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Tipster Points to July 31 Launch of New Nexus 7 at Staples Stores

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According to another leak this morning, the new Nexus 7 from ASUS and Google will go on sale at Staples, starting July 31. As seen in the memo sent out to employees down below, inventory will begin arriving at stores as early as next week, but will be kept in “lockup” until the last day of the month. Apparently, any sales associate that sells a new Nexus 7 before the sales embargo lifts will be getting into a lot of a trouble, including the possibility of termination. So please, don’t go bothering your local Staples employees to sell you one. 

Much as we have already seen and reported on, the memo states that the new Nexus 7 will feature “superior specs.” These specs should be the 1.5GHz quad-core processor, Android 4.3 operating system, 5MP back-facing camera, as well as other features that “they can’t talk about yet.”

July 31 – that’s right around the corner. Are we totally pumped yet?

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Via: Engadget

  • Nicholas Slaughter

    They are advertising a $229 nexus 7 on sale on 31 july at the PX on base at Camp Lejeune NC

  • cas_e

    “any sales associate that sells a new Nexus 7 before the sales embargo lifts will be getting into a lot of a trouble, including the possibility of termination.”

    Wow, they’d kill you just for that??

  • coolsilver

    If I could sell off my Original Galaxy Tab… I’d go for it. Though I’d miss my data for when I want to play Ingress with something other than my phone.

  • Raven

    I have been running my Nexus 7 stock unrooted since I got it after I ordered it the minute it went live. As much as I loved it I always missed root that I was used to on other devices. Finally my reasons not to root no longer existed, but then I did not want to wipe my tablet as the unlocking the bootloader method required. Finally I stumbled onto this XDA article that explained how to root via an exploit and not unlock or wipe. I have breathed new life into my old N7 and am now running it stock rooted but still locked and after running Autostarts and Lagfix(fstrim) on it, it is running so much smoother now. I would highly recommend this to anyone else who has been holding off on rooting their N7, if there was anyone else who was.
    http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=2233852

  • MichaelFranz

    Used to work at staples….the lock up in the stores i worked in was usually just a back stock room in bins. Once store had a back door with memory and small stuff in their but it was always unlocked….wonder if its still the same…lol

  • Trevor

    Yes, me = pumped

  • XvierX

    Next week is going to be awesome.

  • droidrazredge

    I was thinking of getting one of these for my mom as she wanted a tablet. I told her for the price she’ll get more bang for her buck versus getting an IPad or IPad mini. What are your guys’ thoughts ? also should I wait for the Nexus 10 ?

  • Seth Merritt

    So does this mean 4.3 won’t drop until the end of the month? Or would the code hit AOSP on wednesday when they announce it?

    • Noel

      They should make it available on the same day..we waited long for it already. We can fool around with it for abt 4 month b4 KLP arrives.

  • Steve Benson

    Swappa’s going to be slammed with used Nexus 7’s.

    • Noel

      Yup…$100 Nexus 7’s. Won’t sell mine…will hand it down as a gift, still good as new. Will be going for the 32GB GSM model..hope it has Tmo HSPA+42 and LTE

  • Guest

    Nexus 7 sucks!!! Surface Mini FTW!!!

  • chris420o

    soo…who wants my og n7 16gig for 100 bucks? you can say you got the og!

    • blackjaguar25

      I’ll take it for $80.

      • Tyler Durden

        i’ll take it for $20, those Fight Club royalties are getting cheap these days

        • Bill Hill

          Pay me no mind, Ive seen the fight club about 28 times.

  • Good_Ole_Pinocchio

    We all know once it hits the back rooms SOMEONE will be able to get an employee to sell them one early. Always happens. Lol.

  • dannyWHITE

    Time to find a Staples with an unsatisfied employee!

  • Shane Redman

    Chromekey announcement as well???

  • Daeshaun Griffiths

    I’m in the market for a new tablet since i traded my 3rd gen ipad in. What i’ll miss from the ipad are the gestures to close apps, get to recent apps, and swiping through open apps. Cmon android.

    • Greyhame

      Access and navigate recent apps? There is a navigation button dedicated to that sole purpose. C’mon bro.

      • Daeshaun Griffiths

        It’s not the same as a gesture. The gesture was smooth and flowed with my experience. There’s no replacing it lol.

        nothing beats the 5 finger pinch to close apps.

        • Greyhame

          Swiping one by one through open apps? Sounds a bit tedious.

          • Walter Partlo

            Not if your fruity tablet only allows a few to be open at a time.

          • Daeshaun Griffiths

            My point is i almost never touched the ipads home button(turning on the screen) and it’s slick. Try it out. I know android has it’s dedicated buttons which is great for smaller screens, but tablets should have some options.

        • JolleyMan

          I think the pinch to close is cool, but I absolutely never use it on my iPad.

        • Blue Sun

          5 finger pinch, eh?

    • Logan Jinks

      I did the same thing a year ago. 3rd gen ipad and all. got a Nexus 7 and kinda regretted it. If I were you, I would hold out for the next Nexus 10. Android still has some big hurdles to clear to run as smoothly as ios

      • Daeshaun Griffiths

        oh look, a sane person.
        i agree with you as far as tablets go.

        • BCoils

          if there’s only one, which one is it?

      • Steve Benson

        Android needs to lose its “jank” as Tim puts it.

  • Nexus_FrEak

    I’d totally sell myself one a get fired!

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      I was thinking of getting one of
      these for my mom as she wanted a tablet. I told her for the price she’ll
      get more bang for her buck versus getting an IPad or IPad mini. What
      are your guys’ thoughts ? also should I wait for the Nexus 10 ?

      • Gnex

        I hope your cousin gets cancer.

  • Verizon

    Google, Staples, Best Buy, Walmart or anyone else with this thing just shut up and take my money!

    • Daeshaun Griffiths

      no, you start talking and give me back some money!!!

      • Verizon

        Why do you think I needed your money in the first place?

        • tyguy829

          Because you’re verizon!