Google unveil the Nexus 7 tablet

28 June 2012

Nexus-7-tablet-unveiled-008 Google are having a TABLET OVERDOSE! Well, sort of – they’ve unveiled their latest gizmo, an attempt to get some of the tablet action that Apple and Samsung have been wallowing in of late.

It’s called the Nexus 7, has been bunged together with some bits and bobs provided by Asus and is coming to the shops VERY SOON. Best of all, it’s way cheaper than the iPad or Galaxy Tab. Mind you at only seven inches, it’s smaller.

It’ll be the first tablet computer to run Google’s new Jelly Bean Android software and it comes with a 1.2Mp camera built into it. The 8GB version will cost £169 while the 16GB version will be priced at £209.

The Nexus 7 will steal a march on Microsoft’s Surface tablet, which has been shown off but is yet to have a release date or pricing announced for it. Will YOU be buying one??

TOPICS:   Technology   Gadgets


  • Mustapha S.
    If this were priced at £129 and £189, they would clear the market. Shame the UK gets screwed on pricing
  • Northern M.
    Your forgetting that US pricing excludes any sales taxes (there equivalent of vat) its still lower than 20% mind!
  • Zleet
    Lack of SD card is a little annoying but not a dealbreaker as I can just pull from my server what I may need so local storage isn't as necessary as it used to be. My current Asus tablet has fantastic build quality so that is a big tick in it's favour. Also dropping the rear facing camera seems logical as most people won't be using a tablet as a camera and it saves money but a front facing one for skype is necessary.
  • chunkyyorkie
    You've got the prices wrong, its £159 & £199 (just look under the search bar on google)
  • ShakesHeadSadly
    Too small.
  • foxes
    @chunkkorkie prices quoted include shipping I'm not an Android fan or I'd probably go for one of these. Hopefully will bring some much-needed competition and force other manufacturers to raise their game.
  • Yodhe
    £159 and £199 exclude shipping at £10. Personally I have never ordered such a piece of equipment so fast, especially as I trust google to actually get the device into my hands by the end of July. Shame about the lack of SD, but so many other nice features more than make up for it.
  • Steve
  • Chlamydia P.
    I'll wait for a 10 inch. Then, when I've recovered I'll buy one of these. Waahay!
  • Pieter a.
    I ordered one of these sunday night and with a 5% code i manged to the 16gb version for £189 delivered, now that is cheap!!!!!!!!!!!!

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