HARDWARE VENDOR Asus has unveiled a 3G model of its popular Google Nexus 7 Android tablet boasting 32GB of data storage, mere hours before Microsoft Windows Phone 8's release.
The new version of the Nexus 7 is close to identical to the older 8GB and 16GB models and will cost a modest £199.
The tablet will go on sale from 4.30pm today via a range of retailers including PC World, Currys, Comet, Carphone Warehouse, Ebuyer, HMV, Tesco, John Lewis, Littlewoods, Argos, ASDA, GAME and Sainsburys, despite Currys telling us that it would go on sale tomorrow.
Asus has yet to reveal which mobile network carriers will offer contracts for the new 32GB Nexus 7 and at the time of publishing had not responded to The INQUIRER's request for clarification.
As well as its storage and connectivity improvements the new Nexus will come preloaded with Google's latest Android 4.2 Jelly Bean operating system.
The updated Android version promises to boast a slew of new features including an improved keyboard, new actionable notifications, updates to Google Now and access to the music section of the Google Play store.
Google also today announced the its Android 4.2 flagship smartphone, the LG Nexus 4. This features a 1.5GHz quad-core processor, a 4.7in HD touchscreen, 2GB RAM and an 8MP rear-facing camera. µ
We round up the top 10 stories from the past seven days
For when you just can't take another long lunch break
Control your Android TV from an iOS device? Um, no
Somebody call the irony police