Google has started distributing its Nexus 7 tablet in the UK through Currys and PC World stores.
The tablet, manufactured by Asus, are now available on both retailers’ online stores with the promise that supplies have already been replenished. Based on previous reports, the online stores that sell Google’s first tablet are only currently offering the pricier and higher version, 16 GB model. Currys and PC World sell them for £199.99.
Meanwhile, the Google Play store has gone out of stock with the highly popular slate, with the firm entrusting an expected shipping period within “one to two weeks”. Surely, this will annoy customers who purchased the Nexus 7 in advance at last month’s Google I/O Conference and straight from the online store, as they would have been more satisfied ordering from a retailer.
The worst part for these excited customers is that there is still no definite answer as to when the exact date Google will release its next batch of products.
However, it’s fair enough to think that the price is worth the wait though, given the high-end specifications of the Nexus 7: an Nvidia Tegra 3 chip with a 1.3 GHz quad-core processor and 1 GB of RAM, a 7-inch HD touchscreen display and Google’s latest operating system, Android 4.1 Jelly Bean.
Don’t forget the 1.2-megapixel front-facing camera, NFC and Wi-Fi connectivity, Google’s Chrome web browser and deep Google Play store integration. Now, is it worth the wait?