Google's new Nexus 7 tablet is already on sale in the US, but here in the UK we're still waiting, and we're getting conflicting reports on just how long that wait will continue.
Not all of Google's official UK retail partners for the Nexus 7 are taking pre-orders for the Android 4.3 tablet yet, but of those that are, half are saying it'll ship at the end of August, and the other half are saying mid-September.
Aside from being available directly from Google Play, the 2013 Nexus 7 will go on sale via Amazon, Argos, Asda, Currys, Carphone Warehouse, eBuyer, John Lewis, PC World, Shop Direct, Sainsbury's and Tesco in the UK.
That's when it's actually on sale, of course. At this stage, though, only Currys, Carphone Warehouse, eBuyer and PC World are letting you pre-order or register your interest, with the other non-electronics retailers only likely to blink once the new Nexus 7 is actually in stock.
Both Currys and PC World sing from the same hymn sheet in claiming the Nexus 7 will be in stock on September 13 – which is hardly a surprise seeing as they're part of the same company.
However, eBuyer is listing August 28 as the date of availability, and as reported by Eurodroid, has since confirmed that in a Twitter exchange with a potential customer (admittedly, the tweet mentions August 29, but it's close enough.
To add to the confusion, Carphone Warehouse isn't taking pre-orders yet (you can only register your interest), but it's tentatively claiming “expected: Nexus 7” on its product page.
As for Google itself, we still haven't moved on from what we knew back on the Nexus 7's July 24 launch day – that it would be going on sale in the US on July 30, with more countries coming soon.