Google’s Nexus 7 Wi-Fi tablet has been released in the UK, with O2 claiming exclusivity over the 4G-ready version due for release on September 13th.
The Wi-Fi version of the tablet has already been released on August 28th, as ASUS previously announced, but details concerning the upcoming 4G-ready model have now also been confirmed by ASUS.
O2 claim the 4G-capable version of the updated bestselling Android tablet. The 4G Nexus 7 will be exclusively available in O2 stores when it’s released on September 13th, with the Wi-Fi model, which can already be found in PC World and Currys, also there to be purchased.
The 16GB Wi-Fi Nexus 7 starts at £200, with the 32GB coming in at £250 in O2 stores. The 4G model can be preordered on O2’s site now, costing £320 and coming with a free £30 case for those who buy it before its release.
Google’s Nexus 7, which runs Android 4.3 (Jelly Bean) is manufactured by ASUS, and sports 2GB of RAM, a 1.2 megapixel front-facing camera, a five megapixel 1080p-recording rear camera and a quad-core 1.5Ghz Snapdragon S4 Pro processor. As previously revealed, the processor powers a display said by ASUS to be “the world’s sharpest 7” tablet screen” with over 2.3 million pixels on-screen. Apps for the Nexus 7 are found on Google’s Play store.
"The new Nexus 7 is a fantastic way to experience Android, whether you're using it for the first time or have used it before," said David Johnson, general manager of devices for O2 UK.
ASUS regional manager Jonathon Santaub added: “The Nexus 7 sets a new benchmark for tablets."