The Nexus 7 LTE is compatible with AT&T, T-Mobile, and Verizon Wireless, but unfortunately Verizon is looking the other way because it’s not part of their current device lineup. News of this broke quickly once Jeff Jarvis, co-host of This Week in Google, was denied an activation. He took to Twitter and said, “Knock, knock, @VZWSupport, is anybody there? I’m trying to give you money. You’re making it hard. No, impossible.” Verizon’s response was, “I’m excited you got your Nexus 7 but not all LTE tablets are created equal. It’s not part of our lineup and can’t be activated ^JH.”
In a Google+ post today, Google announced on their +Nexus page that the new Nexus 7 (LTE model) is now available in eight new markets from the Play Store. These locations include Australia, Canada, Germany, Spain, France, UK, Japan and Korea.
Pricing is expected to be similar to the US pricing structure, and the device comes with a 1080p 7-inch LCD display, Snapdragon S4 Pro processor, 2GB RAM, a 5-megapixel rear camera, a 3,950mAh battery with wireless charging capabilities, NFC connectivity, and Android 4.3 Jelly Bean.
If you’re from one of the above markets, will you be getting your hands on a new Nexus 7 anytime soon?
Source: Google Play
Those of you who were waiting for the Nexus 7 with LTE are in luck. As of today, you can purchase Google’s 7-inch tablet for $349 via the Google Play Store. It’s compatible with all the major U.S. carriers, but T-Mobile is offering 2GB of free data for the first month as a promotion for their LTE network. The LTE Nexus 7 will also hit T-Mobile stores soon. As a reminder, the new Nexus features a 7″ Full HD display featuring 323ppi, a quad-core Snapdragon S4 processor, 2GB RAM, and 32GB of storage all seamlessly connected to LTE.
You can order from the source link below. T-Mobile’s presser after the break
Remember the touch screen issues the Nexus 7 was having? And remember the JSS15Q update that Google pushed out that supposedly solved those problems? Well, some new buyers of the hyped tablet are complaining that the update in fact did not fix the touchscreen problems. Some are saying that the problems could be due to incorrect calibration, or even a worst case scenario being a grounding problem that cannot be fixed with a software update.
If you have a Nexus 7 with touchscreen issues, Consumer Report recommends that you return the tablet for another unit. We recommend the same. You can check out what the problem looks like in the video after the break.
Normally when it comes to Google products, the U.S. usually gets them first while everyone else screams. Well this time the tables are turned as the new Nexus 7 with LTE is available in Germany and Italy. It’s not in the Google Play Store, but it’s available at select retailers such as Media Markt, Saturn, Redcoon, and the ASUS store. The price is €349 ($466). Let us know if you pick one up.
source: Android Authority
Those of you in the U.K., Germany, France, Spain, and Japan can now order a shiny new Nexus 7 2013 edition from the Google Play Store or from retailers. Prices will vary. The UK has the 16GB version for £199 ($307), and other parts of Europe has it for €229 ($306), and it’s 27,800 yen ($285) in Japan. It will also become available in Australia, India, and South Korea soon.
Yesterday, an update started rolling out to new Nexus 7 devices to address the multi-touch and GPS issues the new device has been subject to in its first few weeks in the hands of early adopters. Several other Nexus devices also started to receive an OTA update earlier this week to address some security issues. The factory images for all of these updates have now been posted over to AOSP, including the JSS15Q image for the Nexus 7 2013 version.
According to sources, the updates not only address the issues already mentioned, they also took care of some crashing issues involving the devices’ clipboard, tweaked App Opps permissions and some other miscellaneous bits. If you are still running your device on the stock Android install, you can continue to wait for the OTA to hit your device. If you are not afraid to tinker with loading a factory image or your device is rooted and not able to get the OTA update, you may want to head over to the Google Developers site to grab the files.
Aside from the occasional legal quirks and roadblocks, owning a Nexus device is great because you’ll always have access to factory images of your device in case you ever need to completely undo any customization or just want to start from scratch. If you happen to own a Nexus 4, 7, 10, or a GSM Galaxy Nexus, you’ll now have access to those factory images for the latest version of Google’s Android 4.3.
The Nexus 4, all older versions of the Nexus 7, the Nexus 10 and the Galaxy Nexus all have images with the build number JWR66Y. The new 2013 Nexus 7 has a different build number, build JSS15Q, but still serves the same purpose. If you’re looking for any CDMA variants of any Nexus devices, you’re unfortunately still out of luck.
source: Google Developers
Earlier today Google started rolling out update JSS15Q for their Nexus 7 devices that included a fix for the 2013 model to address problems with touchscreens. We now have confirmation from Google that this latest update also corrects GPS problems that some users were having.
The GPS problem would cause the Nexus 7 to lose the GPS lock after prolonged use of the GPS capability, especially in cases where a users was switching between several apps that use GPS. Considering all of the apps that are interested in a device’s location, it was quite easy to overwhelm the GPS code.
The update is still slowly rolling out to Nexus 7 owners. Other than the information gleaned from the support forums, Google has not released any official word on just what JSS15Q includes. We also continue to wait for Google to make the update available for download for those users who have moved on from stock and may not get it through the regular OTA method.
source: Google Product Forum
Google has begun pushing the first-ever update to the 2013 Nexus 7 and will reportedly fix touchscreen problems that some owners were experiencing with their devices.
Google’s Paul Wilcox confirmed the plans to release new firmware on the company’s forums:
“As a couple of you have mentioned, there’s a new system update that’s started rolling out for your Nexus 7s. This update does address the touchscreen issues discussed in this thread. If you’re one of the people experiencing touchscreen issues, please let us know how it’s going after you’ve received and installed the update.”
It’s unknown as to whether the update includes other improvements/bug fixes as well, but it would make sense if it also included the security update that was pushed to other Nexus devices yesterday. Be patient and you should get the update eventually— as we all know, OTA updates are a process.
Source: Google Product Forums