Whether you’re eyeing up the Nexus 7 or are waiting to see the iPad mini, our advice would be to hold of buying any tablets for a short while. Why? Well, while it’s definitely worth seeing what Apple pulls out of the bag, it appears as though Google’s got a surprise up its sleeve, too.
Probably the only serious criticism that can be leveled at the Google Nexus 7 is its lack of 3G. For such a portable device, not having mobile internet seems like a crippling decision. Thankfully, rumour has it that Google’s got your back.
According to Paul O’Brien at MoDaCo, Google and Asus are “in preparation for [3G device] launch in around 6 weeks.”
Whether this is a masterfully staggered approach to sales, or it’s just Google listening to and acting on feedback, the rumour points to a late October launch of the 3G Nexus 7, which should prove to be a real winner if it can continue to undercut Apple on price in the run up to Christmas.