LTE Nexus 7 sale is now available on the Google Play Store (HERE). The Nexus 7 2103 32GB version is unlocked and enabled for Wi-Fi, mobile data and has a SIM slot for HSPA and LTE networks. The Nexus 7 2013 also comes with a T-Mobile SIM card that provides users with one month (2GB) of free T-Mobile 4G data. After the 2GB of 4G is used the normal rate is paid. Of course it is unlocked so you don't have to use T-Mobile.
Nexus 7 with 4G LTE is now available on Google Play in the US [http://t.co/sY5XhbGDGP] and is coming to US T-Mobile stores in October!
— Google Nexus (@googlenexus) September 9, 2013
Nexus 7 (32GB, WiFi + Mobile data, Unlocked + T-Mobile SIM)
Powerful, portable and made for what matters to you.
Now thinner, lighter, and faster - Nexus 7 brings you the perfect mix of power and portability and features the world's sharpest 7" tablet screen. With dual-band Wi-Fi and optional 4G LTE, you can stay connected wherever you are.
Dual-band Wi-Fi (2.4GHz/5GHz) 802.11 a/b/g/n
LTE (700, 850, AWS, 1900 MHz)
HSPA ( 850, 900, AWS, 1900, 2100 MHz)
GSM/EDGE/GPRS (850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz)
NFC (Android Beam)
Wi-Fi use requires 802.11 a/b/g/n access point (router).
Syncing services (such as backup) require a Google account.
Mobile data use requires a separate wireless plan.
LTE Nexus 7 will cost $350, significantly more than the $269 Nexus 7 Wi-Fi. The LTE Nexus 7 was expected to come out only a few weeks after the Nexus 7 launch, it now arrives two months later. The relatively late release date may dampen sales, most consumers may already have purchased the Wi-Fi only Nexus 7. Of course many have been waiting for the LTE Nexus 7, in terms of specs the device is largely the same. The LTE Nexus 7 is US only and it is not clear if it will come to other markets that boast LTE networks. T-Mobile has released a statement about the LTE Nexus 7 and has quickly started providing support for the tablet expected to be available in October.
Beginning today, the Google Nexus 7 - Google's flagship 7-inch LTE tablet - will be available with T-Mobile service via the Google Play store for $349 (plus taxes and fees). Only America's Un-carrier will let customers try its speedy nationwide 4G and growing 4G LTE network before they buy with an exclusive offer of 2GB of free data for one month.
The Nexus 7 is built to deliver the best of Google in a slim, portable tablet. With a stunning 7-inch Full HD display and powerful quad-core processor, the Nexus 7 will seamlessly connect to T-Mobile's high-speed nationwide 4G HSPA+ and advanced 4G LTE network.
As of early August, T-Mobile's 4G LTE reached 167 million people across the U.S. in 116 metropolitan areas and is on target to deliver nationwide 4G LTE network coverage by the end of the year, reaching 200 million people. Major metropolitan areas where T-Mobile's 4G LTE has launched include New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Chicago, Boston, Philadelphia, Dallas, Seattle, Atlanta, Miami, and is expected to roll out in many others.
The LTE Nexus 7 should be available for most major US carrier, including Verizon and AT&T. The LTE Nexus 7 should get a reasonably warm welcome from most Android users. The tablet encountered some release problems early on involving the touchscreen and GPS. Google released an update which seems to have fixed the issue for a majority of users. The remaining users likely suffer from hardware defects, to be expected in any mass production. Google, Asus and most brick and mortar retailers are willing to exchange or refund defective Nexus 7s.
The LTE Nexus 7 is not the only new release of a Nexus device that has been eagerly anticipated. The Nexus 5 is also expected to appear sometime in the next month or two alongside Android 4.4 KitKat and a Nexus 10 2 refresh. The new devices will secure the Nexus line for the rest of this year and most of 2014. Motorola is also rumored to be working on a Nexus device that is not a Moto X Google Play Edition. Details about that are not yet clear. We will keep you posted as we learn more about the new devices of the Nexus line.
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