Verizon Ellipsis 7

Improved LTE performance, camera quality and battery life

Remember the Ellipsis 7? That's the Verizon self-branded tablet the carrier released back in November for $250. Well for those half-dozen people who bought one, there's a pretty sizeable update waiting for you. Verizon has posted to its support pages that update MV7A_31D26_422 is on the way with a whole load of features for the Ellipsis 7.

You'll be getting improved LTE connectivity, better mobile hotspot, a camera image quality boost, longer battery life and several other small features. The latest update also lets the Ellipsis 7 be used with Verizon's prepaid plans, as well as better manage where pictures and apps are stored between the internal memory and SDcard expansion.

Even with the latest update, we're thinking that the Ellipsis 7 is a pretty tough sell for any Android enthusiast unless you're simply looking for a functional and cheap device that supports Verizon LTE.

Source: Verizon

 
There are 42 comments

thatguy97 says:

Anyone have this? Just curious

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eljoaquin says:

My mom got one at the Verizon store even though I advised Nexus 7. It comes with 1GB space for apps already almost filled with pre-installed. It also lags when you tap the screen.

yodatom10 says:

just buy a nexus 7 with lte support

tx_tuff says:

A co-worker bought one of these, most of the public are not to brought sometimes when it comes to tech. He bought it because he just doesn't know any better, when I tried to explain that he could have gotten a much better tablet for the money he still didn't care or get it.

luke31 says:

And it's these kinds of products that perpetuate the myth of Android being slow, laggy, and buggy. People don't know better.

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drokssilva says:

Yeah

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ajpri says:

I hope Verizon's servers get crashed by the high amount of people trying to update.

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eahinrichsen says:

"When asked to comment on the crash, a Verizon spokesperson said, 'We just weren't equipped to handle the network load. There were literally DOZENS of people trying to download the update at once.' "

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sentinelred says:

Oh shit! Dozens? Lol

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NoNexus says:

DozenS, like with an S?

eahinrichsen says:

I'm including retail store demo units. :)

blackbyrd says:

That's a pretty asinine thing to wish upon VZW servers, as there are many people who rely on them that aren't using their weak excuse for a tablet.

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ajpri says:

I was typing in a hurry. I apologize. I don't want Verizon's servers to crash. And personally, I believe that every person has a device that matches their needs. And this is one for people who want a tablet but don't care too much about specs.

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NoNexus says:

OK you must have some serious spelling problems. it is spelled V E R I Z O N Not B l a c k B e r r y :-)

Was that supposed to be a ha - ha ?

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I grabbed one of these when it was free and for browsing the web and reading news it's perfectly fine. It's a really good hotspot as well.

MERCDROID says:

Does it support CDMA and LTE? Or just LTE?

thatguy97 says:

Who cares? Especially with this thing

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MERCDROID says:

I wasn't planning on buying one or recommending it to anyone. It was just an honest curiosity, lol.

thatguy97 says:

Oh

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Ry says:

EVDO Rev A + LTE.

MERCDROID says:

Thanks, brother!

No, it's only LTE but that's not really an issue with Verizon. Even in northern Michigan hickville where I live.

MERCDROID says:

Oh, ok. Thanks!!

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Ry says:

Would be hilarious if Verizon just trolled everyone and kept this device up to date at Nexus/GPe-like speeds.

drokssilva says:

You regretting that purchase?

Lol. Who am I kidding ain't nobody bought DAT shit.

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MERCDROID says:

You'd be surprised. During the holidays, Verizon held several sales on it. I believe, some people have gotten it for free, on a 2-year contract. Add to the fact, that Verizon subscribers can add it onto their existing plans for just an extra 10 dollars per month, and it's not difficult to see why it would sell.

drokssilva says:

I guess.

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Jnibbs says:

I think you are correct. I got mine for nothing. And it is almost worth that . Only good YouTube and bs

jwyche007 says:

Does anyone else find it hilariously suspicious that this drops around the time Verizon will start supporting the nexus 7?

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DWR_31 says:

If it says Verizon, I just don't buy it.

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(ZeroLemon 7000mah battery)

deh2002 says:

I bought a Dell venue 8, granted it's Wi-Fi only but it's much better than this pc of junk.
It's basically my son's game tablet.

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damule6666 says:

Got mine for $49. With a contract. And it does everything I need it to do. Is it a nexus? No.. But it was $50...

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bhatech says:

Plus 2 years of Verizon, plus the ugly logo. Yes I know you don't care but have to comment, can't stop.

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Jesse Travis says:

I got one of these for free on black friday. I have to say, for that price it is pretty decent. LOL. I have installed it in my truck as a radio/nav system. It is a great device for that as I use Google Play all access for my music. Works great for what I use it for.

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elvee68 says:

I bought one for my Son. He loves it + it was $50 on contract = good deal.

He is too young for a phone so this tablet is ideal for him. I slapped in a 16gb sd card and he good to go for what he needs.

One thing I noticed is that since I put in the sd card, any apps that are downloaded that can go on the sd card are done so automatically.

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Jay Holm says:

I've never heard of apps going to memory card automatically, I thought that has to be done manually.

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rmcccurry02 says:

Got two of these when they were free on Black Friday. The only issue I see is With the tablet space. Doesnt allow to move apps to sd. Mostly use mine for navigation searching and music. Hopefully the update adds the ability to put apps on sd.

zackmack7 says:

Never heard of this. Don't even recall seeing posts about it lol

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mvsmith says:

This was verizon's answer to not giving the Nexus 7 (2013) LTE support.

Meh, it seems every store or carrier has their own branded 7 inch tablet now.

Lammo says:

Umm, don't you use an ellipsis to indicate that something has been taken out (or, in this context, that something is missing?)? Sounds to me like a car in South America called Nova.

Rockbeast says:

I received this tablet as a Christmas (can I say that word?) present from my office. I like it but have not had a tablet before. We do a lot of field inspections and plan to use the tablets for data collection. I have messed around with the app iAuditor and there is some possibility there.

I installed the update this morning with no issues. I notice there is a new feature of showing the time on the screen when plugged in...if this was a feature before the default must have had it turned off.