We’ve received word of a shipping date for the recently announced Google Nexus 7 Tablet. When Google announced the new 7″ tablet at Google I/O, they said it would be shipping in 2-3 weeks and the Play Store still reads this way, “ships soon.” From some other online retailers that have the tablet for pre-order, we’re hearing that the tablet will be released on July 19. So, if that’s true, that should mean in the US that we’ll be getting our tablets on the 21st, because I believe UPS two-day delivery delivers on Saturday (I could be wrong). That means I only need to wait 18 more days for my tablet. Still, no official word from Google, but it’s nice to have a more defined ETA. I now know how long I have to hold off before my new tablet comes. Additionally, Asus has confirmed that on July 27 the Nexus 7 tablet will be available in retail stores. So, what are you friends doing to pass the time waiting for your Nexus 7 to come?
I'm waiting for the Google services that make it useful to be available outside the US. I suspect that's why Amazon haven't bothered to launch the Fire elsewhere. Sure you can get around it with proxies and VPN's etc. but who wants the hassle?