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If you've been waiting for your chance to order your new Nexus 7, we have the page you're going to want to camp out on. The 16GB and 32GB devices are live in the Play Store, but you can't click the buy button until July 30th. The LTE version of the device hasn't broken cover yet.

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As expected, the devices are selling for $229 and $269 for the 16GB and 32GB versions respectively. When orders do go live, they'll include free ground shipping. If you want to go ahead and salivate over the specs and feature list, we won't blame you. 

2013-07-24 13_00_37-Nexus 7 (32GB) - Devices on Google Play

Of less interest is the black zip-up sleeve. It's $30 and looks fairly awful. I can't see how that is worth anywhere near the asking price. No other accessories have been announced. Not even a Qi wireless charging dock.

2013-07-24 12_51_44-Nexus 7 Sleeve (Black_Gray) - Devices on Google Play

[Nexus 7 16GB, Nexus 7 32GB]

Ryan Whitwam
Ryan is a tech/science writer, skeptic, lover of all things electronic, and Android fan. In his spare time he reads golden-age sci-fi and sleeps, but rarely at the same time. His wife tolerates him as few would.

He's the author of a sci-fi novel called The Crooked City, which is available on Amazon and Google Play. http://goo.gl/WQIXBM

  • Colin Kealty

    At least they released a sleeve this time (or accessories for it out of the gate at all) I had to buy a sleeve made for the kindle and it didn't quite fit right ever :/ Granted 30$ does seem a bit much for that..

  • Ruben Martinez Jr.

    Wonder if it will fit in last-gen case; dimensions not too radically different, and the case is flexible. Then again, no camera hole. Anyone have a hole-puncher?

    • http://www.androidpolice.com/ David Ruddock

      6mm narrower, 1.25mm thinner, and 1.5mm taller. I doubt it will fit very well.

      • Ruben Martinez Jr.

        Darn, the narrowing is pretty significant. Oh well.

  • Thomas’

    Man, this sleeve really is... special.

    • http://www.androidpolice.com/ David Ruddock

      Special is a very good way to describe it.

      Especially ugly is another.

      • NexusKoolaid

        Bring back the guy that came up with the Nexus One sleeve.

        • RitishOemraw

          That was my first and only sleeve.....it was awesome!
          Ive yet to come across a sleeve as great as that one!

      • NexusSucks

        i like it

  • Kenny O

    I've been burned twice ordering new devices (original N7 and N4) from the Play Store.....not going to try my luck again. Will buy from a physical store.

    • Vibrunazo

      Or just wait for amazon. No need to go all medieval and shit.

      • Kenny O

        Lol.....that would work too.

      • YourSuchAnIdiot

        buying from a store is medieval?

        • krazyfrog

          Neanderthal.

          • Blund3r

            yup..
            exactly what grocery shoppers, car shoppers, apparel shoppers look at store shopping as..
            <.<

      • RaceCar

        Amazon overcharges for Nexus tablets so they can promote their Kindle line.

    • http://www.thepixelpuse.com/ Aj Meadows

      Same.

  • Sean

    "If you've been waiting for your chance to order your ne Nexus 7"

    I'd love a ne Nexus 7 personally, haha

  • Shitiz Garg

    If I didn't owe 4200$ to my uni I would buy this...like right now!

    • ginobili

      ($4000+) + $269 = $4000+

      DO IT

      • Shitiz Garg

        YES!

        • mustbepbs

          Can't argue with those numbers! They're practically the same!

  • Sven Enterlein

    That's a sleeping bag for customers waiting to get their devices shipped. To make the long wait more -ugly- cozy

  • Matchstick

    Not available in the UK.

    It would be really nice if one day Google would stop treating customers outside the US like second-class citizens.

    • Garrett Bridges

      I really do get that Google is a global company and millions of people love them, but they are based in the US. I don't get why so many people are surprised/annoyed when they don't launch outside their home country.

      • Ruben Martinez Jr.

        OMG the Nexus 7 isn't available in Uganda yet??? UGH they're the worst!

      • NEXI or NEXUSES

        It's taking them forever to launch their services in Europe though. A bunch of countries just got Google Books, including Sweden and Denmark, but somehow Norway was excluded. I can't deny that feels mildly frustrating.

        • nicotinic

          Norway probably doesn't put a blip on most people's radars even Norway's...

      • PhilNelwyn

        Surprised? Ok, no.
        Annoyed? Hell yes!

      • Lena Sh

        Well, being based in the US doesn't prevent Apple from selling their devices worldwide and making their services available in much more countries.

      • Real Madrid

        I mostly get pissed because Apple, also a US company, treats the rest of the world better than Google. Too bad i don't want their products. I just want damn google to get better at this.

    • Nick

      PC world are taking pre-orders, if the date is accurate we will have it on 13/09, price is a quite a lot more if that's also accurate, £199 for the 16GB vs £159 for the current one. http://www.pcworld.co.uk/gbuk/asus-laptops-netbooks/ipad-tablets-and-ereaders/tablets/889_7505_70535_1731_xx/1_12/price-desc/xx-criteria.html

    • Floss

      You mean a US company prioritizes the US over the rest of the world? Who would have thunk.

      • brkshr

        Kinda like Samsung releasing the best S3 & S4 variants only in Korea.

    • loyalty888

      First world problems...

      • Thomas’

        In this case also a second and third world problem.

  • Garrett Bridges

    Slight off-topic, what are the chances of the new one working with the first-gen accessories? I have a nightstand dock for the old one, and a case, and I'd prefer to not go very long without either. I hope new accessories are announced soon.

    • turdbogls

      case wont fit, unless it is a sleeve type.

      official N7 dock wont fit, and wont charge it. however a generic 7" portrait dock might work since the charging port is in the same spot, and facing the right way, and the device is not wider or thicker than the previous Gen.

  • Steve Freeman

    "Not even a Qi wireless charging dock." Is anyone really surprised? We probably won't see a REGULAR dock for a year.

  • Tony Byatt

    Great looking device...$30 Sleeve? Ha, that's a good one...

  • Gloria Tortorella

    Nope, that sleeve is horrible and costs too much, time to get the sewing machine ready! D:

    • turdbogls

      make another one while your at it. Been trying to get my Wife to make me a sleeve for my OG N7 for months now.....nothing.

  • raw666

    HA $30. sleeve... How is this usefull???? Does it have a belt loop on it??? HAHAHAHA!!!!
    It's just so dang ugly & '80s looking.

  • Frederick Eichinger

    Wish they would up the MP on the back camera, 5 seems kind of low with such a hirez display. And no flash, guess that's what cameras are for.

    • turdbogls

      a 5MP picture produces a 2592 x 1944 image.....i would say they did just about right in my book.

    • Roberto Giunta

      Gods, that camera is for spontaneous photos or taking photos of a slide in school/university or something like that. It's not intended to record a concert, so be satisfied that it has one and stop whining about a stupid camera on a tablet.

      • Frederick Eichinger

        Simply an observation not a whine...but hey trolls gotta troll

        • Roberto Giunta

          Sorry, it's just last year people were complaining it had none, they were whining, now I already read that a few people wrote that the camera is too low-res, it's always the same, they're never satisfied with what they get.

          • Frederick Eichinger

            Understood, and sorry for the comment also. It just gets crazy sometimes that you have to carry multiple devices around with you because of one thing or another, and you are correct any kind of camera is better than none at all.

          • Roberto Giunta

            No problem, dude. The 5MP camera should really be enough if you wanna take a snapshot. I don't know if you will get a good poster out of it, but in general it should be enough for the most basic things :)

          • fixxmyhead

            Welcome to the Android Community

  • Michael Pahl

    Fraunhofer!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • GigaCode
  • NEXI or NEXUSES

    I absolutely hate it when sleeves for smartphones/tablets have zippers. It feels like I'm going to scratch the screen every time I take the device out or in.

  • heike1975

    Available in Germany in June 2014...

  • Ulisse

    I'm scared about USB OTG, since the hardware is similar to the N4

  • shawmere

    Saw the travel case for the nexus 7 2013 on Asus site. No price (yet) though.

  • Amanda

    I like this new leather case, Its the first one here http://rozalex.hubpages.com/hub/New-Nexus-7-2013-Cases-and-Sleeves

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