Google Nexus 7 release sees first pre-ordered tablets land
14th Jul 2012 | 07:30
Update: Reports suggest first Google Nexus 7 pre-orders have started to hit doorsteps
The first Google Nexus 7 pre-orders have reportedly started to hit consumers' doorsteps despite Google having yet to confirm a general release date for the 7-inch Android tablet.
News of the first Nexus 7 deliveries come just hours after a leaked retailer stock list suggested a Google Nexus 7 release could take place on July 12th despite the tablet still being listed as available for pre-order through the Google Play Store.
A week ahead of the widely expected July 19th Nexus 7 UK release date, a leaked document from US retailer Office Depot suggested Google's first own branded tablet would begin hitting doorsteps and shop fronts from the 12th whilst reports of the first home deliveries of the Jelly Bean filled device came yesterday, July 13th.
Previously listed on the Google Play Store with a 2-3 week shipping expectation, Google is now alerting consumers making Nexus 7 pre-orders that the Android 4.1 Jelly Bean brimmed device will hit their doorsteps within a 1-2 week period, a timeframe that would fit with the recently tipped July 19th expected in-store arrival.
Having been officially unveiled during Google’s I/O developer’s conference late last month, retailer Currys has suggested the as yet unconfirmed Google Nexus 7 UK release date will see the Jelly Bean filled tablet launch on July 19th.
Whilst Google had previously suggested the 7-inch, Asus manufactured, Android 4.1 Jelly Bean tablet would land later this month, Currys last week became the first UK retail to hand the cut-priced iPad rival a potential release date with pre-orders now being taken on the 16GB tablet ahead of a claimed July 19th arrival.
The latest leaked Office Depot document is far from confirmed with the retailer unlikely to get the jump on Google's own Play Store pre-orders in offering up the Asus manufacturered 7-inch Android tablet.
Google Nexus 7 Features
A potential challenger to Apple’s strangle hold on the tablet market, the Google Nexus 7 is set to entice a new range of consumers to the tablet market with a Tegra 3 quad-core processor lining up alongside 1GB of RAM and a 1280 x 800p HD display to form a hugely impressive device.
Add to this a minimalist £159.99 price tag for the 8GB option, £199.99 for the 16GB model, and the Nexus 7 slots in as an Amazon Kindle Fire beater that thanks to its 10.4mm thick form factor, 1.2-megapixel inbuilt forward-facing camera and Wi-Fi connectivity option impresses on many fronts.
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