Google announced its new Nexus 7 tablet in July 2013 and launched it on the market later the same month, selling it through Play Store. If you are reading this from UK and purchasing the 7-inch handheld from Google Play store is not your thing, we have good news for you as the tablet is now available at Three UK.
Unfortunately, the UK retailer only sells the WiFi models, so the LTE-friendly Nexus 7 2013 continues to be very hard to find, as O2 still has exclusivity over it on the UK market.
At Three UK the WiFi-only Nexus 7 2013 with 16 GB of internal storage has a price of £199.99. The official Three UK press statement doesn’t mention anything about the 32 GB model, so we believe that the retailer won’t have it in its portfolio.
But if you purchase the Nexus 7 2013 from Three you will also be able to get your hands on a Huawei HSPA+ MiFi hotspot for only £29.99 if you agree to sign a one-month rolling contract at £15.99 per month. Otherwise the Huawei HSPA+ MiFi costs £49.99 on PAYG with 1GB preloaded.
The Nexus 7 2013 comes with a 7-inch LED-backlit IPS LCD with a resolution of 1200 x 1920 pixels and Gorilla Glass protection and packs a quad-core 1.5 GHz Snapdragon S4 Pro chipset, 2 GB of RAM, 5 MP primary camera with 1080p@30fps video recording capabilities, and all the connectivity features worthy of a modern tablet: LTE (only the WiFi+LTE model), all standards of WiFi, NFC, and microUSB 2.0.
The 7-inch tablet runs Android 4.3 Jelly Bean out of the box, but it will get updated to Android 4.4 KitKat as soon as Google unveils the new Android iteration.