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In a surprising turn of events, search engine giant Google has started delivering its flagship tablet PC Nexus 7 to Indian consumers a week ahead of the official shipping date.

Just a couple of days ago, Google had listed 16GB Nexus 7 model for pre-orders for ₹15,999 and also posted a message that the shipping will only begin by 5 April, but the device has reached India ahead of the scheduled time.

At least two Indians have got hold of the Nexus tablet within a couple of days of booking the device.

One of the lucky consumers, Karan Doshi apparently delighted with Nexus 7 in his hands on Friday expressed his happiness on Twitter: "Just got me my brand new nexus 7 Google you guys rock! Shipped it a week early! Yay!"

Nikhil Pahwa too received the Nexus 7 shipment on Friday, and he tweeted "So the nexus 7 I got for dad arrived just now. Google was supposed to start shipping by April 5th!"

Nexus 7 tablet PC is Co-developers, Taiwanese PC maker Asus and Google unveiled the device during the Google developers' conclave 'I/O 2012' in June last year. A month later Nexus 7 was officially hit stores initially in US and Europe and other select markets.

Nexus 7 has since recorded more than 4.5 million units sales in 2012 and in the same year UK based tech magazine T3 (Tomorrow's Technology Today) adjudged Nexus 7 as the 'Tablet of the Year ' as well as 'Gadget of the Year' beating rivals Apple iPhone, iPads.

Google-Asus Nexus 7 tablet PC sports 7-inch HD display and runs on the Android v4.1 Jelly Bean OS powered by NVIDIA Tegra 3 quad-core processor.

Key Specs of Google-Asus Nexus 7 include:


Nexus 7


7.0-inch back-lit IPS HD display

With 1280x800p resolution

And pixel density:216 pixels

per inch


Android 4.2 OS Jelly Bean


NVIDIA Tegra 3 quad-core




Storage capacity



1.2-megapixel front camera


4325 mAh, up to hours of

8 hours back-up


Bluetooth, micro-USB,NFC,

Wi-Fi (802.11 b/g/n)


198.5 x 120 x 10.45 mm


340 g