Today, Google started to deliver a new software update for its Google Nexus 7 tablet PC, as well as for the owners of a Galaxy Nexus smartphone, and has also made a series of changes to the shipping window for the slate.
Those who head over to the Google Nexus 7 page on the Google Play Store to purchase the tablet PC will learn
that their devices are bound to ship within one or two weeks, which is considerably less than the three to four weeks delivery window listed before.
Thus, Google will be able to bring the new device in users’ hands by mid-July, just as it has previously announced.
The slate is also listed as available for pre-order on this web page
at Staples, where it is said to be set for availability in the July 12th - July 17th timeframe.
For those out of the loop, we should note that there will be two different Nexus 7 models available for purchase, one with 8GB of internal memory, and another with 16GB of storage inside.
When released on shelves, the tablet PC should run under the Android 4.1.1 Jelly Bean platform flavor, the latest reports
on the matter suggest.
has already started to push the new update to the tablet PC, and is expected to load it on upcoming units right from the start, to eliminate additional hassle for users.
At the moment, the new platform release is landing on Nexus 7 devices as an over the air update, and it packs a series of bug fixes, while adding the Google Wallet into the mix.
Google made the Nexus 7 slate official at Google I/O at the end of June, and also handed some devices to attendees, which already got the chance to install the new software update and take it for a spin.