Google's Nexus smartphone program is well-chronicled, and has produced some of the best Android phones to date. Now the company is looking to reproduce that magic with the Nexus 7, its first co-branded Android tablet. Developed in partnership with Asus, it's a $199 device that has the Kindle Fire squarely in its sights, but also aspires to achieve greater things than Amazon's media consumption device.
Paul O'Brien at MoDaCo claims that a 3G-enabled Nexus 7 variant is in production.
Google's Nexus 7 tablet is now available in Germany, France, and Spain. This marks the first in expansion in availability since the device's July launch.
The Google Play Store now says that the 16GB Nexus 7 will ship in three to four weeks, and it appears that Google is having trouble keeping up with demand for the new tablet.
Google's Nexus 7 tablet is now available from a variety of retailers. We've gathered all the places where you can order the Android 4.1 device right here.
Nexus 7 reportedly shipping in the UK from Ebuyer, some orders scheduled to arrive on July 13th (update)
The big question since Google unveiled its Nexus 7 tablet two weeks ago is when users would get their hands on it. Despite the fact that orders directly from the Google Play store still don't appear to have shipped, it looks like some lucky UK buyers should be getting their hands on the new tablet as soon as tomorrow.
The day Google announced the $199 Asus Nexus 7 tablet, it told us the slate would ship in mid-July. Now, a series of retailer leaks suggest that the slate could arrive as early as the end of this week, depending on where you buy.
At this year's Google I/O, the company announced updates to the Google Play store with movies, TV shows, and magazines, but because of differing copyright laws many of these new features will not be available in the UK with the launch of the Nexus 7.
As per usual, the mad repair scientists at iFixit have gotten their hands on the latest hardware and turned it inside out — this time, the victim is Google's new Nexus 7 tablet.
Google has released its factory image for the Nexus 7, allowing users to return their devices back to stock if they accidentally soft brick the device.
At Google I/O, we sat down with Matias Duarte to talk about Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, the Nexus 7, and the premiere Google Now feature. It was a casual conversation where Duarte gave us the skinny on Google's philosophy behind its new products this week.
The 16GB Asus Nexus 7 is now available for pre-order through Gamestop in the United States for $249.
Google's Nexus 7 aims for the Kindle Fire and iPad — but can a true Android tablet finally make a dent?
The Verge traces the Nexus 7 back to its roots as a scrappy Asus tablet.
It's been evident for a good long while now that Google's big announcement at I/O 2012 was going to be a tablet to do battle with Amazon's Kindle Fire. Whether you were asking anonymous Asus executives, upstream component makers, or Andy Rubin himself, Google's mission over the past few months has been to reassert itself in the tablet marketplace — and the strategy chosen for doing so has been to assault the low end of the pricing scale.
Asus & Google have revealed that the Nexus 7 is being sold at cost, and was built in just four months.
Google has published a guidebook to the new Nexus 7 tablet on Google Play.
Remaining true to Google I/O tradition, those attending this week's event will receive a collection of loot, including a Samsung Galaxy Nexus running Android 4.1 Jellybean, a Nexus Q, and a white version of the Asus Nexus 7, otherwise unavailable to the public.
Like Amazon's Kindle Fire, the Google Nexus 7 is a reading device. Is Google serious enough about books and magazines to make it work?
Take a look at Google's Nexus 7 with Asus with our first hands-on pictures.
A 7-inch Android tablet made by Asus. Google's flagship Nexus tablet.
As if it wasn't clear enough already, we've just received more evidence that the Nexus 7 is real. The above image of an Asus-branded Nexus 7 tablet is live on the Google Play store right now.
Google has already leaked out details on the name of forthcoming Android update, and now Gizmodo Australia has allegedly received a "training document" that details the exact specs and cost of the long-rumored Nexus 7 tablet.
Two photos that are listed as being taken with an Asus-built Nexus 7 have appeared on Picasa Web Albums.