Verizon: 'Systems Issue' Holding Up Nexus 7 Certification
While Google's Nexus 7 tablet will work on other carriers and has for some time, Nexus 7 remains stuck in some kind of approval purgatory at Verizon. Users who have taken the tablet to Verizon expecting it to work have been rejected
, even though you can take a SIM from another Verizon approved tablet (like an iPad), plug it into the Nexus 7, and use it on Verizon's network with no problem.
After a few weeks of silence, Verizon has issued a new statement
blaming Google for additional delays. Sort of:
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.
Verizon hasn't bothered to specify exactly what "systems issue" held up approval. You can, conveniently enough, now purchase Verizon's own 7 inch tablet directly from Verizon
Re: It's obvious... You can't have the Nexus 7, but here's our bloatware-riddled 7 inch Verizon tablet!
You can't have the Nexus 5, but here's our bloatware-riddled Droid!
You can't use Google Wallet, but here's our own mobile payment service Isis!
The pattern is rather clear at this point, with the tactic buried under a layer of faux-technical justifications each time. We're anti-competitive -- for the safety of the network!
Glen Head, NY
Re: It's obvious...
said by battleop:Which is why I always wondered if the CDMA2000 carriers had inferior technology compared to GSM/UMTS. The GSM/UMTS system has always given the customer the freedom to install their SIM in a compatible device. When I was on T-Mobile, I used all sorts of GSM devices that I had without a peep from T-Mobile. Sprint and Verizon always required you to register your ESN with them in order to activate your device thus giving them the ability to say "hell no" and that was that. It is for this reason a Sprint iPhone, if it was fully unlocked, would work on Sprint, T-Mobile and AT&T but not Verizon because Verizon will not let it on its network (the same applies for a Verizon iPhone that Sprint will not allow on its network).
"for the safety of the network!"
So it if is true it is because of network safety and integrity, perhaps CDMA2000 wasn't so great after all.
I support the right to keep and arm bears.
Re: Other carriers ?
said by Hall:Or any users that use their tables without being "certified" first. (put a SIM card from another device)
Odd that this "system issue" didn't impact the other carriers....