Talk of Nexus 7 LTE not working on the Verizon that surfaced yesterday and quickly spread on the web yesterday have prompted the company to come out and explain what the situation is and to set the record straight that if you have a Nexus 7 tablet or are planning to buy one, you are not doomed never to use 4G if you are loyal to Verizon.
Verizon published a blog post a few hours ago explaining that contrary to yesterday’s interpretation of a Verizon Support tweet that Nexus 7 users on Verizon may never be able to use 4G because of certification issues, the company is actually still in the process of certifying the device. The blog post explains that Verizon’s certification process usually takes about four to six weeks and because Google sent the device to Verizon a bit late – sometime in August – hence the ‘it is not certified’ support tweet which should have read ‘certification is almost complete’.
Once the certification process is completed, Verizon say they will then work with Google to enable 4G on the device and even make it available on Play Store for $349. Verizon’s certification process, the blog post defines, is among the most rigorous testing protocols focused on ‘guarding the safety and security of [Verizon’s] network’. If you are interested in Nexus 7 to use on Verizon, we can now say you can get the tablet but you may have to wait a few days or weeks (however long Verizon’s ‘soon’ is) before it can be activated.
For now, let’s turn our attention to Nexus 5