So far Verizon blamed the 4 to 6 weeks certification process for the inability to activate the Nexus 7 LTE onto their network
Although Google Nexus 7 isn’t exactly a brand new hot topic device, it seems that one of the biggest carriers in the US Verizon Wireless is about to expand its availability for users stateside. At least that’s what they promised last year when a report surfaced online for a Verizon Nexus 7 LTE to be certified soon. Since ‘soon’ seems have passed, the carrier promises another ‘soon ‘for those who are still hoping to get their hands on the desirable tablet.
All of this comes from the folks from Droid Life who claim that sources of their own have given them the tip that Verizon Wireless will begin to sell the Google Nexus 7 next week. There’s even a particular date- February 13. As the long wait seems to be finally over, the carrier has been changing the story of why it’s taken that long to certify and activate the Nexus 7.
At first, Verizon blamed the 4 to 6 weeks certification process for the inability to activate the Nexus 7 LTE onto their network. In all, the device had been under the certification program since August last year and had to go through third party labs in order to perform some tasting. Second, once the testing was complete, the Nexus 7 had to be activated on Verizon’s network by Google. So there’s been another long waiting for the Internet giant to push an Android update to the device. Whether all of this is partially, entirely, or not true at all, it seems that Big Red is ready to start selling the tablet through its channels and Verizon’s customers won’t be receiving the cold shoulder anymore.
In the meantime, while the LTE capable Nexus 7 is finally on its way after so many months, there are already rumors for the eight generation of the tablet to come straight from Taiwan as an HTC Nexus 8.
Source: Droid Life