New Nexus 7 with 4G LTE is out now in the UK

Nexus 7 2013A new version of the Nexus 7 tablet from Google has appeared inside the Google Play store, this time with the ability to connect to 4G LTE networks. Google announced the new Nexus 7 back in August, however only the Wi-Fi version of the tablet has been available until now.

The tablet is unlocked and compatible with all major UK networks which offer 4G connectivity, which at the moment means EE, Vodafone and O2, with Three expected to join them later this year. The 4G Nexus 7 isn’t cheap though, and you’ll need to part with £300 to secure one. However, while this isn’t a small amount, it’s excellent value for money given the Nexus 7’s impressive specification.

Like its predecessor, it has a 7-inch display, but that’s where the similarities end. The resolution has been increased to 1920 x 1200, and the processor swapped for a Qualcomm Snapdragon with a clock speed of 1.5GHz. There’s also 2GB of RAM and in the case of the 4G version, 32GB of storage space, although the Wi-Fi model can be purchased with 16GB. Finally, there is also a rear-mounted camera.

Part of the attraction is the operating system, as the Nexus 7 runs Android 4.3, and is sure to be one of the first updated to the next version of Android, 4.4 KitKat, in a few months time.

If you’ve been waiting for the 4G LTE Nexus 7, now is the time to order one, as Google is offering free delivery for a limited amount of time.

About Andrew Boxall

Andy's fascination with mobile tech began in the 90s, at a time when SMS messages were considered cutting edge, but it would be at least a decade before he would put finger-to-keyboard as a freelance tech writer. In the interim he wrote about travel, formulated strong opinions about films and drove a series of audacious cars