Yesterday evening, Google busted out yet another sweet-looking tablet. The refreshed Nexus 7 takes everything you know and love about the old one, but adds more power, more pixels and shaves a bit off its waistline. But how much will it be in the UK, and when can we get it?
PCWorld and eBuyer seem to be first out of the blocks with pre-order listings that peg the 16GB variant at £200 (we told you so), and its bigger brother with 32GB of storage coming in at £240. The interesting thing is the “availability” date of 13 of September that PCWorld lists, which probably means we’ve got quite a wait for it in the UK.
In the US it’s going on sale as early as next week, with pre-orders up all over the shop already. Considering just how long it took to get the old version, and then the Nexus 4, actually in stock in the UK, maybe waiting a month and half isn’t that bad?
Still, it’s possible Google will have it available on the Play Store first, but we’ll have to wait and see. There are also rumours floating around that we’ll get the LTE-packing version in the UK too, but I suspect that’ll come at a later date like the 3G variant of the previous Nexus 7 before it. So, if you want a new Nexus 7 fast, best buy a Wi-Fi-only version.