New Nexus 7 may not launch in the U.K. until mid-September; pre-orders accepted now

New Nexus 7 may not launch in the U.K. until mid-September; pre-orders accepted now
While the U.S. is getting the refreshed Google Nexus 7 late this month (July 30th to be exact), those in the U.K. may not be quite as lucky. According to Currys and PC World, two retailers that are part of the Dixons group, the 16GB and 32GB variants of the Google Nexus 7 II won't be arriving in the region until September 13th. That would be about a month and a half after U.S. consumers will have started watching Netflix in 1080p on their Nexus 7 slates. Considering that both retailers were involved in last year's launch of the OG Google Nexus 7, they probably weren't whistling Yankee Doodle Dandy London Calling when it came to posting the release date.

The pricing for pre-orders of the tablet through the retailers amounts to £199.99 and £239.99 for the 16GB and 32GB models respectively ($305 and $367 USD). The model of the tablet being offered is not the European 4G slate, so if you're awaiting an LTE enabled version of the tablet, expect it to arrive later than September. Meanwhile, the OG Google Nexus 7, with 16GB of storage and Wi-Fi connectivity, is still available in the U.K. Google Play Store for £159 ($243 USD).

Following the U.S.launch this month, the next countries scheduled to receive the tablet are the U.K., Germany, South Korea, Japan, Spain, Canada, France and Australia.

source: Currys, PCWorld via AndroidCentral

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Nexus 7 (2013)
  • Display 7.0 inches
    1200 x 1920 pixels
  • Camera 5 MP (Single camera)
    1.2 MP front
  • Hardware Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro, 2GB RAM
  • Storage 32GB,
  • Battery 3950 mAh
  • OS Android 5.0 Lollipop



7. gigantos

Posts: 63; Member since: Jul 25, 2013

I'm in Taiwan. Ironically an Asus-made product isn't available in its manufacturer's homeland!!

6. techguyone

Posts: 214; Member since: May 18, 2013

More upset that once again $ get converted straight to £,so we Brits get to pay the same 239 for a device as the yanks, yet £239 is a lot more than $239 sickening.

5. _Bone_

Posts: 2155; Member since: Oct 29, 2012

Let's hope Google Play Store will offer the device on schedule next week. It's pointless to sell the current stock of old 7s with everybody just sitting out until the new one arrives, Google need to suck it up with the unsold N7s and launch the N7II while the excitement level is up, or they'll hurt their own sales. September is absolutely unacceptable.

4. scriptwriter

Posts: 396; Member since: Nov 13, 2012

You've explained that its not coming to UK til September but you haven't explained why? And also if i was gonna buy a Nexus 7, Currys & PC world would be the last i'd go. Get it straight from Google Playstore

3. _Bone_

Posts: 2155; Member since: Oct 29, 2012

No no nooo! F u Google!

2. TylerGrunter

Posts: 1544; Member since: Feb 16, 2012

September? Seriously? I wanted to have it for my holidays...

1. Piotrek007

Posts: 119; Member since: Dec 07, 2010

Who the hell is posting new devices at PC World shop ? New Nexus 7 is comming with android 4.3 !! Not 4.2 -.-

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