Google has just listed to new version of the Nexus 7 with LTE support for sale through the Google Play Store. Google is listing three different versions of the Nexus 7 LTE, one with general LTE support, one specifically for AT&T and one for T-Mobile. Both the T-Mobile and AT&T versions will ship with the required SIM cards, and are priced at $349.99.
AT&T is offering a sweet deal on the Nexus 7 LTE, offering a $100 discount for customers who purchase a device and sign a two-year agreement before December 31st. As for the T-Mobile model, customers opting for the magenta carrier will receive a free month of service, which caps out at 2GB.
If you’ve been waiting for the LTE version of the revamped Nexus 7, head over to the Google Play Store and grab this tablet now.
Announcement post from AT&T’s blog follows below.
Google Nexus 7 Brings Best in Class Picture Quality to AT&T Customers
Over the past several years, TV shows have become more accessible than ever.
It has become increasingly more popular to stream individual episodes or even entire seasons with a tablet. For AT&T customers looking to watch their favorite shows and movies at their own convenience, the Google Nexus 7 is an ideal fit. The world’s highest resolution seven-inch tablet, with 4G LTE from AT&T will be available for $349 on Google Play beginning September 17.
Nexus 7 has a Full HD IPS display that packs over 2.3 million pixels on to a stunningly vivid screen. Users can read text more clearly and see details they wouldn’t otherwise notice. It’s easy to download TV shows and movies from Google Play and watch them in brilliant 1080p. When combined with the Nexus 7’s stereo speakers and surround sound, users get a home theater experience packaged in a conveniently portable 11 ounce tablet.
In addition to the first class display and audio system, Nexus 7 is also the first tablet in AT&T’s portfolio to be shipped with Android 4.3 (Jelly Bean). Coupled with the 1.5GHz quad-core processor, Jelly Bean ensures that the tablet is running at blazing fast speed and users can easily navigate between the home screen and apps with little to no lag time.
Nexus 7 comes with a full suite of Google’s most popular apps, such as Gmail, Chrome, and Google Now. The 3950 mAh battery keeps the tablet running for up to 10 hours, meaning you have plenty of time to catch up with friends and family on Google Hangout. There’s ample room to store music, documents, and pictures with 32 GB of internal storage. Additionally, the tablet has a 5-megapixel rear-facing camera that can shoot video in 720p, perfect for capturing your favorite family moments.
AT&T now has the most reliable 4G LTE network. According to independent third-party data, AT&T has the highest success rate for delivering mobile content across nationwide 4G LTE networks.* And AT&T was named America’s fastest 4G LTE network in PC Magazine’s 2013 Fastest Mobile Networks 30-market study – and also swept the top rankings in all six U.S. regions from coast to coast: Northeast, Southeast, North-Central, South-Central, Northwest and Southwest. **
Whether you’re watching a movie, filming the family vacation, or having a face-to-face conversation with a friend across the country, Nexus 7 meets a wide variety of needs. To purchase the Google Nexus 7 visit the Google Play store or national retailers.
* Speed claim based on comparison of national carriers’ average 4G LTE download speeds for AndroidTM and Windows smartphones and iPhone 5. Reliability claim compares data transfer completion rates on nationwide 4G LTE networks. Limited 4G LTE availability in select markets. LTE is a trademark of ETSI. 4G speeds not available everywhere.
** PC Magazine, June 17, 2013; http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2420333,00.asp