Nexus 7 on its way to Britain
The Nexus 7 was available online, but this seems no longer to be the case. If you had not pre-ordered one via the web, you can still buy one offline.
Carphone Warehouse’s CCO, Graham Stapleton, said: “It’s interesting to see that despite larger ten-inch tablets dominating the market, Google is forging ahead with its own seven-inch model.”
He added: “A smaller tablet has yet to prove itself in a category dominated by bigger screens, but if anyone can make it happen, Google can. I’m sure the other leading tablet manufacturers will be watching closely and be ready to follow suit in the coming months.”
The 16GB model will set you back £199.99, but the retailer is also offering the Nexus 7 for free on contract at £20.50 per month.
In other news, Sony has announced a review of its latest flagship Android smartphone before it is officially launched.
Called the LT30p Mint, although this is likely to be a working title, the device is said to run Ice Cream Sandwich rather than Android’s latest platform Jelly Bean.
Other features are thought to include a 13 megapixel camera, a 1.5GHz dual-core Snapdragon S4 processor, 1GB of RAM and a 4.3-inch screen with 720p resolution. There is also 16GB of on-board storage plus a microSD card expansion slot.
The smartphone is expected to be officially released in autumn.