Nexus 7

Coming July 30, prices starting at $229

Google has just announced the pricing and availability details for its new Nexus 7, at an event in San Francisco. The 16GB Wifi version will sell for $229, 32GB Wifi for $269 and 32GB Wifi and LTE for $349 in the U.S.

The Wifi-only versions will become available in the U.S from July 30, while the LTE version, which supports T-Mobile, AT&T and Verizon, will land "in the coming weeks." In the U.S. market, the new Nexus 7 will be available on launch day at Best Buy, Gamestop, Walmart, Staples, OfficeMax, Office Depot, Amazon.com, HSN, RadioShack J&R and B&H.

Also in the coming weeks, the new Nexus 7 will be launching in the UK, Germany, South Korea, Japan, Spain, Canada, France and Australia.

For continuing coverage of Google's SF event, head on over to our event liveblog.

 

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New Nexus 7 availability and pricing

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Well it looks like they are getting the device availability right this time. Hopefully accessories will be available on day one also.

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So possibly a dumb question, when they say LTE is it only LTE freq or does it cover 3g as well? Given the poor coverage I get on my phone I don't think a LTE only tablet would really be useful vs wifi.

I am leaning toward the LTE version this time, but does Verizon allow you to only use LTE when you need it? That is can use Wifi most of time and LTE when I travel and have a month-to-month contract.

I'm loving this thing. Huge fan of the Nexus 7 (original) but don't own one (or any other Android device, sadly. Wouldn't know what to do with it either, but it looks like a great tablet and a great upgrade, too...

I've played around with the original and own a GS3..For the life of me I just can't decide if it makes sense to own one.. Kind of redundant with the S3 only a little bigger..Not sure whether I'd want to carry it around either, especially since I can't make calls with it, LOL

Won't be pre-ordering after last year. I'll wait for Tesco's to stock it and get it sooner

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I have to hope that they've learned from the Nexus 4 and 10 availability catastrophe and stocked their inventory with millions prior to launch.

Upgraded Specs are just fine.
Upgraded Design however.. was forgotten.
Bezels make it a close cousin to a kindle fire..
With all that Bezel everywhere Asus, you could not find a place for Front Speakers?

I'm definitely getting one but also wish the LTE versions were available the same day.

Not sure if I want to get the WiFi only version and tether with my Nexus 4 or get the LTE version and throw my sim card in it... It probably just makes more sense to tether and save the money since I don't plan to buy another data plan.

Any word on whether T-Mobile will carry this? I'd splurge for the LTE version if I didn't have to pay full price up front through T-Mobile.

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This thing has so much bezel that its going to get mistaken for a Nintendo Wii U controller.

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Will get it on Day 1 and throw my Kindle Fire, it's useless awful app store, & wretched plug port into a firey chasm of doom where it belongs.

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I have the new Nexus 7 and I think it's great, except...

There are some problems publicized about the GPS and screen that Google agrees is a problem, but I'm having a problem I've not seen anyone recognized yet.

My Bluetooth mouse has trouble with a smooth pointer movement. As soon as you turn off WiFi, it's great. No jittery movements at all. Turn WiFi back on and it's jittery again. I've called Google about this and they gave me the "we'll look into it..." and "call Asus" solutions, but they have to do better if they plan to stay on top of the tablet/smartphone industry.

Still I really like my Nexus 7. The problems are avoidable via workarounds that I can live with, but I'd rather have had something more quality assured.