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OTA update rolling out for 2013 LTE Nexus 7, updated to build KVT49L

Nexus 7 OTA update Verizon LTE

The 2013 LTE Google Nexus 7 by ASUS is currently receiving an OTA update to build KVT49L; the Android version remains at 4.4.2. The software will enable “full compatibility with Verizon’s 4G LTE network,” even though many users have already been using the Nexus 7 on Verizon without any issues.

In any case, this particular update is what Verizon said it needed before it would start officially allowing Nexus 7 activations on its network. The Nexus 7 can now be used on Verizon, AT&T, Sprint, or T-Mobile – one of the first tablets with enough LTE bands to claim this type of carrier compatibility.

The update comes in at exactly 37MB, and includes a new build of the software radio (DEB-H00_2.42.0_1024). Otherwise, there aren’t any other significant changes. It also appears that international and WiFi-only versions of the tablet won’t be getting this update.

Verizon is now selling the Nexus 7 for $250 with a two-year contract.

[Android Police]
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John was the editor-in-chief at Pocketables. His articles generally focus on all things Google, including Chrome and Android, although his love of new gadgets and technology doesn't stop there. His current arsenal includes the Nexus 6 by Motorola, the 2013 Nexus 7 by ASUS, the Nexus 9 by HTC, the LG G Watch, and the Chromebook Pixel, among others.

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