The new Nexus 7 tablet is available from some UK retailers, with the device expected to ship in on September 13.
That certainly may sound as disappointing news for Android fans looking forward to get their hands as soon as possible on the 2013 Nexus 7.
The tablet is priced at £199.99 (the 16GB version) and at £239.99 (for the 32GB), with both devices having a September 13 release date with Currys and PC World. The 2012 model is still available from both retailers priced at £149 or £189.99 depending on storage capacity.
We have no idea whether the UK Google Play Store will get the tablet sooner than that. Yesterday, Google said that other countries including the UK will get the new Nexus 7 in the coming weeks.
In the U.S., the new Nexus 7 will launch on July 30 – at least the Wi-Fi versions – while the 4G LTE will be released in the following weeks. In addition to the Google Play Store, the device will be available from quite a variety of retailers, including Best Buy, GameStop, Walmart, Staples, OfficeMax, Office Depot, Amazon, HSN, RadioShack, J&R and B&H – with some of them already pre-selling, or even shipping the device.
That said, it would make some sense to assume that Google and third-party retailers will start selling the new tablet around the same time in other markets as well.
As for the 32GB Nexus 7 4G LTE version, that model is not yet available for pre-order in the UK, so we’ll have to wait and see whether this particular device will also ship to the region.