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Nexus 7 Pre-orders Now Shipping in Waves to UK and Canada

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Start watching for the postman!

Google's Nexus 7 tablet started shipping late last week for U.S. customers. Now, it looks like our neighbors in the Great White North and our cousins across the pond are getting theirs too.

 

Google has confirmed that all US and Australian preorders are scheduled to ship by July 17th, while UK and Canadian preorders have also begun shipping in waves.

"Customers who received their confirmation email on Friday, July 13 can expect delivery on Tuesday, July 17," the company said via its support pages. "Once your order has shipped you'll receive a confirmation email and tracking number. You'll be able to track your shipment with this tracking number as soon as it has been activated, which may take up to one business day after the email with your tracking number has been sent to you."

The Nexus 7 was announced in early June at Google's Google I/O developer conference. The product of a collaboration with Asus, the tablet boasts a 7-inch display, Nvidia's quad-core Tegra 3, NFC technology, 1 GB of RAM, Bluetooth, a 1280 x 800 HD IPS back-lit display, and a 1.2MP camera. Priced at £199, the device is pipped as prime competition for Amazon's Kindle Fire. Many retailers have already sold out of the device.

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    house70 , July 17, 2012 5:03 PM
    Good news, everyone!
    /Futurama professor
    Now it would be interesting to see some sales figures...
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    kawininjazx , July 17, 2012 5:44 PM
    I got mine today in the US, it's super fast.
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    Anonymous , July 17, 2012 6:11 PM
    I know your talking about the Tablet and not Google Play Store LMAO!
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    Anonymous , July 17, 2012 6:20 PM
    It is somewhat frustrating that here in Canada many people are buying their Nexus 7's in brick and mortar stores, while those of us that pre-ordered and paid $20 for shipping sit and wait with no word when they will arrive. We paid $20 for shipping while the people that didn't bother ordering get them with no shipping charges. Grrr.
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    kawininjazx , July 17, 2012 6:40 PM
    And by the way, I am also one of those angry Google Play pre-order people.

    I literally refreshed the Google Play store as they announced the tablet and bought it right away, but I get it a week after eBuyer and days after Gamestop walk ins. I will never pre-order from Google again.
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    klavis , July 17, 2012 7:50 PM
    That's nice for them, I'm in America, I per-ordered it from Google and still, it hasn't shipped. I had a friend who ordered it a few days after me, same model, same place, his has already shipped. I'm getting rather annoyed.
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    InvalidError , July 17, 2012 8:30 PM
    Bummer, I pre-ordered mine on the 14th so I will probably have to wait for the next batch.

    If I see it on local stores' shelves before I receive my pre-order, I'll be pretty annoyed.
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    lathe26 , July 18, 2012 12:26 AM
    Some people have been notified of delays in shipping in the US.

    Google's official word: standalone 8GB orders are shipped, standalone 16GB orders are delayed a couple days, etc.
    http://support.google.com/googleplay/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=2667319
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    mojorisin23 , July 18, 2012 2:31 PM
    less on the shpping! more on the how it performs!!!