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The lack of stock was no doubt due to the new Nexus 7 becoming available.


The original Nexus 7 enchanted and enthralled - and did so even with some slight compromises. The fact that it was considerably cheaper than a lot of other tablets (159 for a 16GB version) meant it remained outstanding value for a long time. Problem is, a year is a long time in the technoclogy world, and competition is fierce, so the new Nexus 7 is just what the doctor ordered. Of course, Nexus devices are synonymous with pure Android experiences. This is the chance for Google to show off the tiny green robot in its purest form, away from the meddling fingers of Samsung or HTC who just love to Sensify and TouchWiz up their devices. The Nexus 7 is yet aiming for that sweet spot. The price has been bumped up - it's now 199 for the 16GB model that would have cost 159 before - but the specifications are much better, so it's yet very reasonably priced.And it looks a lot better too. Whereas the original Nexus 7 looked like a medium level device, the Nexus 7 now looks like a premium tablet . All told, it's beautiful damn gorgeous. The screen is to die for and the form factor, while taking some getting used to, is ideal for media consumption. It's light, it's smart, it's fun and it's skinny.

The battery life is really impressive, and the sheer diversity of apps on offer, be it through the uprated CPU, the wonderful 1080p screen, mean that we struggled to put it down at times.Using it, it scrolls along speedily and makes you feel like you're using something that should have cost so much more. What's not to like? If you're looking for a 7-inch tablet, the decision is very easy: there is no better alternative on the market, right now. recommends buying the Google Nexus 7.

1 year, 6 months ago on Nexus 7 Dock No Longer In Stock On The Play Store