Nexus 7 tablet coming in next few weeks. But when?

Nexus 7 tablet coming in next few weeks. But when?Looks like the release of Google's flagship tablet, the Nexus 7, is gaining a bit of momentum with Carphone Warehouse now promising it on July 27th.

That's a little later than the 19th July expected by Dixons Group which was advertised on its site - but still, not that much unless you're chomping at the bit to get one.

The Nexus 7 is also available to preorder on their site and Google's official Play Store which doesn't give an exact date but goes with this theme saying it expets shipment in 1-2 weeks.

It's not a bad price either with it in your hands for £159 for the smaller 8GB model and a shade under £200 for the 16GB variant. Of course, it is Google's first Nexus tablet and is also the first Android device to ship with Jelly Bean 4.1 out of the box.

Incidentally, that OS upgrade should also be hitting the likes of the Nexus S and the Galaxy Nexus in the next few weeks too.

If we were to put bets on this, we'd say that the Carphone Warehouse date is probably the one to go for.

This is completely unsubstantiated but they have a habit of getting their shipment dates more accurate than DSG - or at least, they have with some previous products we've been waiting for.

Plus, we have a contact within CPW who tells us that the 27th date has been given by Google themselves which is why they're expecting mass shipment then. Said contact says they wouldn't have put that date online if they weren't sure as it obviously puts them on a different footing to companies who promise earlier shipment.

Lewis has already blogged on his thoughts comparing the Nexus 7 to the iPad. Check that out here.

And if you fancy getting one, probably best not to leave it too long after launch. No doubt Apple will be trying to get it banned pretty darn soon.

Via TechRadar

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Andy247  Jul. 10, 2012 at 20:26

The 16GB model is also available to buy from Ebuyer with Quidco, and still comes with the £15 Google Play credit and free preloaded content, Transformers: Dark of the Moon, a book and a magazine I think. It's also free delivery unlike the Google Play store.

JanSt / MOD  Jul. 11, 2012 at 08:54

Wait... how can this be "Google's 'Flagship' tab"? They don't have another tab, do they?
And in the Android range it hardly qualifies as "Flagship", does it? Like the Fire it is an overhyped fairly unspectacular midrange tablet. Or did I dreammup all the info?

Pondlife  Jul. 11, 2012 at 16:45

The power of it is far from midrange, the outputs and capacity rather under that. Kind of a flagship for JB at least maybe. Like the fire it works better in the US where there is a stronger Google Play backbone behind it like the Amazon one for the fire.
One store in the US (staples iirc) was saying delivery between 13th and 20th fwiw.

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