It was only moments ago that we were told Verizon would finally look to launch the Nexus 7 on their beloved 4G LTE network February 13th, and the carrier has now removed all doubt. They’ve officially announced details of the launch, noting that a 32GB Black model will run you just $350. They’ve also said that they’ll be offering the device on a two-year contract for $250, but that offer will only be up for a limited time.
What’s more is that folks who bought the 4G LTE version from Google Play will, in fact, be able to activate their version just as easily as someone buying straight from Verizon. It’s been a long time coming — and we’re still not sure what the real reason for the big delay was — but we’re a bit relieved that they’re finally making it happen. Verizon notes that you’ll need to grab the latest available update from Google before you’re granted activation, so be sure to square that away ahead of Thursday’s launch.
The Nexus 7 is still a fine device to hang on to, with 2GB of RAM, a Snapdragon S4 Pro processor and a full HD display powering the pure Android beast. Verizon’s option will come pre-loaded with Android 4.4 KitKat, though we aren’t sure if their version will be subject to the same immediate upgrades that the Google Play version enjoys.
We’ve reached out to get word from Verizon themselves, so stay on the lookout for more details as they come in. Let us know if you still have a Nexus 7 LTE waiting to be activated below.