Google Still Shipping Out Nexus 7 Pre-orders

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Demand for the Google Nexus 7 continues outstripping the supply. Many of those who pre-ordered this tablet are still waiting to receive it, but Google says the wait will be over soon for most.

Google Nexus 7Everyone in the U.S. who put in a pre-order for the 8GB version should have received it already as long as no accessories were purchased at the same time.

Google says it will ship all 16GB Nexus 7 units ordered in the U.S. by July 11 by the end of the day tomorrow. Those that came in after that will ship by the end of next week — with free over-night shipping.

Orders that include extra items will ship by the end of this week, but the device may arrive ahead of the cases, etc.

Orders placed today on Google Play for the 8GB Nexus 7 will ship in 3 to 5 business days. The 16GB version, on the other hand, is harder to get — estimated shipping time is 3 to 5 weeks. Many retailers are sold out.

Google Nexus 7 Overview

The first tablet to bear the Google name is also the first with Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean), the latest version of this operating system. It is built around an NVIDIA Tegra 3 processor with a quad-core CPU and 12-core GPU, plus 1GB of RAM.

The Nexus 7, logically enough, has a 7-inch touchscreen. This has a 1280 x 800 resolution with a 216 ppi.

It depends on Wi-Fi for Internet access, as there’s no cellular-wireless version. It also includes Bluetooth, NFC, and GPS.

Other features include a 1.2 megapixel front-facing camera but no rear-facing one. There’s also a 4,325mAh battery good for 9 hours of video and 300 hours of standby, according to Google.

A heavy emphasis is being put on this device’s tie-in to all the content on Google Plus, like movies, games, and books. Nevertheless, it is a fully-functional tablet capable of handling a wide array of tasks.

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