Currently the 8GB model of the Google Nexus 7 tablet is the only version available to pre-order through the UK Google Play store, but that don’t mean the 16GB variant won’t be hitting the UK as ASUS have just confirmed that the 16GB Nexus 7 tablet will in fact be hitting UK retail stores on July 27th, and will set you back £199 a bit more expensive than the £159 8GB model but that’s still a great price for a tablet.
Shipping to various UK stores including PC World, Comet, Tesco and eBuyer around July 20th it may mean a pre-ordered device could in fact turn up earlier than the 27th, alongside these stores the device will alos be available in Carphone Warehouse for the same price as mentioned before or free on a tethered contract, check out the press release for more info on that one.
Carphone Warehouse to stock new mini tablet
LONDON June 28, 2012- Yesterday Google announced its first foray into the tablet market with the launch of the compact Google Nexus.
Commenting on the launch, Graham Stapleton, Chief Commercial Officer at Carphone Warehouse, says, “Consumer demand for tablets has exploded in just over two years since the launch of the first generation iPad. The wide range of devices now available means that consumer choice and buying power is stronger than ever. Google clearly believes that there is further scope to grow the market and the competitively priced Google Nexus will serve to make tablet devices more accessible to customers.
“The meteoric rise in the popularity of tablets can be attributed to changes in the way we are using the internet, managing relationships and consuming media. Our lives are more connected and ‘always on’ than ever before. It’s all about convenience; people don’t want to have to go to a desk and sit at a computer to surf the internet, do some online shopping, chat with friends or update a Facebook status – tablet devices lend themselves perfectly to all these activities, all from the comfort of the sofa. Whilst laptops have catered to this need in the past they are slightly cumbersome and awkward; tablets offer the ideal solution and represent the direction home computing is likely to take in the future as demand for clunky home desktop PCs decreases.”
Google Nexus features a 7 inch screen, quadcore processor, 1GB of RAM and 16GB memory. It will be the first (and only for the next four months) tablet to run the new Jelly Bean operating system.
The Tablet, made by Asus, will be available from Carphone Warehouse priced at £199.99 standalone or for free on a tethered contact.[/spoiler]