Google Play updates: Nexus 7 ships free, sleeves now on sale

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Looking for a good gift idea for the holidays? Google’s now offering the 2013 model Nexus 7 with free shipping for a limited time.

All models (16GB, 32GB and 32GB with LTE) are currently showing as “In stock” with 1-2 business days dispatch time.

If you’ve been thinking of buying a Nexus 7 for that special someone – or maybe just yourself? – this might be a good time to order and save a bit on shipping, which usually costs $20 per device on hardware from Google’s store.

Put a Sleeve on it

You might also want to pair the device up with Google’s newly-released Nexus 7 sleeves. These accessories were listed as “Coming Soon” earlier this month and today they seem to have finally gone on sale.

Available in Grey/White, Black/Grey or (yes!) Bright Yellow, each sleeve will set you back a somewhat steep $34.95. It seems Google’s reconsidered the shipping costs for the sleeves though, as they’ll only cost $4.50 to ship bringing the total to about $40. We’ve heard from Ausdroid reader Anthony Young that his order was dispatched within a couple of hours of being placed.

It might be nice if Google – y’know, if you’re listening – would notify customers who’ve purchased a device through Google Play when new accessories become available for that device.

We’re yet to see the new wireless charger go on sale in Australia. Or the old one, for that matter.

Deals Elsewhere

Of course, it’s also worth remembering that you can buy the Nexus 7 and some accessories from other places too – you’ll save $30 over the Google Play price from Kogan on the 16GB model, $10 on the 32GB model, but Google’s accessories don’t seem to be available from other sources.

Have you seen a good deal on a 2013 Nexus 7? Let us know in the comments!

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  • Peter

    Nexus 7 2013 shipping has always been free in Aus…

  • Nate

    Just buy a kit kat and win one…. Ive got two Nexus 7 2013 so far.

    • Jason

      I’ve won 4 of them.. that competition is the best competition ever. :)

      I won’t feel bad buying $80 worth of sleeves now…

      • Supratim Sarkar

        ANy for sale :P

  • jdt1986

    Officeworks are offering far better deals right now: You can currently get the Nexus 7 (2013) 32GB for $299, and you can get the Nexus 7 (2012) 32GB for $199. Plus you get the instore assistance, should either Nexus go wrong.

    • jdt1986

      And there’s plenty of availability in store. Even if a store has no stock, you can buy online and pick up at Officeworks for free.