Nexus 7 32GB goes on sale in UK, 3G version to follow

Nexus 7 32GB goes on sale in UK, 3G version to follow

Summary: A quick follow up to the Google Android Jelly Bean-based Nexus 7 tablet has gone on sale in the UK priced at £199, with the promise of a 3G-equipped version to follow before the end of November.

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Two new versions of the popular Android-based Google Nexus 7 tablet are set to hit the streets very shortly, bringing more storage capacity and 3G data options to the device.

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Two new versions of the Nexus 7 tablet are on their way to the UK. Image: CNET

The 32GB Nexus 7 device, which provides double the internal capacity of the original Nexus 7, went on sale from some retailers on Tuesday, with a suggested retail price of £199. The new model is available from PC World, Currys, Comet, Carphone Warehouse, eBuyer, HMV, Tesco, John Lewis, Littlewoods, Argos, Asda, Game and Sainsbury's stores in the UK from 16:30GMT on Monday.

The devices, which are branded and marketed as Google Nexus 7 tablets, are actually manufactured by Asus, which described the device as "the most successful Android tablet ever to launch in the UK", in a statement.

As well as offering a larger capacity model, a mobile data-equipped version (albeit 3G, not 4G) will also go on sale "around the middle of November" on the Three network. Pricing and precise release details are still to be confirmed.

In addition to offering the 32GB variant, the 16GB version will continue to be offered, an Asus spokeswoman confirmed to ZDNet.

Aside from adding storage and a 3G radio to the device, the rest of the hardware remains unchanged, meaning you get a 1.2GHz Nvidia Tegra 3 quad-core processor, 7-inch (1280x800 HD pixel) IPS display and 1GB RAM.

Other key specs include a 1.2-megapixel front-facing camera for video calling and the Jelly Bean 4.2 version of Google Android.

Google also introduced a larger version of the Nexus 7, called the Nexus 10, and a new smartphone called the Nexus 4, the details of which were leaked by Carphone Warehouse ahead of the announcement.

Topics: Tablets, Google, Mobility, United Kingdom

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  • phone calls

    Wonder if the 3G version will support voice calls like a phone?
    Oden79
    • calls

      With the right app of cours it will!
      Raimundas Cikotas
  • phone calls

    Wonder if the 3G version will support voice calls like a phone?
    Oden79
  • Holiday Tablets

    There's another new series of tablets released this month -- one is the Novo 7 Flame - a 7 Inch 32GB tablet priced at $189 at a site called TabletSprint - with a 1280x800 High Resolution screen, 2nd Gen Dual Core CPU, MicroSD portable storage, an HDMI connection to your TV with full 1080p (HD) - great for movie downloads, 5 megapixel Rear Camera with AF & Flash and a 2 MP webcam; plus great connection -- Bluetooth, WiFi, Ethernet, and an option for 3G... The tablet is made by Ainol Electronics, which received "Best Tablet of the Year" - runner-up status at CNET/Consumer Electronics Show 2012 -- And they also have introduced two new 10-inch tablets with high resolution screens -- one has most of the same features as above, with a Dual Core processor and a 1280x800 IPS display for $220; and a similar model that offers a powerful Quad Core with a stunning 1920x1200 Liquid Crystal display (like Apple's Retina screen) for around $269 -- all offer a pretty nice specs/price ratio -- one of the first online sites to offer this new line of tablets is TabletSprint - which also has a few tablets with 3G built-in as well.
    hwpotter1000