INTERNET GIANT Google has confirmed that its Nexus 7 2 LTE model will be released in the UK, despite speculation that the tablet would be available in the US only.
It may have taken almost 24 hours to get the information out of Google, but the firm has finally confirmed that the 4G version of its latest Nexus 7 tablet will see a release in the UK, telling us that it will start shipping in "the coming weeks" priced at £299.
We're guessing that this means that UK mobile operator EE will be offering the tablet, but the mobile network told The INQUIRER that it has nothing to announce yet. No other mobile operators have announced that they will be selling the second generation Nexus 7 tablet yet either.
The Google Nexus 7 2 was unveiled on Wednesday, as the firm's second generation budget Asus built tablet. While it's just as cheap as the original, it features upgraded specifications, including a 7in 1920x1200 HD screen, a quad-core 1.5GHz processor and Google's newly announced Android 4.3 Jelly Bean operating system. There are also 5MP and 1.2MP cameras, an improvement on the original which featured just a front-facing sensor.
While the LTE version, only available in a 32GB capacity model, is priced at £299, the non-4G models are cheaper. PC World has already started taking preorders, with the 16GB model priced at £199, and the 32GB model priced at £239. According to the retailer, the tablet will start shipping on 13 September.
Google said that the Nexus 7 2 will also be available to buy from Google Play, Amazon, Argos, Asda, Currys, Carphone Warehouse, Ebuyer, John Lewis, PC World, Shop Direct, Sainsbury's and Tesco. µ
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