New Nexus 7 arrives at Best Buy a few days early [UPDATE: Amazon too]

Craig Lloyd - Jul 26, 2013
New Nexus 7 arrives at Best Buy a few days early [UPDATE: Amazon too]

Google’s refreshed Nexus 7 isn’t supposed to officially land in stores until next week on July 30, but it seems Best Buy is jumping the gun yet again and now has both the 16GB and 32GB versions of the second-generation Nexus 7 available for purchase. Let’s just hope the listing don’t get taken down like they were with the pre-orders.

The new Nexus 7 was put on pre-order a few hours before the official unveiling of the new tablet, letting early adopters get an even earlier start on ordering their own unit. However, they were quickly taken down and replaced with a “coming soon” banner. Now, just two days after the announcement and a whole weekend before the launch, Best Buy has them up for sale.

Furthermore, calling some local Best Buy stores in the area confirmed that the new tablet is in stock and on shelves, ready to buy. Your mileage may vary depending on where you live, but if you’re wanting the new Nexus 7 today, we’d suggest heading down to your nearest Best Buy to see if you can grab one.

UPDATE: Amazon is now selling the new Nexus 7 as well, and if you’re a Prime member, you can get it in the mail tomorrow for only $4 more.

The new Nexus 7 comes with a 1920×1200 7-inch display and runs the new Android 4.3, which comes with several new features, including multi-user accounts with support for restricted profiles. The tablet is slightly thinner all around and it even crams in a 5-megapixel camera on the back.

Users will also be treated with a quad-core Snapdragon S4 Pro processor clocked at 1.5GHz with 2GB of RAM. The tablet comes with the same graphics chip as before, but benchmarks have proved that performance is increased, thanks to improved OpenGL support. You can check out our own benchmarks to see how the tablet stacks up.

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