Google's Nexus 7 has received a price cut in India from a popular online retailer. The 16 GB variant of the tablet, which was previously costing Rs. 15,999, is now available for just Rs. 9999. The 32GB variant, which cost Rs. 18,999 is now available for Rs. 13,499. These new rates are being offered by online retailer, Flipkart.
Gizbot believes that the price drop is an indication that Google is trying to clear stocks of the Nexus 7 (2012 version) so that it can launch its predecessor, the Nexus 7 (2013 version) which came out a few months earlier in international markets.
Google rolled out the new Nexus 7 (2013) tablet running Android 4.3 earlier in July this year. Currently, the device is now available in several countries. However, Google has refrained form announcing the dates of the new tablet in India. We believe that an announcement is around the corner and that the new slate will hit store shelves in time for the upcoming festive season.
The original Nexus 7 tablet uses an Nvidia Tegra 3 processor (1.3GHz). It has a 7-inch IPS display screen (1280x800 pixels resolution) along with 1GB RAM, a 1.2 megapixel front facing camera and a sizeable 4325mAh battery.
Apart form this, there have also been price cuts on Apple's iPhone 4 from several retailers. You can pick up the 8GB variant for Rs 21,500 via online retailers. This handset's official price tag is Rs 26,500. The 16GB model, which is officially priced at Rs 31,500, can now be picked up for Rs 25,000.
However, you should know that Apple no longer lists the iPhone 4 on its official India website. During the recent iPhone 5S and iPhone 5C launch event, the Cupertino based tech giant announced that it will discontinue iPhone 4, a phone that came out three years ago.
After testing Apple's latest mobile OS update on the iPhone 4 and iPhone 4S, we've concluded that the two phones aren't fast enough to handle iOS 7. So if you do buy the discounted iPhone 4, do not expect iOS 7 to run on its smoothly. But if you're content with iOS 6, then the iPhone 4 is a good buy at the new prices.