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New Nexus 7 Gets August 28 Release Date in UK

By - Source: Pocket-Lint | B 2 comments

Just in time for back to school shoppers.

Google last month took the wraps off of its brand new Nexus 7 tablet. We'd been hearing little tidbits of information about the device for weeks, months even, and it finally launched in the United States at the end of July priced at $229. Right before it went on sale in the U.S., Google confirmed that the device was launching in the UK in August, though the company didn't specify when in August.

 

Today brings us a more specific answer, and it looks like the device will arrive in August, but only just. Pocket-Lint cites confirmation from Asus in reporting that the second generation Nexus 7 will arrive in the UK on August 28, or midnight on the 27th, to be precise. Though official pricing is not yet available, presumed pricing is £199.99 for the 16GB version and £239.99 for the 32GB model (both WiFi-only).

The all new Nexus 7 features a 7.02-inch 1920x1200 display (323 ppi) with scratch-resistant Corning glass, a 1.5Ghz Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro with Adreno 320 400MHz graphics, 2 GB of RAM, a 5-megapixel camera, a 1.2-megapixel front-facing camera, 16 GB of storage, dual-band Wi-Fi (2.4GHz/5GHz) 802.11 a/b/g/n, Bluetooth, NFC, a 3,950 mAH battery, and Micro USB with SlimPort-enabled (meaning it can output HDMI video and audio through the microUSB port thanks to DisplayPort technology and a special microUSB-to-HDMI adapter). The whole show is running on the newest release of Android, Android 4.3.

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    Grandmastersexsay , August 9, 2013 9:55 AM
    I didn't notice an SD card in the specs.

    Don't support a product that purposely omits options the consumer wants. There isn't a buyer who wouldn't prefer this with the option to install an SD card. Not one.

    Google wants to push cloud storage on us. Let them push themselves right out of the market.
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    grebgonebad , August 29, 2013 6:33 AM
    Just placed a reservation on one of these babies! =D Cant wait to get my hands on it tomorrow!

    @ Grandmastersexsay - Apparently the reason why Google dont include expandible storage on thier devices is because it is too confusing for the user. Silly I know, but still. Also Google are trying to push users to invest in Cloud based storage solutions. Considering how cheap the Nexus 7 is, you can be pretty sure that next to no profit is being made on each device sold, however the money will be made by users purchasing cloud storage and other Google services, such as the magazine subscriptions and movie rentals.

    Personally I just keep a 32gb memory stick handy and plug it into the device using a micro-USB to female USB cable. I keep all my movies and pics on there. That leaves plenty of space free for Apps and whatnot. Another thing I do, which is probably not something the average user would do, is to root my device and uninstall all the 'bloatware', as this not only free's up storage but also prolongs the battery life, as there are less services running. You can even take it up to the next level by disabling all uneccesary services altogether. =)