November 13, 2012
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Nexus 7

While the Asus-made Google Nexus 7 is one of the most powerful and affordable 7-inch tablets on the market, up until now it has been lacking in one area: it was missing support for 3G. Today this all changes as the Nexus 7 32GB+3G is now available through Google Play.

From overall design to the internal hardware, the 3G version of the Nexus 7 is the exact same as the non-3G variants of the tablet, with the exception of mobile broadband support. That means you still get a 1.3GHz Tegra 3 processor, an IPS LCD display with a 1280 x 800 resolution, 1GB of RAM, a front-facing 1.2MP camera, and 32GB of storage.

What truly makes the Nexus 7 32GB+3G exciting is that it will arrive totally unlocked with Jelly Bean and an empty SIM slot that will work with HSPA+ connections from over 200 GSM carriers across the globe. This might be a little disappointing for those that were looking for 4G LTE, but this will be a non-issue for the majority of global users that don’t yet have access to LTE speeds.

If you’ve been waiting off on getting the Nexus 7 in hopes of mobile broadband coming to the tablet, the time to buy has finally come. Best of all, the Nexus 7 32GB+3G is only $299.

Andrew Grush
Andrew is one of the three Managing Editors of Android Authority, primarily responsible for the overseeing of US team of writers, in addition to several other projects such as VR Source and more. He loves tech, gaming, his family, and good conversations with like-minded folks.
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