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Nexus 7 LTE Release: New Date, Already On Sale



The Nexus 7 LTE release date is imminent given that O2 in the United Kingdom will begin taking pre-orders for the device starting tomorrow ahead of a September 13th release date and given that the device is reportedly already being sold through a retailer in Germany.

In late July, Google introduced the new Nexus 7, a device that replaced the older Nexus 7 with a handful of upgrades including an improved 7-inch display, new lightweight design, rear 5MP camera, and 4G LTE data speeds. While the Wi-Fi Nexus 7 has been out on shelves since late July, the Nexus 7 LTE has yet to make it to shelves, leaving consumers around the world looking for answers.

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The Nexus 7 LTE release date is imminent.

The Nexus 7 LTE release date is imminent.

We’ve heard, in the past, that the Nexus 7 LTE would be coming to Italy and Japan in September though no specific date was issued. Today, after several weeks of waiting, the Nexus 7 LTE finally has one specific date.

O2 UK announced that it will be taking pre-orders for the Nexus 7 LTE ahead of its release date on September 13th. That’s the first concrete date that we’ve seen emerge and it’s possible that it will apply to other countries as well, including the United States.

Those who can’t wait can seemingly snag a Nexus 7 LTE early as it appears that German retailer MediaMarkt is currently selling an in-stock Nexus 7 LTE. In fact, users on Reddit are reporting that they were able to get an LTE model through MediaMarkt ahead of the device’s release date. It’s not clear how much stock, if any, is left at the retailer but it has certainly sold at least a couple of LTE-enabled Nexus 7 models ahead of schedule.

At least one retailer is already selling the Nexus 7 LTE.

At least one retailer is already selling the Nexus 7 LTE.

What this could mean is that the Nexus 7 LTE will be available in at least some retail stores, something that has remained unconfirmed alongside its release date.

In the United States, a host of retailers currently carry the Wi-Fi only Nexus 7 and it’s possible that we could see at least a few of those join the Google Play Store.

Google’s Nexus 7 LTE works on AT&T, T-Mobile and Verizon making it the first Nexus device since the Samsung Galaxy Nexus to officially run on Verizon’s 4G LTE network.



  1. Tammy H

    08/28/2013 at 12:39 pm

    Another impressive Android tablet to launch next week is the 7-inch – Novo 7 EOS £119 ($189) — with both Internet data access and Voice Calling function through any GSM Wireless carrier, including EE, O2 and Vodafone Mobile — with a built-in SIM card slot that provides 3G HSPA+ connection — and an Android phone SIM card maybe used interchangeably with both phone and tablet. The Novo 7 EOS is made by Ainol Electronics, which won runner-up for Best-Tablet-of-the-Year at CES 2012 — and features a 7-inch HD screen (1280×800) similar to the Kindle Fire, along with 16GB Memory, built-in GPS, Bluetooth wireless connection to printers and headsets(ideal for voice calling), a 2 Megapixel webcam & 5 Megapixel rear camera, HDMI, Google Play preinstalled and a 4400 mAh battery. Although the Novo 7 EOS may not offer 4G speeds, overall connection is sufficient for most needs and doesn’t cost £300-£500 typical of 4G-enabled tablets, including the new Nexus.

    One of the first sources to offer this new Android device as well as a few others to become available this month is a site called–T ab l e t S p r i n t–

    • Joe Blow

      08/31/2013 at 3:25 pm

      No. That sucks. We’re here for the Nexus, not that crap.

  2. landykandy (@landykandy3)

    08/28/2013 at 1:43 pm

    my classmate’s half-sister makes $66/hour on the internet. She has been without work for seven months but last month her check was $14851 just working on the internet for a few hours. a knockout post……WWW.ℛush64.COℳ

    • Joe Blow

      08/31/2013 at 3:27 pm

      Is she hot? If so then I got a job for her where she can make more than that… On her knees.

  3. Bill

    08/28/2013 at 7:06 pm

    What is the holdup for the US release? Google needs to get busy

    • Stezyp

      08/29/2013 at 8:55 pm

      Google is an INTERNATIONAL corporation. By taking release paths that favor non-U.S.A. first they demonstrate their globalness (sic). Google also did this with the Android 4.3 update. There is a deep logic to this that might not be obvious… philosophical & possibly even legal.

      • Joe Blow

        08/31/2013 at 3:30 pm

        No, screw that global crap. Google is born and raised in the USA. We deserve ours first and the rest of this craptastic world can wait.

  4. bugs

    08/29/2013 at 4:24 am

    nexus 7 lte 2013 will be launched in Japan in 30 september! amazon starts to accept pre order

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