Oct 25 AT 3:26 PM Dustin Earley 18 Comments

3G Nexus 7 passes through the FCC, just in time for Oct. 29


Want some substantial evidence that Google will be releasing a Nexus 7 equipped with 3G next Monday? Look no further than a trusty FCC filing detailing the device.

Labeled as the ME370TG (the WiFi only Nexus 7 was labeled ME370T), the Nexus 7 with 3G radios has just passed through the FCC, tagged with a certification date of October 29, the date of Google’s Android event in New York City.

We’ve been expecting Google to unveil a 3G enabled Nexus 7 at its Android event for quite some time now. This filing with the FCC all but finally confirms the device’s existence. Of course it’s not official until it’s official, but we throughly expect the Nexus 7 3G to be real. Only four more days until we know for sure.

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Via: Galaxus

Source: FCC

Dustin Earley: Tech enthusiast; avid gamer; all around jolly guy.

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  • Ardrid

    Can’t really do much about people scouring the FCC for unreleased devices, but there goes another potential “surprise.” I think this one was expected, but, still, I would’ve liked to see something stay secret until Monday.

    • LG Nexus

      This has got to be the WORST kept secret event ever. We know absolutely every device launching that day, the specs, the names, the looks, the software os version and the new features LOL.
      But I’m sure google has one little surprise somewhere.

    • Ardrid

      I’m not overly concerned about it. It just baffles me that essentially everything that Google plans on announcing on Monday has already been leaked. With the exception of the iPad Mini (and really we just knew it was in the works rather than specifics) and the iPhone 5, you very rarely get any concrete details about an Apple product before launch. Obviously a lot of that has to do with their vertical integration, but it still amazes me that Google couldn’t keep something on lockdown.

  • LukeT32

    Tether 4G FTW!

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  • MitchRapp81

    Can’t wait to see if the 32GB Wifi will be as cheap as the 16GB … I’m sold!

    • RX-78-7

      That’s what we’re all hoping for.

  • revs

    3g!??? either its 2008 or this is an apple product

    ill just tether 4g fropm my one s

  • Oscar Ortega

    im in as long as the date is good.

  • Eric Rossman

    I tether my Nexus-7 when I am on the go. I will only pay for one data plan. -Thanks

    I understand that Google is responding to the voice of the customer. I just worry that we will see carriers (like verizon) continue to tarnish the Nexus brand by delaying updates.

    • veracu

      Why anyone wants a 3g device blows my mind. There ain’t a hint of Verizon in my Toro (except for the branding of course) after rooting. When I got my first Tbolt and the manual said, “master your device,” I took that shit to heart. Verizon ain’t the real problem, it’s consumers giving them the power over their own device.

    • Mike Lowrey

      No offense but there are many countries with way better plans than you guys have…
      Many carriers in germany allow you to buy a second sim card (for 10 bucks or so) to use the same plan your phone uses. No monthly extra costs…

  • foggyflute

    I want 3G, in Vietnam, paying $2 for 3g (first 400MB full speed and litmit at 0.6Mbps after that).
    Phone is important to call and sms so I dont want to mess with it. But having 3G tablet, I can open it for map, reading and surfweb all the time without worries about phone battery life.

    • veracu

      Dude, you opened my mind. Sometimes I forget the internet is world wide. Thanks for the eye opener!

  • Droidberg

    So.. is tethering the 4g LTE from my verizon’s GneX faster than the 3G in this tablet?.. Cuz i can’t understand why they don’t just put 4G enabled instead of the ancient 3G?.. Price can’t be THAT much of a difference if at all. :)-

    • Mike Lowrey

      Because for example in europe currently nobody cares about LTE as long as it has HSDPA+.

      The price for LTE flats is in germany just ridiculous and the reception only in cities usable.

  • klcow92

    now if they could come up with a 64gb nexus 7 hahahaah