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…)
This morning, HTC announced that it had received approval from Verizon to start pushing the Android 4.4.2 “Kit Kat” update to the carrier’s variant of the One. Here we are hours later and Big Red has published the support documents that detail all of the changes users will see once upgraded, meaning we are closer than ever to seeing it arrive. Typically when these documents go out, the update is imminent. (more…)
HTC One owners on Verizon, rejoice! HTC executive Mohammed Versi just confirmed through Twitter that the Android 4.4 Kit Kat and Sense 5.5 update has received technical approval from Verizon, which means the OTA is imminent.
Unsurprisingly, Verizon isn’t the first carrier to certify the Kit Kat firmware on its variant of the HTC One; the update for Sprint owners began rolling out last weekend. The carrier appears to have bested AT&T and T-Mobile, though, so I guess you could consider that an improvement. (more…)
The Moto G from Verizon is receiving its update to Android 4.4.2 “Kit Kat” as you read this. The update actually started rolling out yesterday, but Verizon just now published the support documents to show all that is involved. There aren’t any surprises, however, the update is pretty significant.
Once updated, you’ll find all sorts of goodies that were introduced by Google with Kit Kat. For example, full-screen “Immersive” mode is there, as is Hangouts as the default SMS app. You’ll also find a new dialer application, better photo editor, and cloud printing built into the OS.
To see all that Kit Kat has to offer, be sure to check out our recap of Android 4.4. (more…)
Thanks to evleaks, we have our first look at what the Galaxy NotePro 12.2 tablet from Samsung will look like on Verizon. As we can see, there doesn’t appear to be anything too different about the device from the WiFi-only model, oh, except the massive 4G LTE logo on the backside. (more…)
While AT&T and T-Mobile are creating ways to get you out of contracts and into somewhat cheaper data plans, Verizon is adding on new services that I can’t imagine anyone would ever use. Over the weekend, Verizon kicked off a new program called Smart Rewards that works sort of like a reward system that you would find from a credit card. By performing tasks or signing up for services or spending more money through your Verizon account, you can tack on points that can then be used for sweepstakes, auctions, travel deals, daily deals, gift cards, and merchandise. (more…)
If you have needed a good excuse to upgrade your handset, Best Buy is looking to help you out. For a limited time, February 2 to February 15, you can sign up to receive a $50 Best Buy gift card to put towards the purchase of a new phone on either AT&T, Verizon, or Sprint. You can sign up to four different lines for the credit, so if you were looking to surprise the whole family, then there you go. (more…)