Verizon wasn't letting users activate and use the new Google Nexus 7 tablet on their network. Instantly many were fired up and getting out the pitchforks, but it sounds like it wasn't all their fault. Their usual 4G LTE certification process is in the final stages, and once complete, the Nexus 7 will be all set to rock out with Verizon LTE speeds.
Motorola finally announced developer editions of the Moto X this morning, including one for Verizon, but that isn't all they had in store for you developers and hackers. Just revealed as well is the Motorola DROID MAXX (Verizon) Developer Edition for the crazy high price of just $649.99 which will get you an unlocked bootloader.
Developer Edition handsets have officially been listed with Motorola. There are two models listed, one with support for Verizon Wireless and the other with support for GSM (AT&T and T-Mobile). Both models have 32GB of internal storage and are touting the "special" black and woven white Developer Edition design.
announced their brand new and improved 2013 Nexus 7, it was met with tons of excitement due to the fact they'd be offering an 4G LTE model with support for AT&T, T-Mobile, and Verizon all for just $349. After a month of waiting last week the tablet with LTE finally went up for sale. But now we're hearing bad news that Verizon (once again) isn't playing nice with Nexus devices.
HTC One finally was released last month. And now for those who waited, an excellent deal has just appeared worth mentioning. The folks from Best Buy are offering up Verizon's HTC One for only $49, and that includes the brand new exclusive Metallic Blue color option as well.
Sense 5 update for the DROID DNA sometime this summer. Well, while we have yet to learn of a specific release date for that update, there has been a confirmation from Verizon Wireless. It seems Big Red has recently updated the DROID DNA support pages with mention of Sense 5.
Verizon has announced they will be launching a new "Total Mobile Protection" service plan this week. This plan will include a wide variety of options such as a premium level of tech support, to protection against malware and insurance to help cover the cost of a lost or stolen device. Verizon is pushing this as offering "peace of mind" and has it priced at $10 per month.
LG G2 smartphone has officially launched for those in the US. The handset is now widely available with a trio of carriers including Verizon Wireless, AT&T and T-Mobile. The price points are similar across the carriers, however as we have been seeing lately, they each have a few purchase options available. Regardless of the carrier though, you will be getting a handset with a 5.2-inch display that is powered by a Snapdragon 800 processor.
Moto X is available with a wide variety of US carriers at this point, however your ability to tinker with the phone will vary depending on which carrier you have. Motorola does offer an option to unlock the bootloader, however that option is not available for those with AT&T and Verizon Wireless. But official paths aside, it looks like someone has managed to get past some of the blocks and has achieved root access on the Verizon Moto X.