Google Nexus 7 with 3G

Google’s Nexus 7 tablet with 3G will soon be released in the market, with manufacturer Asus reportedly fast-tracking the production of the new variant in about six weeks.

A forum thread that began spooling early Saturday in the tech site MoDaCos was attributed as the source of the information that the 3G-sporting Nexus 7 will come with “no other hardware changes.”


Google’s Nexus 7 tablet with 3G will soon be released in the market, with manufacturer Asus reportedly fast-tracking the production of the new variant in about six weeks.

A forum thread that began spooling early Saturday in the tech site MoDaCos was attributed as the source of the information that the 3G-sporting Nexus 7 will come with “no other hardware changes.”

Since 3G has been a highly-demanded feature of the Nexus 7, users internationally will likely welcome the addition of the feature. Apart from Wi-Fi hotspots, there is too much dependence on mobile connectivity from some countries.

When launched in July this year, the 7-inch Google Nexus was a critical and commercial success because even within its Wi-Fi confinement, the slate was a powerful and stunning gadget. It was also the first tablet to use Android operating system’s Jelly Bean.

The latest version of Nexus 7 has an Nvidia Tegra 3 quad-core processor and a 1.2-megapixel camera. Another main attraction of the Nexus 7 is its tag price, with its 8-gigabyte version selling for only AU$245 and 16-gigabyte version for only AU$307.

The 3G-enabled Nexus 7 is expected to carry an increased price than its predecessor version when it finally comes out in stores.

The arrival of Google Nexus 7 is also seen heating up the tablet war, prompted by new slates already launched at the IFA consumer electronics show in Berlin from the likes of Samsung, Lenovo, Asus, and Dell, and a few more expected to make a splash in the coming weeks, courtesy of Amazon with its Kindles and Apple’s iPad mini.

Details when the unit will be sold in Australia has yet to be announced, as well as pricing.

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