Without any fanfare, Google just took the wraps off the white version of the Nexus 7 (2013). The device will be available initially in the United States, the UK, and Japan, and besides the white coat of paint, is identical to the black version that Google first launched this summer.
For some reason, the white version of the Nexus 7 is currently available only in the Wi-Fi 32GB configuration. You can order the device from the Play Store here if you are in the United States. In the UK, the device is currently listed for pre-order. The 32GB WiFi white Nexus 7 will set you back $269.99, though Google sweetens the deal a bit with $35 in Play Store credit, if you order the tablet together with a Chromecast stick, which essentially means you get a free Chromecast.
The device resembles the white version of the Nexus 5, but we don’t know yet if it features the same hard plastic coating of the smartphone, or if it keeps the softer touch of the black model.
The white Nexus 7 (2013) isn’t the only new comer in the Play Store today. The LG G Pad 8.3 Google Play edition and the Sony Xperia Z Ultra Google Play edition just became official. Stay tuned.
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Am I the only one who thinks blending white and black on this device (or any device) and calling it white is seriously lame?
I agree. Kind of defeats the point.
I agree and I disagree, the issue I have with a white faced device is the light bleed, especially while watching video in a dark room. But i do agree it looks lame doing it this way. Why bother?
What do you mean by light bleed?
Design is a matter of preference, or at least it should be. Personally i find the color blending interesting, although i understand why many people would prefer their device to be all white.
I guess they could call it “Black & White”… ;-)
Yeah I think it should all be white but this one still looks nice.
The thing that I don’t understand is, why is Kitkat on Nexus 7 not the same on Nexus 5??