Nexus 7

37MB file enables full compatibility with Verizon's LTE network, still Android 4.4.2

Your LTE-equipped Nexus 7 should be seeing an update today that adds "Full compatibility with Verizon's 4G LTE network" — though plenty of people are using it with no issues and no update. Build KVT49L is just 37MB, and doesn't show us anything new or exciting, but we'll take any update we can get, right?

It's worth noting that this is the same compatibility certification that Verizon told us was coming "soon" back in September of last year. We're not going to pretend that we know all the details, but we do know plenty of folks who found work-arounds and have been using their LTE Nexus 7 on Verizon for quite a while.

And don't get me started on the C-block auction agreement.

Anyhoo, if you have an LTE Nexus 7, expect an update for it shortly if you haven't already received it. And for folks wanting to buy the Verizon Nexus 7, it should be available starting tomorrow.

Via: Droid Life

 
There are 19 comments

moosc says:

Yeah first let the vzw bashing begin. Every one will see a piece of vzw Oh joy

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MERCDROID says:

Lol, it's a NEXUS device. There will be NO Verizon branding or bloatware on it. Nice try, though.

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LeroyRJR says:

Let them believe,, stop smashing their rage filled dreams with facts

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MERCDROID says:

Ok, lol, I'll try

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NoNexus says:

Drink in their tears of rage... I am learning

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Why buy this if a 2014 version is coming?

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TheNexusMan says:

1: Because this just came out 2 months ago. And 2: There is NO guarantee that a 2014 Nexus 7 is coming, let alone, Nexus device, period. And 3: If a 2014 Nexus 7 does come, and Google does stick to their release history, only the wireless device will be coming any time soon, and the LTE version won't come to close to a year from now, and if you're interested in buying this, why would you want to wait another year?

bluesun3030 says:

2 months ago?!? Umm, I think the initial device release date was July 26, 2013.

thatguy97 says:

It should be called the nexus 7.02 to be accurate just sayin just sayin

Sent from my Nexus 7 2013 or iPhone 5

bigdaddytee says:

The way the 5C should just be called "last years model"?

Posted from the (4.2 updated) redheaded stepchild of the Nexii

VAVA Mk2 says:

So your post was mafe on a Sprint or Verizon GNex?

Sent from my Nexus 5 :-D

msc1014 says:

I was worried this update was going to break tethering/hotspot. Luckily, no issues there.

diesteldorf says:

Does the update cause the device to show up as a picture of the Nexus 7 when I login to My VZW? Eight now, I just have a white square since it is an unknown device.

TheNexusMan says:

One user has noted that the update has dramatically increased his speeds on Verizon's network.

diesteldorf says:

I may go for it, but I know that I've gotten 50-60 MBs without it and, in a way, I like using an "unauthorized" device with my 4G data plan, though I know VZW knows more than I like to give them credit for. Still, if this is the beginning of future Nexus devices on VZW, I clap my hands enthusiastically.

1994mgoblue says:

Any links or ideas on what's actually inside this update? My N7 LTE (already on Vzw SIM) is prompting to update yet I am apprehensive. It's to make Vzw happy and they've really pissed off us N7 LTE owners.

1994mgoblue says:

Android Police are reporting (http://www.androidpolice.com/2014/02/12/latest-nexus-7-2013-lte-update-k...) this is little more than an update to the software radio... So I pulled the trigger. Did a Speedtest before and after.

Before 20down/7.75up/58ms - After 24.75/8.95/57ms -- So the After test was faster, but it had just done a fresh reboot, mobile speedtests are never consistent, etc... Nothing to write home about.

And, at least right now, my N7 still shows as a white-box "unknown" device on MyVZ website.

dan1431 says:

I asked a neighbor who is an Engineer for VZW what the heck this update accomplishes.

His answer, "for the life of me, I have no idea" granted he is not always in the loop regarding sw issues but he said the issues as far as he understood were provisioning issues and as far as he can tell, no amount of device sw would fix that.

His only thought was that maybe the N7's wasn't playing nice with the Alcatel-Lucent hw which is deployed sporadically throughout the country (though not in my area).

In my area VZW uses Ericsson Hw and he has been using his N7 since it release on VZW (unofficially of course) without issue and has been puzzled what all fuss has been about as it works without issue.

Dan

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phippsy84 says:

Is this even still rolling out. Just asking because my Nexus 7 hasn't gotten it.