There isn’t much to do between now and the time when the new Nexus 7 will start shipping, other than pre-ordering the tablet. But if you feel up to some instructional literature, the Nexus 7 Guidebook is available over in Google Play for free.
The 84-page long book is an instruction manual for the new 7-incher from Google and Asus, but what should draw your attention most is the section dedicated to Jelly Bean. You'll get a better understanding of all the new features in Android 4.1, so as to be fully prepared when the time comes to play with Google's latest toy.
The OS’ resizable widgets, Google Now voice assistant, and expandable notifications are just some of the functions and features thoroughly explained in the Nexus 7 Guidebook, but there are also loads of very useful tips on how to make the most out of your Jelly Bean experience.
Standard Android usage is also pretty thoroughly covered in the new guidebook, and, while experienced tech users will probably browse right through most of those sections of the book, newbies might actually have a lot to learn.
Although this is a pretty “thick” piece of literature, the writing style and the formatting should make the Nexus 7 Guidebook a fun reading material. Worst case scenario, you’ll still catch a few glimpses of what the new 7-incher will bring to the table and you’ll at least make the waiting a bit less painful.
Unfortunately, as you might already know, Google Play still has some country restrictions for e-books, so the Nexus 7 Guidebook is not available globally. Our advice? If you can download it, just do it and don't think twice about it!