigMixxx

    THIS pisses me off…

  • Bootleg Zani

    4 years later Verizon finally approves it.

  • MH

    $5 that they locked out tethering?

  • schlanz

    no jokes about logos? is this community growing up?


  • ceejw

    Does Verizon want me to pretend that I haven’t had my Nexus 7 activated on their network for months now?

    • creed

      Down votes by a Verizon rep

  • Nivek8

    Easy solution to this. It’s obvious VZW is dishing BS for “testing” these devices on their network. Just bar VZW from selling high profile devices like iPhone or Galaxy devices until open access devices are allowed on their network. Watch how fast VZW can complete “testing” then.

  • Malcolm Love

    They can have Nexus Tablets, but no phones? Am I missing something?

    • Franklin Ramsey

      The Nexus 7 LTE only runs on their LTE, not CDMA, so the basically have to allow it.

      • Malcolm Love

        D’oh! Forgot about CDMA! Gonna need VoLTE real soon…

      • MH

        It can run CDMA, it’s just disabled via SW. Sprint has the N5.

        • Franklin Ramsey

          The Nexus 7 can run CDMA? I’d like to know how since last I checked it doesn’t have Hardware for CDMA radios. I’d also like to know what Sprint having the N5 has to do with the Nexus 7 running CDMA?

          • MH

            Im thinking nexus 5, not 7. Freudian slip thinking that if they can activate the 7, then there’s no reason they cannot do the 5.

  • My speed tests on VZW LTE are awesome but actually using it for Instagram, Twitter, mobile web, and hotspot(especially hotspot) It stalls so much. I just don’t understand it.

  • Chris Hughes

    So glad to be done with Verizons nonsense. Yay for unlocked GSM.

    • YankInDaSouth

      So wish I could join you, but sadly around here it’s either Big Red or *hitty to no service!

      • Chris Hughes

        Yeah that sucks. Used to be like that around here which is why I was on Verizon to begin with

        • YankInDaSouth

          Really hoping T-Mo builds up around here … I love what they are doing lately!

          • Chris Hughes

            I went att as they now charge less off contract

    • Blue Sun

      And it’s been a much more pleasurable experience too!

  • Verizon and Nexus have not mixed very well so far. {{-_-}}

  • YankInDaSouth

    YAY! Verizon gets to *uck up another Nexus device!!

  • Robert Boluyt

    Too late, bought a GPe G-Pad a month ago.

  • AngryBadger

    Moving my line off Verizon and switching to T-mobile. I don’t really need the network and if I do, I can just get a prepaid sim that uses that network ready to pop in.

  • rcrow490

    If they had offered the Nexus 7 before now, how many Ellipsis tablets do you think they could have passed off on unsuspecting buyers?

  • DanSan

    they were busy trying to find ways to slap verizon and the 4G LTE logos all over it.

  • WickedToby741

    And yet we wonder why the Nexus 5 wasn’t launched with Verizon compatibility…

    • coolsilver

      VoLTE launch months away.

      • AC

        Who would want that? Their LTE network isn’t as large or as reliable as their CDMA network.

  • Anon

    And the LG G Pad 8.3 also.


    Tablet that I’ve owned for 7 months… I think not Verizon. As a company, they just waste money by doing things at a pace that may have been okay for 1995,but now that it’s 2014,they need to wake the hell up and realize that anything over 60days is too much time! Too long with updates, too long with new devices, too long with certifications, too long with stupid exclusivities, too long…

  • antinorm

    VZW was waiting for Google to push an Android update to the device…I interpret that as “add bloatware to it”.

    • AngryBadger

      LOL, definitely.

  • moelsen8

    will this be a different model so they can have their own apps and control of updates etc? *cough* galaxy nexus *cough*

  • MichaelFranz

    of all the timely updates ETC ETC they have been pushing this was stilla big disappointment.

    I would imagine they would sell it at normal price for LTE model. From my understanding VZW no longer does contracts on tablets and they just sell them at retail price, unless they do a discount promotion at which point it is a contract to the line. I do not think thye will charge more for it because then you could just go grab an LTE elsewhere and get a SIM card.

  • motox

    Say what you will about this being late, but if Verizon pushes this like they do to their other crappy tablets, this can expose the Nexus brand to a whole new customer base. This could be rather beneficial for Nexus tablets.

    • Adrynalyne

      Like the Galaxy Nexus was as a phone? I don’t think so.

      • MichaelFranz

        well when you think about VZW’s tablet line now. Besides iPads, everything else is crap IMO. Galaxy Tab 2, !st gen Galaxy Note, Ellipis, and Xyboard…all are pure crap. the nexus 7 has done very well on its own and i think if they even push it a little it will sell well. Again once its available it is easily the best android tablet on their portfolio. Hopefully they also get this mysterious G Pad LTE soon too

        • Adrynalyne

          Maybe. Outside of iPads, I don’t think Verizon really cares.

          • MichaelFranz

            your probably right. I just think its sad that they are pushing tablets still only able to run ICS and push them like they are brand new. Sandly my xoom has seen more action the most android tablets they sell

      • charesa39

        Agreed. This is the straw that broke the camel’s back for me and facilitated my move to T-Mo when my contract was up with my GNex.

      • Cael

        I knew nothing of Nexus until I was seeing the Galaxy Nexus was going to be released on Verizon and it was such a big deal, and that’s regardless of the phone sucking.

        • Adrynalyne

          Yeah there was a lot of hype, but Verizon ignored it, barely advertised it, and the phone was a complete failure in sales.

          • John Legere

            Everything about it was a failure. Software, battery, radios, too many to list

    • David Narada Brown

      The “NEXUS” name only carriers weight with a certain group of people (average consumers dont really know what a nexus is). And those people dont have strong interest in doing business with verizon. I dont think this will boost nexus 7 sales but it does give a good option to those on verizon.

      • Dan DeMarco

        Respectfully disagree here. I’m a huge Google Nexus fan who values having service outside of urban areas for when I travel and I’m super excited to see that I can now *legitimately* pop a VZW LTE SIM into my Nexus 7.

  • Adrynalyne

    Off contract 599, 199 on contract.

    • John Legere

      Don’t give them any idea’s!

      • DanSan

        probably only time you’ll get an upvote from me.

        well played.

    • Endless

      Must be expensive to put the Verizon and 4gLTE logos all over it

      • Jason B

        Verizon to Google: Please include our stupid 4G LTE icon in your KitKat build so we can pass it through certification and carry the device. Then, slap a huge one on the back for posterity. We also want VZ Navigator pre-installed.

        We’ll also be sure to throttle devices in the near future, just like our FiOS service does with Netflix and YouTube.

        Your friendly neighbor,
        Verizon and 4G LTE

  • Jacko
    • Cael

      this just made me want to listen to Jojo xD

    • John Legere

      This should have been in the Black S4 article

      • but thanks though

        Ok, we get it , you are jealous of Samsung and the fact they are successful. Get over it. They aren’t going to lose any sleep on their private jet trip to Barcelona because you spam the same post.

        • John Legere

          One question, why you mad?

  • LOL nothing like being really late to the party when DigiTimes reported a rumor of A nexus 8 in April. DigiTimes doesn’t have the best track record but still, really really late.

    • Good_Ole_Pinocchio

      I’m not sure what that has to do with this post tbh?

    • Weber

      Nexus 7 is not a Nexus 8. Two different tablets.

      • Cael

        Pretty sure he is saying that releasing the Nexus 7 on Verizon is late, also DigiTimes, who doesn’t have the best track record, is saying there may be a Nexus 8 in April, so why push this when they could push a possible Nexus 8.

        • Weber

          I get what he’s saying, but why not push a 7″ tablet that’s introduced on their network regardless of its age? An 8″ tablet is too much for some. The Nexus 7 2013 isn’t really old news. If a Nexus 8 is released, then Verizon can advertise for that one as well.

      • David Narada Brown

        his point is that verizon is so late with the nexus 7 that we are already about to see nexus 8 tablet

  • Alex Coldstone Simon

    i have the wifi, wish i had the LTE… BUT, it is moto x day for me…. 😀

    • JoshGroff

      *High Five* Moto X rocks.

    • YankInDaSouth

      Sweet! I just switched to the x and love it! Root that baby up, installed xposed and there is a wifi tether module hack for moto x! Tether you N7 to your x and you’re golden!

      • Alex Coldstone Simon

        I probably will end up doing that… Also unlimited data so that should be fun! 😀

  • Good_Ole_Pinocchio

    OMG finally you guys are awake. I’ll stop refreshing the page now. And VZW can piss off….

    • Mark2134

      Lol ok I wasn’t alone in doing the same. 😛

    • BK

      I was starting to feel DL withdrawal pains. Gotta get my fix…

    • Sorry about that! This unusual snow storm has sleeping in bears 😛

      • michael arazan

        In other words you were really outside playing in the snow with your dog? My dogs go nuts every time there is fresh snow on the ground, Have Fun!

  • LunchMeat

    *insert usual joke about Verizon logo being huge on device*