Verizon memo further confirms Nexus tablet with cellular connectivity, other Nexus smartphone

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This week, rumors began to surface that Google and ASUS were working on a 3G version of the Nexus 7 tablet. These came from a mostly unsubstantiated source, but now a very small detail in a Verizon memo noticed by the people at Droid-Life shows that the Nexus 7 with cellular connectivity may in fact be real, and my even be a 4G LTE tablet.

The detail in question is the underlined sentence you see above, which simply mentions “Google experience devices and tablets” as not getting the new Amazon preloaded app suite. Google experience devices is a term usually limited to Nexus devices, and while the Galaxy Nexus may be the smartphone in question, the Google experience tablet hasn’t been announced yet. Obviously, it would make a lot of sense if the 3G Nexus 7 is what the memo is referring to, as it is certainly a Google experience tablet. However, I do find it a bit odd that the tablet rumored earlier this week supposedly only had 3G connectivity, as it would surprise me if Verizon released such a device without support for their 4G LTE network.

I don’t even want to get into the fact that “tablets” is plural in the above note, just because it reads like such an afterthought. Still, the idea of at least a Verizon Nexus 7 isn’t too surprising, and may be something that users want. If you are one of those hoping for a Verizon Nexus, feel free to explain why in the comments below. Who knows, you might win a WiFi version of the device as well!

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Aaron Orquia

Aaron Orquia is an associate editor at Pocketables. He has been using Android and Linux since he bought his first computer years ago, and his interest in technology, software, and tweaking both to work just right has only grown stronger since then. His current gadgets include a OnePlus One, a Pebble smartwatch, and an Acer C720 Chromebook.

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4 thoughts on “Verizon memo further confirms Nexus tablet with cellular connectivity, other Nexus smartphone

  • Avatar of Micahel Perry
    September 7, 2012 at 6:54 am
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    Hey Aaron, This needs a revise. The email is for the new Kindle line of devices. The underlined note above says the the Google experience devices and tables are “excluded.” It would have to say included to involve the nexus as well.

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  • Avatar of etiyi
    September 9, 2012 at 11:46 am
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    Ooh I would love to win that nexus! I don’t know how I feel about 3g tablets. Maybe verizon is better, but 3g on sprint blows. I would be ill frustrated trying to use that. Once sprint decides to grace the STL with lte, i could always just tether.

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  • Avatar of Abraham
    September 10, 2012 at 4:00 pm
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    Ill take that wifi version, thank you very much! Haha.

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