TABLET MARKETER Google will start taking preorders for its first 4G tablet on Thursday.
Google released the 16GB and 32GB WiFi-only Nexus 7 models on Wednesday via its Google Play store. The tablets are expected to ship in one to two days. However, there was no mention of the 4G new Nexus 7.
Google told The INQUIRER that the Nexus 7 4G version will be available for preorder on the Play store from tomorrow. Google didn't say which 4G networks will be selling the new Nexus 7 tablet, or mention the price or shipping date.
On Thursday, O2 will also be launching the Nexus 7 for preorder on its new 4G network, with tablets expected on 13 September.
The new Nexus 7 features a higher resolution 7in 1920x1200 HD display than the original version, with 323ppi pixel density. It also boasts a quad-core 1.5GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon Pro processor, 2GB of RAM and Google's latest Android 4.3 Jelly Bean mobile operating system.
Android 4.3 Jelly Bean is an incremental update, but it delivers a handful of new features. These include multi-user support with restricted profiles, support for Bluetooth Smart technology and OpenGL ES 3.0 support.
The tablet is 2mm thinner than last year's model and 50g lighter.
For all the latest pricing and availability details, check out our new Nexus 7 release date, price and where to buy roundup. µ