Google Nexus 7 2 UK release date confirmed as August 28

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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