How to buy a Google tablet

Sales of junior Nexus 7 models in Europe have not started yet, and the date of the device’s appearance in Russia is not yet known, so buy a tablet Google is available for now only in American online stores with delivery in 2-3 weeks (pre-order is available in online stores in the UK and Australia).

Google tablets now come out of two types: with built-in memory 8 and 16 GB, a manufacturer price of 199 and $250 respectively. Both devices feature a 7 inch screen with a resolution of 1280×800 pixels and a 178 degree angle, running on a 1.3GHz nVidia Tegra 3 quad-core processor, with 1GB of RAM memory, 1.2 megapixels front webcam, a fairly capacious battery (enough for 9 hours of video streaming), Wi-Fi, GPS and NFC (wireless data exchange at short distances). The size of the device is 198,5x120x10,45 mm – as you can see, the Google tablet is compact and can fit comfortably even in the pocket of your jacket.

Of the cons, first users note the lack of 3G and the ability to connect an additional memory card. The first, however, is not very fundamentally, given the rather budget cost of the tablet, and the second is compensated by Google cloud services (e.g. Google Drive) and the possibility of free of charge store enough information on them.

In order to buy Google tablet directly from the manufacturer’s store, you need to go to the sales page of the device in the online Google Play marketplace.

When you log in from a Russian IP address, you will see a message that Google Play devices are not yet available in Russia. This limitation is quite easy to get around — go to the Google-tablet purchase page through any anonymous proxy. To pay for a purchase via Google Play, you will need to link to your account a plastic bank card issued in the United States – or use the services of an intermediary, such as Shipito delivery service.

Another way to buy a tablet is to order it at one of the American or European online stores, or from overbuys on eBay. Officially, sales of Google’s tablet in Europe and Australia begin as early as the second half of July 2012.

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