The tablet wars are heating up, and just in time for the holidays. With new items from from Samsung, Asus, Lenovo, Dell and others, and and possibly an , Google may be taking its Nexus 7 tablet out of Wi-Fi confinement.
Paul O'Brien of the tech site MoDaCo started a thread in a post Saturday that Google will offer a 3G version of the Nexus 7 in about six weeks:
"I love my Nexus 7, but I really wish there was a 3G version. Well, according to our very well placed insider - my wish is about to be answered!"
"There's not a huge amount to say... a 3G version of the Nexus 7 is coming, with no other hardware changes. Asus is currently ramping production in preparation for launch in around 6 weeks, with the exact launch date and territories still to be confirmed."
A Nexus 7 with 3G would make sense, expanding the reach of the tablet beyond Wi-Fi hotspots. This feature would be , where there is more dependence on cellular connectivity.
Google is not commenting on the rumor.