Three UK has begun selling the Nexus 7 (2013) tablet, though it’s not the LTE variant. Three has the WiFi version for sale, starting at £199. While it seems O2 has exclusivity on the LTE Nexus 7, Three has an interesting workaround for UK users.
It is not uncommon for Nexus devices to regularly receive updates and fixes. After all, it's one of the reasons why people by them, aside from the amazing hardware, of course. Still, it is surprising to hear that Google has quite silently rolled out an update for the Nexus 7 that slightly increments the Android version to 4.3.1.
Budget price doesn't not have to mean budget specs and dismal performance, as Google has once again proven with its 2013 model of the Nexus 7 tablet. Amazon has similarly put out its own take on the high-performance, low-price category with the 7-inch Kindle Fire HDX. Now, courtesy of our sister site SlashGear, we get to see how the new tablet not only stacks up even against Google's masterpiece but, at the same time, is in a league of its own.
There are plenty of options to consider when it comes to using an Android tablet in a car. For many it seems a popular choice is the Nexus 7 and in fact we have been seeing these types of setups since the tablet was originally announced back in the summer of 2012. Some of the initial points to consider will likely be whether this tablet will be mounted in-dash or on a dock and how the power and stereo connections will be made.
This week Amazon announced their new Kindle Fire HDX tablets, delivering all their content and "customers also bought" suggestions right to you in a brand new and sleek device. The X in the name is for the display, which got a huge boost, but that isn't all they've done with their slate. We'll be pitting it against Google's Nexus 7 below, just in case you're weighing a purchase decision.
ASUS and Google's new 2013 Nexus 7 with 4G LTE hasn't been the easiest tablet to get, but we are finally getting more good news. After initially being held back over a month while the WiFi only flavor shipped, Google finally unleashed the LTE model earlier this month. It quickly disappeared from the Play Store, then came back with T-Mobile and AT&T options, and now Best Buy will have them next.
Yesterday news surfaced and flooded the interwebs surrounding the fact that 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.
It was almost a case of bad publicity for Verizon when owners of the LTE version of the new Nexus 7 started reporting problems with the carrier's activation process. Now we have an official statement explaining the issue, which will be resolved with a Verizon-certified device soon.
The new Nexus 7 has been in the news a lot this afternoon, but we have one more as it appears a small 8MB update is rolling out to the WiFi Nexus 7 as we speak. It's still the same version of Android, and there appears to be no major changes, but we're hearing this could still be an update aimed at fixing those touch issues.
Earlier today there was a bit of an uproar in terms of Verizon Wireless support for the Nexus 7 LTE. While the tablet is technically capable of supporting the network, it seems Big Red is not willing and/or able to activate it in their system. It seem there will likely be more on the topic of Verizon, however things appear solid for those who are planning to pick up an LTE capable Nexus 7 for use with AT&T.