The Google Nexus 7 is justifiably being touted as the next big thing in the tablet market, and potential buyers here in the UK are itching to get their hands on it. Well, it seems that the wait is now up as two of the UK’s largest consumer electronics retailers have updated their websites to say that the 7″ tablet is now in stock.
Currys and PC World have both listed 16GB versions of the Nexus 7 at a perfectly reasonable price of £199.99. While some may want to hold out for better offers, this is spectacular value for what is essentially a high-end tablet.
The highlights of the Nexus 7 include a 7″ HD touchscreen, long battery life, a beastly 1.3GHz quad-core Nvidia processor, and it’s the world’s first device to come pre-loaded with Android 4.1 Jelly Bean.
Oddly, the Nexus 7 isn’t yet in stock at the Google Play Store, with Google yet to give out a release date for it (the estimate on the website remains at ‘one to two weeks’).
The Nexus 7 looks like the most likely tablet yet to challenge the dominance of the iPad 3 in the UK. With its smaller screen and much lower price tag, it has a good chance of drawing away prospective iPad buyer. It’s no surprise that Apple apparently have a new ‘iPad-mini‘ in the pipeline to compete in the new mini-tablet market.
[Source: The Inquirer]