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LTE enabled Google Nexus 7 (2013) launching with O2 on 13 September

An LTE enabled version of the 2013 Google Nexus 7 tablet will be released next month with UK consumers some of the first to see the device.

O2 have revealed a release date of September 13 for a device called Nexus 7 LTE [4G] and it follows confirmation earlier in the week that Japanese consumers will get the device at the same time.

The 32GB device is priced at £319 by O2 and is available to pre-order as of today with the mobile phone network claiming that it will be exclusive to them “at launch” and anyone pre-ordering the device will get a “free premium case worth £29.99”.

“The new Nexus 7 is a fantastic way to experience Android, whether you’re using it for the first time or have used it before. The brilliant screen and fast 4G connectivity will make surfing, gaming and using Google services on the Nexus 7 an absolute joy,” said David Johnson general manager of devices for O2 in the UK.

The WiFi enabled tablet was announced earlier this year and went on sale to UK consumers yesterday through the Google Play Store with a price of just £199 for the 16GB version and £239 for the larger 32GB version.

This year’s Google Nexus 7 has a 7in 1,920 x 1,200 Full HD scratch resistant display that has 323 pixels-per-inch in addition to 178 degree viewing angles.

It runs on a Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro quad-core processor clocked at 1.5GHz, uses the Android Jelly Bean 4.3 OS, with 2GB RAM and a microSD card slot that allows the memory to be expanded by up to 32GB. It has a 5-megapixel rear camera as well as a 3950mAh battery and comes with microUSB and Bluetooth connectivity.

The tablet weighs in at 295g and is just 8.65mm thick thus making it one of the thinnest tablets on the market.