Google Nexus 7 LTE now available for 4G tablet lovers in the UK

Google Nexus 7 LTE now available for 4G tablet lovers in the UKGood news if you've been waiting for the 2013 Google Nexus 7 LTE to go on sale locally: it's now officially available from the Google Play store, just a week after emerging in the US.

You'll have to wait 1-3 business days for shipping, but it's free of charge at least, so you won't pay anything above the £299 asking price for Google's flagship 7in tablet.

The Nexus 7 LTE's local availability is phase two of the 4G-enabled slate's rollout, which sees Australia, Canada, Germany, France, Japan, South Korea, Spain and the UK join the US in being able to buy all three Nexus 7 models.

In UK terms that means you have the choice between the existing 16GB (£199) or 32GB (£239) Wi-Fi-only models, and now the £299 4G LTE model, which arrives unlocked and with 32GB of storage on board.

Other leading specs include a quad-core 1.5GHz Snapdragon S4 Pro processor, a 1920 x 1200 display and Android 4.3 Jelly Bean. A 3950mAh battery promises up to 9 hours of active use between charges.

Aside from full-spectrum LTE compatibility, the flagship Nexus 7 also offers 3G compatibility over and above the basic Wi-Fi access, so you can still use it with a 3G data plan even if you don't want to go the whole hog and sign up for 4G.

If you're looking to pick up a Nexus 7 4G directly from a network, incidentally, exclusive carrier O2 is your only option for now. You'll have to pay £319 for the tablet itself, though that includes your SIM and 2GB of free data.

That's 3G data, though, as O2's 4G service for tablets will only be available closer to the end of the year.

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