Finally. Finally Verizon is going to support the Google Nexus 7. When the Nexus 7 launched last July, Google told us that it would support AT&T, T-Mobile and Verizon’s LTE networks. Which it does. But Verizon decided they weren’t going to activate any Nexus 7’s on their network until it was certified. Then they informed us that they were waiting for the update to Android 4.4. KitKat to come around. Which it did in October, but still no activations available for the Nexus 7.
Just last week, we were hearing that Nexus 7 2013 would be launching on Verizon this week. Today, Verizon confirmed that with a new blog post. The Nexus 7 is coming to Verizon on February 13th, and will be available for $349.99 off-contract or $249.99 with a new two-year contract. That doesn’t seem like a big enough discount to sign a two year contract, what do you think? I’d never sign one for a tablet anyways. Verizon is touting that you can add the Nexus 7 to your existing Share Everything plan for just $10 per month. But remember your Nexus 7 will be using the data pool shared with the rest of the devices on your account. So be careful with overages.
The Nexus 7 2013 features a 7-inch 1920×1200 resolution display, 2GB of RAM, a Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro, 32GB of on-board storage, a 3950mAh battery and Android 4.4 KitKat on board. The Nexus 7 is also one of the first devices to get the newest version of Android as well. Which is why it’s so popular, aside from its price.
Right now, it’s not known if you’ll be able to buy the LTE Nexus 7 2013 from Google Play and activate it on Verizon. Although I wouldn’t see a problem with it since it is the same device.
Now we finally get to have a Nexus 7 on the largest network in America, Verizon Wireless. How many of you are excited about that?