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New Nexus 7 Gets August 28 Release Date in UK

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.