Verizon To Finally Offer Nexus 7 (2013) But Is It Too Little Too Late?
Ryan Martin / 4 years ago
Verizon are well known for taking a painfully long time to bring certain devices onto their network, the Google Nexus devices suffering particularly badly. The Nexus 7 2013 edition was released on July 26th 2013 and according to Engadget Verizon users will finally see a Verizon LTE version from February 13th. The 32GB 4G LTE model will cost $350 or will be available on a two-year contract for $250.
Verizon users who already own a LTE-ready Nexus 7 2013 edition will be able to access the Verizon LTE network once you’ve downloaded the latest Android system update. Verizon users will be able to add the Nexus 7 2013 edition tablet to their Share Everything plan for an extra $10 a month.
Why such a long delay? Well Verizon still claims the lengthy certification process is to blame, but we’re hardly buying that one. No way on earth does it take nearly 8 months to certify a Nexus tablet for LTE use when other vendors have had them available pretty much since launch. Clearly Verizon need to get their act together with future product releases or they risk driving customers away.
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