By Alexandra Burlacu | Feb 14, 2014 09:35 AM EST
Verizon Wireless finally launched the popular Google Nexus 7 on its 4G LTE network, selling the tablet for $249.99.
The ASUS-made Google Nexus 7 was one of the most highly anticipated devices of 2013 and it is now among the most popular tablets on the market. The slate comes with impressive specs and features, an affordable price tag, and the much-touted Nexus experience that guarantees timely updates as soon as Google releases a new version of Android.
When Google launched its Nexus 7 (2013), it announced that the tablet will also work on Verizon's 4G LTE network. Those who purchased the slate, however, hit a wall when trying to activate it on Verizon Wireless. Big Red blamed it on certification at first, then said that it was waiting for Google to roll out an update.
Fast-forward to present date, Verizon customers can now finally purchase the Google Nexus 7 on their carrier's 4G LTE network. Verizon is definitely late to the party and the launch was long overdue, but it's nonetheless good news for Nexus fans.
As a reminder, the Google Nexus 7 sports a 7-inch full HD IPS display with a resolution of 1920 x 1080, scratch-resistant Gorilla Glass protection, and a high-pixel density of 323 pixels per inch (ppi). The tablet packs a powerful quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro processor under the hood, coupled with Adreno 320 graphics and 2GB of RAM.
Other specs include 32GB of internal storage capacity, a 5-megapixel rear camera, a 1.2-megapixel front-facing shooter, and high-quality stereo speakers with Frauhofer technology for a superior audio experience. Connectivity options consist of 4G LTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0, GPS, and NFC. A 3,950 mAh non-removable battery will provide up to 9 hours of active use, 9 hours of HD video playback, 10 hours of web browsing or e-reading, and up to 300 hours of standby time. On the software side, the tablet ships with the latest Android 4.4 KitKat OS.
The Google Nexus 7 is now available for purchase from Verizon Wireless either for $249.99 when signing a new two-year contract, or for $349 contract-free.