Search engine giant Google moved the shipping dates of the Google Nexus 7 from 3 to 4 weeks to 1 to 2 weeks. Thus, people who pre-ordered the device will start receiving the gadget tomorrow and in the next few days.
Google Google Nexus 7 tablet is poised to go on sale on the high street on 27 July, while Asus confirmed IB Times UK on Friday that online orders have started shipping through retailers - eBuyer, HMV, PC World and Currys. Nevertheless, multiple retailers are reportedly running out-of-stock, thanks to the overwhelming demand for Google’s debut tablet release.
Google did not provide an exact date of delivery for the Google Nexus 7. But, it seems that the device will land on the hands of the expecting consumers soon.
Google introduced its new Nexus 7 Tablet at recent concluded Day 1 of I/O Google Developers Conference along with the upgraded Android software, Jelly Bean. The tablet is now available for pre-order in United States, Canada, UK and Australia.
The Nexus 7 is pretty much affordable. The 8GB model is $249, while the 16GB model is $299 and is exclusively available on Google Play Store. Moreover, there is an unspecified shipping charge. The device is set to arrive Australian shores on mid-July. Buy Nexus 7 tablet and get $25 of Google Play credit as well as a free copy of movie Transformers: Dark Of The Moon.
The Nexus 7 sports a quad core processor, an HD display, an eight-hour battery life, a front facing camera and weighs 340 grams. The device is made by prime hardware manufacturer Asus. However, Google is quite hands on in building the device to integrate it with the new Android Jelly Bean.
The Australian price is $50 more than US customers will pay, despite the Australian dollar being at or near parity with the US dollar.
Nexus 7 is deemed to be an iPad killer. However, it also takes aim to Amazon's Kindle Fire, which was launched late last year. Kindle Fire is also 7-inch tablet and was sold with the same price range.
In Australia, iPad remained as the dominant tablet holding 62 percent of the tablet market. Android accounts to 36 percent of the market. However, it is expected to increase with the release of the new mobile software Android Jelly Bean. Android devices also contribute in increasing the popularity of Google's software.
Below are some of the reasons why Google Nexus 7will overtake iPad sales.
Price - One of the advantages of the Google Nexus 7 is its friendly price tag. The 8GB model costs $199. The device is the best option for people looking for cheaper tablets but offer with high quality performance.
Smooth Operating System - The Google Nexus 7 is packed with the newest versions of Google Chrome and HTML5, which have been programmed to better support non-native apps. Thus, the operating system can better handle apps not programmed by Google or Google-related companies, making a more seamless transition for those adding foreign-designed apps onto their tablets. Moreover, the Nexus 7 runs with Android's latest version Jelly Bean that promises speed and power to your device.
Google Now - This feature considers information that are relevant to you at your present location and time-like the weather, traffic conditions between home and work, your next calendar appointment, and information for flights you have been researching.
Longer Battery Life - One of the common complaints against Apple iOS devices is its battery. For example, some users say that iPad has a fast-draining battery. This does not allow users to enjoy apps and media for long hours. Google Nexus 7 has longer battery life that allows users to maximize its features and apps.
Better Hardware - iPad boasts its best hardware. However Google will not trail behind with its improved hardware courtesy of ASUS.
Google Nexus 7 tablet is poised to go on sale on the high street on 27 July, while Asus confirmed IB Times UK on Friday that online orders have started shipping through retailers - eBuyer, HMV, PC World and Currys. Nevertheless, multiple retailers are reportedly running out-of-stock, thanks to the overwhelming demand for Google’s debut tablet release.