We’ve been eagerly anticipating the arrival of Google’s Nexus 7 tablet ever since it was announced at the I/O event. But surprisingly, Google hasn’t really shed light on when the device will hit stores or start shipping. Maybe it’s still figuring out supply issues. But finally there might be an end to the wait as it is being reported that the new Jelly Bean tablet could break cover as soon as next week. Remember, the device is currently up for pre order in the U.S, with no info about shipping dates. So if everything turns out right for Google, and if it is able to keep the evil spirits away from banning the tablet in the country, we should see a simple launch next week.
The news started picking up after a customer was told by Google that he cannot cancel his order as it had already entered the shipment and delivery preparations. Now we’re not sure if this could count as official confirmation, but something is better than nothing right? Further, Staples’ listing of the tablet mentions that it will start shipping between the 12th and 17th of July.
The pre orders are expected to go over the roof considering the low price tag. While the $200 variant is believed to sell more, the 16GB $249 variant won’t be much behind either. The tablet will be launching in other parts of the world soon. So go ahead and order yourself a tablet before it sells out. The ASUS made tablet comes with a variety of features to woo moderate or heavy users. The tablet packs a decent 7-inch display, a front facing camera (no rear camera unfortunately), 1GB of RAM, a 1.3 GHz quad core NVIDIA Tegra 3 processor, a hefty 4325mAh battery and the vanilla Android experience with Android 4.1 Jelly Bean. It will be interesting to see if the Nexus 7 will manage to retain the hype even after its much awaited launch.