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Factory Images Released for the Nexus 7 [JRN84D]

If you were at Google I/O last week, then chances are that you didn’t pass up the chance to pick up a Nexus 7 tablet. If you did, feel free to hack the hell out of it, as Google has already released the factory images for the device. Dropping in as Jelly Bean version JRN84D, will want to keep this tucked away for use later on. We don’t know for sure yet, but these could potentially be used on the retail version of the device that you all pre-ordered for mid-July.

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  • RWW

    “could be used on the retail version”?? What makes you think the retail version’s software would be any different than the Google I/O version?

  • UKFan4Life

    Do we know if it will be sold at any other venues (i.e. Amazon) I have a huge amount of cash on Amazon gift cards and was hoping to pick this up via Amazon. Can anyone confirm?

    • ocdtrekkie

      Google is really pushing the Play Store for devices, so I kinda doubt it, at least initially. I think they’re partnering with *select* Best Buys.

    • Paradisimo

      Given that this is a Kindle Fire-Killer I can’t imagine Amazon wants to support it.

    • Jimmy Garcia

      Gamestop is taking pre-orders for it.

  • Keith0606

    already getting antsy waiting for this thing to ship, i’m thinking it’s not happening this week, but definitely hoping for next week. Nothing coming up on the radar doing some searching around for actual ship dates.

    • EvanTheGamer

      Might be end of the Month according to GameStop, but then again, that’s probably just an estimate.

      Said 2-3 weeks on Google Play, so who knows for sure. They’ll ship it when it’s ready to be shipped.

  • EvanTheGamer

    I haven’t pre-ordered my Nexus 7 16 GB yet, but I found out that GameStop is taking pre-orders of the tab now, which means I’ll be pre-ordering it today at GS!

    And what’s awesome is that they are only accepting pre-orders for the 16 GB version. And only $50 down, versus the BS $250+ that is “reserved” in your bank account if you pre-order it through Google. That is the exact same damn thing of paying for it straight up. It’s reserved, which means you can’t touch it. How is that any different than just simply taking the money out of your account?

    Anyways…can’t wait to pre-order the Nexus 7!

    • JoshGroff

      $50 down + 30% trade in credit, heck yeah, Looks like that makes 2 of us.

      • EvanTheGamer

        Yeah, exactly! Used games, old tabs, phones(I think), etc. all can be used towards the purchase. Pretty f’n awesome, I must say.

    • IMNS

      A lot of companies do this – they reserve the amount on your card/account to make sure you have the funds. This will go away in a few days, freeing up the money. Once it ships they’ll put the charge through for real.

      • EvanTheGamer

        I don’t think this is true. According to the e-mail I received from Google CS, after I called them about it, they said that the reserved amount stays in your account until the item ships. The guy even compared this to when you stay at a hotel. You pay for the first night, then you pay the rest when you check out.

        But then again, maybe they’re wrong, who knows for sure. Can anyone who’s pre-ordered the Nexus 7 through Google confirm this? Has the “reserved” amount cleared from your bank account yet? Let us know!

        Also, when pre-ordering from Amazon.com, they never put a hold on your money. You pay whey they ship your items, and not before.

        • JDHokie

          No charge on my credit card for my 16GB preorder.

          • EvanTheGamer

            Really? But wasn’t the final total “reserved” on your bank account first though? Then it was removed a few days later?

          • JDHokie

            That I can’t say for sure. But there is no charge on my credit card right now for the Nexus 7 I preordered Thursday.

          • EvanTheGamer

            Oh, that’s definitely good to know! Thanks man.

  • One of the main reasons I picked up this tablet (other than to have as my first tablet) is to learn Android code and begin programming. So thank you for this!

  • JDHokie

    Any rumors on ship dates more concrete than “mid-July”?

  • Knlegend1

    I think the back is white and the front is black.

    • ocdtrekkie

      Only for I/O. The retail versions have a dark grey back.

  • How do I get my hands on a white one?

    • TheWhiteLotus

      They were only released for Google IO attendees.

    • r0lct

      Check ebay.

      • EvanTheGamer

        I can imagine that version will be $500 easy on ebay.

        • kazelement

          i saw one for 350$

        • JoshGroff

          I’ve seen ~ 300-400 range.

          • EvanTheGamer

            Probably varies from seller to seller though.

          • JoshGroff

            There’s people asking ~450-500, but there’s not a lot of interest at that price range.

          • EvanTheGamer

            Well..considering it’s somewhat of a limited edition white Nexus 7, I’d say there should be a lot of interest. Maybe not now, but soon I bet.

            But who am I to know the future?

  • Chris

    Sweet!! Cant wait to get it… Have you started a review on it with the Nexus Q? Wondering if it’s worth the cash!

  • kazelement

    why is it white?

    • Paradisimo

      I believe the version given out at I/O was white. The retail version is black though.

      • kazelement

        sad i would have wanted white if that was a option.

      • ocdtrekkie

        Yeah, the display models were all dark grey back. The Android DevRel folks confirmed white was the special I/O version only.