Verizon has today made an official statement regarding the 2013 LTE Nexus 7 and it’s use on their network. This comes months after Verizon stated that they would not activate the device on their network and stating that it was “under certification”. We now have official word on what actually stopped the Big Red from letting us use on tablet on their network. The full statement reads:
“During the certification process for the Nexus 7, Google, Asus and Verizon uncovered a systems issue that required Google and Asus to undertake additional work with the Jelly Bean OS running on the device. Since Google was about to launch its new Kit Kat OS, rather than undertake this work, Google and Asus asked Verizon to suspend its certification process until Google’s new OS was available on the Nexus 7.“
The “systems issue” discovered is definitely fixable but right now it apparently cause the tablet to fail Verizon’s testing. ASUS and Google have opted to pause the testing until Android 4.4 KitKat comes to the device along with fixes for the “system issues”. Don’t get your hopes to high though, it will still be several weeks until Verizon certifies the device.
Via: Android Police