Google’s perennially popular Nexus 7 tablet has garnered praise in technological circles ever since it hit the market in July, and as the first Android tablet to launch with the bang-up-to-date Android 4.1 Jelly Bean OS it had always looked set for success.
The fact that Asus, creators of the acclaimed Transformer Pads, partnered up with Google to create the device also meant that it was bound to be destined for great things. With the addition of a reasonable £160 price tag, there was little that users could gripe about as they examined the 7-inch screened device.
However, what was a sticking point for some reviewers was a lack of 3G capability. Now, according to the rumour mill, this point is set to be addressed with the release of a 3G variant in the next six weeks.
Google Nexus 7: Will 3G be the icing on the cake?
In July, the 16GB version of the Nexus 7 had sold out at a number of retailers and features including the powerful Nvidia Tegra 3 quad-core processor, a 1.2-megapixel camera, and the device’s availability in 8GB and 16GB versions helped users snap up the tablet in their droves.
With Apple expected to release the iPad Mini imminently, adding 3G could be just the thing to help Google’s Nexus 7 to vie for attention with some of the market’s leading players.
Google Nexus 7: Will 4G be next?
4G is expected to hit the UK as early as 2013 and some of the latest wave of rumoured devices are said to be 4G ready as standard, this includes the Galaxy S 4G (US). According to Which?, 4G LTE networks are already achieving real-world speeds in the United States of between 8 Mbits/s and 12 Mbits/s, and the Nexus 7 will no doubt have to move with the times when it hits British shores.
Upgrades are always welcomed with open arms by users, and 3G capability will also more than likely receive the thumbs-up.
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