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The new Nexus 7 is all but imminent at this point, and it sounds like we may finally have a launch date for the much-anticipated sequel to Google's small tablet: July 20th, according to OfficeMax documents obtained by Engadget. Corroborating an earlier leak from Android Central, those same documents also allege a $270 price point for the 32GB version of the device (AC's leak also says the 16GB will be priced at $230).

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The image above shows the Nexus 7 as having an estimated arrival of July 20th, and as we know, Google is holding an event next week with head of Android and Chrome Sundar Pichai. It's pretty safe to say at this point that a new Nexus 7 is on the agenda.

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The OfficeMax docs make no mention of the smaller 16GB version, though Google may be doing what it did when the 8GB / 16GB versions of the first N7 launched, and keeping the lower storage variant on sale exclusively through the Play Store. Finally, this last image puts a price on the device - $269.99 (for the 32GB model). Sounds pretty reasonable to us.

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The Engadget docs don't reveal any specifications.

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  • Omar Feliciano

    Awesome

  • Michael Sheils

    So arriving in stock on the 20th to go on sale the 24th with the announcement?

    • Mike Reid

      LOL, 20th is Saturday.

  • Colin Kealty

    I have a nexus 7 that I hardly use due to owning a nexus 4 and 10 and it slowing down over time.. yet I know I'm going to buy this as soon as it become available.

    • Cory Wilson

      Yeah mine isn't as peppy as when I got it either, I'm hoping 4.3 fixes it because it was perfect until the 4.2 update

    • Justin W

      I feel the same way... My N10 has become very slow, and I liked the formfactor of the previous Nexus 7. In my opinion, the Nexus 10 is a great at-home device, but the Nexus 7 is much better for mobility (and things that involve typing).

      • http://the-jade-domain.com Jaime J. Denizard

        Your Nexus 10 is slow? 'the fuck?

        • Justin W

          Yeah, it's slow. It's a 16Gb (I've used about 4gb of space) and it's got what seems like the same lag my old N7 had before I wiped it. I haven't wiped my N10 yet, but I might do that this weekend.

    • David

      I have found that freeing up some space has greatly incresed the performance of my 16GB 7.

    • PhineasJW

      Same situation here. I believe it's due to the rubbish flash memory they used in the N7. It degrades over time.

      • Justin Swanson

        Mine runs okay... My Sony Tablet S got really bad and the only thing that would help was a factory reset and an SD card clear... so I sold that. My N7 cooks pretty good. Have you tried the SD card cleaners or any other 'fixes' that may or may not be snake oil for you.

        • oldarney

          When I had my N4, I rarely used my N7, only to play games. The amount of ram on the N7 made multi tasking a chore. Because of the bigger screen, I found the N7 3G much more useful then the speedier N4.

          There is a lot of management involved with Android devices, compared to Chromebooks. I'm definately getting the LTE N7, and using it as a phone. Really glad they kept it pocketable, unlike the iPad mini.

  • Kevin N

    I want

  • Mystery Man

    $30 more for 16gb but 20$ more for 32gb... odd

  • TechGuy22

    im buying this. posting my nexus 7 on ebay now.

  • qu4ttro

    As long as it will still fit in the dock that I waited soooo long to buy...

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