This is my first blog post however I’m going to cut straight to the chase:
I have received exclusive details from ASUS UK regarding the New Nexus 7 4G LTE release date in the United Kingdom. I understand that I am the first to know this exclusive information so it is very exciting for both myself and many people as I am looking to purchase the 4G version of the new tablet from Google.
Firstly a bit of background information on the New Nexus 7 and original release detail: (Skip ahead if you already know this bit!)
The Brand New Asus Nexus 7 was released in late July by Google at their breakfast press conference, some other brilliant devices were announced, more on those later.. It came with a vastly improved 1920 x 1200 1080p Full HD display (323 ppi), 80% faster (compared to the original Nexus 7) Qualcomm 1.5GHz Quad Core Snapdragon S4 Pro Processor, slimmer and thinner body with a soft matte black finish, running on the latest and greatest Android 4.3 Jelly Bean operating system, 2GB RAM, and a new 5 megapixel camera round the back.
The tablet was officially released on July 30th to Americans, but sadly international users desiring the tablet were saddened to hear that the device would be arriving in “the coming weeks”. Throughout the past few weeks since its release we have learned from Google that the price of the New Nexus 7 tablet for the 16GB wifi model would be £199, £239 for the 32GB version and £299 for the 4G LTE model. We learned from Ebuyer that they would have the wifi model available on the 24th August (this Saturday) and we then learned from an ASUS press conference in London that the official release date for the New Nexus 7 would be on the 28th August (the day after bank holiday monday). Along with these details there were many stories floating around the internet as to when or if at all the 4G model would arrive in the UK, however I now have official details from Asus via questions I asked them on their twitter account.
The first question I is asked them “When will the 4G LTE Nexus 7 (2013) be available to buy in the UK?” which they were unable to answer at the time, however got back to me with a date of the 13th September, great news for many people as it is much sooner than the answer I received from Ebuyer who stated it wouldn’t be available from them until December.
After ASUS’ Official UK Twitter Page responded with a date I then asked them when I would be able to preorder it from the Google Play Store or from retailers to which they responded by stating it would initially be exclusive to O2 until December and they were unsure on other dates, after receiving this I then asked them a crucial question: whether the device would work on multiple frequencies and multiple networks including 3G and 4G, the best part was that their answer was YES meaning similarly to in the US the same device will work with other 3G and 4G networks in the UK other than the already established EE network.
I was extremely happy to receive this good news as it seems the 4G LTE version would be arriving only around 2 weeks after the wifi model!
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Written by Charles Kerr