Google Nexus 7 LTE pre-orders open on exclusive 4G carrier O2

Google Nexus 7 LTE pre-orders open on exclusive 4G carrier O2The new Google Nexus 7 tablet has just gone on sale in the UK, but for 4G lovers the LTE-equipped 32GB variant is the one to go for, and that's still to show its face on local shores.

That'll change on September 13, but only if you're on O2, as the oxygenated network has revealed it's nabbed exclusive rights on the 4G LTE-enabled tablet.

The conventional Wi-Fi-only Nexus 7 is a decent step forward on last year's model, boasting a faster processor, better screen, rear camera and several other improvements.

As of this week you can pick one up either from Google Play, or a number of popular retailers, with the 16GB going for £199 and the 32GB edition priced at £239.

What you can't buy yet, however, is the 4G LTE edition, but as of today you can pre-order it on Pay & Go from O2 for £319 ahead of the September 13 release date. It's not clear how long the network exclusivity will last, and O2 has yet to confirm the bundles and 4G tariffs it'll be offering in conjunction with the Asus-made Nexus slate.

If you're not on O2, all is not lost, as Google has indicated it plans to sell the Nexus 7 4G LTE SIM-free via the Google Play store, but we're still waiting on the details.

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