The Nexus 7 (2013) with LTE is receiving a 37MB update this afternoon that “enables full compatibility with Verizon’s 4G LTE network.” That’s literally all it says. The screenshot we have mentions that it’s Android 4.4.2, but as you all know, that update came long ago for Google’s 7-inch slate. You are looking at a new build number of KVT49L, though.
The timing for an update that deals with Big Red’s network couldn’t be better, as the tablet is set to launch with official compatibility tomorrow in stores and online. We first reported the news that the Nexus 7 would be sold by Verizon this Thursday, even showed pictures of the unit in stores with a line-up of accessories. (more…)
Still don’t have an Android tablet? It’s time to put the past behind you and finally get yourself a shiny new Nexus 7.
Micro Center currently has a deal posted through its online store for a 16GB Nexus 7 priced at just $180 or the 32GB variant for $200. For the 32GB model, that’s $70 off the MSRP. Cha-ching. (more…)
After we broke the news last week that Verizon would begin carrying the 2013 Nexus 7 with LTE on February 13, the wireless carrier has now made it official. Big Red will begin selling the 32GB version of the device this Thursday for $349.99 both in stores and online. If you’d like, you can also grab it on 2-year contract for $249.99, except that’s not a very good deal. You may as well just pay full price for it. (more…)
Yesterday, we received word from sources that the Nexus 7 had finally received certification from Verizon and would be sold through the carrier as early as February 13. We also saw some cases for the device, with Verizon branding, arrive in stores for the launch. Today, we are now seeing the actual device hit back storage rooms of stores, but reps are told that it can’t be sold just yet. It looks like we have finally reached the end of the “certification process.” (more…)
Earlier today, we reported that sources of ours had indicated that Verizon would begin selling a variant of the Nexus 7 (2013) as early as next week, likely by February 13. While you could pull out our saying of “nothing is confirmed” until we hear word from the carrier, the arrival of Nexus 7 cases in stores with Verizon branding on the packages is certainly something to be added to the story.
While Verizon carries all sorts of accessories in-store, it wouldn’t make much sense for them to carry a Nexus 7 case if they weren’t also planning to sell the device at some point. We still don’t know for sure if they are going to sell it in-store, online, or both, but with cases showing up in retail shops, it could be both. (more…)
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. (more…)
We wouldn’t normally point out a year-and-a-half old tablet as a potentially good buy, but when it shows up on Woot! in “new” condition for $149, it may actually be worth a look. Such is the case with the Nexus 7 (2012), that is today’s daily deal on the bargain bin site. The tablet launched in the summer of 2012, seemed to take the Android tablet game by storm with its insanely low price and decent set of specs, and was the first in a line of tablets that most Android enthusiasts consider a “must have” each year. (more…)
Yesterday, we took a belated look at the official Sleeve for the 2013 Nexus 7, since it has temporarily dropped from its steep $30 price tag. In case you missed that review, we actually love the damn thing. It’s beautifully designed, uses premium materials, and fits the Nexus 7 like a glove. It also comes in four beautiful colors, all of which we have on-hand to giveaway today. That’s right, since we told you not to buy this sleeve back in August when it first became available, it only seems fitting that we hand them out to a few of you for free.
This Sleeve, along with a handful of other Nexus accessories, are on sale for a limited time through Google Play at 25% off. You can find the Nexus 7′s Folio (which we wouldn’t recommend) and Case, along with the Bumper (another we wouldn’t recommend) and QuickCover for the Nexus 5.
Who wants a Sleeve? (more…)