Sony and Samsung are stuck with a rather high $649 price for an unlocked device, while the HTC One Google Play edition is tad cheaper at $599 price, leaving the 8.3 inch LG tablet as the cheapest Google Play edition device that is not sold under Nexus brand and costs $349.
One thing that has caught our eye is that if you purchase Nexus 7 together with Chromecast, Google will include a $35 Google Play credit and free shipping in the gift box. This makes the cheapest Nexus 7 16GB black edition currently priced at $229 a bit cheaper making it effectively $35 cheaper as this is the current value of Chromecast. Free shipping also helps but there is currently no 16 GB version of Nexus 7 white, this one is only available at $269 32GB Wifi version.
The 4G LTE versions for both T-Mobile and AT&T will set you back $349 for a 32GB version of a tablet and won't come in white, at least not for the time being. It is unbelievable for us to see that Nexus 7 webpage claims that the tablet features Android 4.3 when the actual tablet ships and upgrades to Android 4.4.2. Sloppy job chaps.
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