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White Nexus 7 hits the Google Play store

Plus two more devices for US buyers
Wed Dec 11 2013, 13:09
Google Nexus 7 2 front and back

SOFTWARE DEVELOPER Google has added three devices to the expanding lineup of Android kit over at the Google Play store.

New arrivals overnight start with a white edition of the popular Nexus 7 tablet. This is the first time Google has given the budget tablet a paint job, with the white edition limited to the 32GB WiFi model at £239. The 16GB and unlocked 3G models remain available in black only.

Across the pond, the Google Play store in the US has a couple more devices. The LG G Pad 8.3 is a device that many had speculated would be an 8in Nexus tabley, however it has arrived with an LG brand in this Google Play edition.

The specifications are somewhat generic, with a 1.7Ghz Snapdragon processor, 2GB of RAM, 16GB of internal storage, a 4,600mAh battery, WiFi, Bluetooth, a 1920x1200 resolution screen. What will be a lure, however, is that the LG G Pad 8.3 comes with Android 4.4 Kitkat out of the box.

There's no news as to whether or when this device will appear at the Google Play store in the UK, however.

The last of these latest offerings is a Google Play edition of the waterproof Sony Xperia Z Ultra phablet. As with all Google Play editions, the OEM user interface has been stripped away to leave vanilla Android running on the 6.4in Full HD phablet screen.

Again, there's no sign of this device in the Google Play store in the UK, however it's good to see that Google continues to add devices in different sizes from different vendors to the Google Play edition range to curb the fragmentation caused by manufacturers customising their products. µ 


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