New Google Nexus 7 now up for pre-order in the UK. Prices start at £199.99, delivery on September 13

Google finally made the new Nexus 7 official yesterday. The tablet is due to become available in the US next week, but what about elsewhere? Google was vague about this, yet thankfully if you’re in the UK all the information you need is now out.

Two UK-based retailers, Currys and PC World, have started to accept pre-orders for the newest member of the Nexus family. And with these come details about pricing and the release date in the UK too.

The 16 GB Wi-Fi-only Nexus 7 will retail in the UK for £199.99, while the model with 32 GB of capacity will go for £239.99. The 32 GB unit with LTE support hasn’t yet been priced outside of the US, nor has it gone up for pre-order in the UK today – so if that’s the SKU you’re after, you’re stuck waiting some more in order to get such information about that.

New Nexus 7 UK pre-orders

Unfortunately though, the new Asus-made Nexus 7 is only going to become available in the UK on September 13. That’s nearly two months from now, so it looks like the US has an unofficial exclusive going on for the new tablet for about six weeks. This may have something to do with production ramp-up issues, or maybe Asus and Google simply love America too much – we’ll probably never know.

We expect the Nexus 7 to be released in the other big European markets around mid-September too, since there usually aren’t delays compared to the UK. As for smaller European markets, as well as other places in the world, it remains to be seen how long it will take the new Nexus 7 to reach availability over there. We’ll keep you posted, naturally.

Author: Vlad Bobleanta

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  • martinc

    Major dissappointment that after months of holding off buying a tablet due to speculation on the new Nexus 7 that we now have to wait further month and half. That’s like a year in tablet terms and will cause many to give up when looking for a summer e-reader