Google’s popular Nexus 7 tablet, if you believe Paul O’Brien at MoDaC, will get a 3G update sometime in mid-October just in time for the holidays. O’Brien specifically said 3G, but it would not be surprising to see 4G radios in there. In fact…it would be a huge mistake not to include at least HSPA+ radios, especially with Apple’s iPad mini on the horizon likely including a LTE option.
It would be interesting to see Google throw together a Chromebook-type plan from Verizon and other carriers in the U.S. and abroad. Google and Verizon offer users 100mb free each month for the first year on Chromebooks, but the deal probably hinges on Verizon exclusivity, which would be bad.
Meanwhile, three different carriers in Taiwan began taking pre-orders for the Nexus 7, which is made by Taiwanese-based maker ASUS.
That is a bad mockup, obviously. ->