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Google Nexus 7 2 UK release date confirmed as August 28

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The Google Nexus 7 2 will go on sale in the UK on August 28, the tablet's manufacturer ASUS has confirmed.

The Android Jelly Bean 4.3 device, announced at a special Google event last month, will be available from the Google Play Store and the usual array of third-party retailers.

As an event in London, the Taiwanese manufacturer said some locations will be opening at midnight on the 27th if buyers can't wait to get their hands on the 7-inch slate.

In terms of pricing, the second-generation of the award-winning device will cost £199 (16GB) and £239 (32GB). That makes the device £40 more expensive than the original Nexus 7.

In terms of improvements for the extra chunk of change, the Nexus 7 2 has a full HD 1920 x 1200 display at its disposal, compared with the original's 1200 x 800 screen.

There's also a 1.5Ghz quad-core Snapdragon processor and 2GB of RAM, while there's also the addition of a 5-megapixel rear-facing camera and a promised 9 hours of battery life.

The new Nexus 7 was launched during the Android 4.3 reveal on July 24th and launched in the US, less than a week later. It's taken a while for the UK release plans to be confirmed, but it's definitely better late than never in this case.

Will you be stood outside your local PC World at midnight on the 27th? Let us know in the comments section below.

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