Best Buy upstages Google event with new Nexus 7 preorders

The company is offering consumers the opportunity to preorder the 16GB tablet for $229.99, and the 32GB version for $269.99.

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Best Buy might not be making Google too happy this morning.

The big-box retailer on Wednesday posted two new product listings for the new Google Nexus 7 hours before the search giant is expected to unveil the device at its special event with Android chief Sundar Pichai.

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According to Best Buy's listings, Google is planning to launch two versions of the Nexus 7 -- a 16GB option for $229.99 and a 32GB version for $269.99. Both tablets will run Android 4.3 (Jelly Bean), the new version of that operating system that Google is expected to show off later today. The devices will also connect to the Web via Wi-Fi, come with 7-inch LCD displays, and 1,920 x 1,200 resolution.

Best Buy says that the rear-facing camera will come in at 5 megapixels, while the front-facing camera will sport 1.2 megapixels.

Google's event, "Breakfast with Sundar Pichai," will kick off on Wednesday at 9 a.m. PT. CNET will be there to cover every last second.

(Via The Verge)

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