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Default What's the difference between a Google Nexus 7 and a Asus Nexus 7

According to Google yesterday there are 2 versions of the Nexus 7.

A Google Nexus 7 and an Asus Nexus 7.

Google have no control apparently as to what software setup Asus produce on their version.

Now, I think this sounds like b*ll**** but I pressed Google yesterday and it might be they had an amount of devices made for them, and then Asus deals direct with everyone else.

Does anyone know if there are actually any differences, software, or hardware?
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According to Google yesterday there are 2 versions of the Nexus 7.

A Google Nexus 7 and an Asus Nexus 7.

Google have no control apparently as to what software setup Asus produce on their version.

Now, I think this sounds like b*ll**** but I pressed Google yesterday and it might be they had an amount of devices made for them, and then Asus deals direct with everyone else.

Does anyone know if there are actually any differences, software, or hardware?
Do you have a link to your source?
 
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Do you have a link to your source?
I was speaking to a Google person yesterday early evening around 5pm UK time. I have the call log if you need?

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Sounds like another Google oops we f'd up.

Here's two lessons for Google don't use UPS or ASUS ever again.

Live learn and move on good thing I don't worry about stock updates. Buy a cheap device be prepared to pay the developers for what you need.
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It just means Asus shipped straight to retailers. The ones bought through play were shipped to Google from Asus to be shipped. Hence why Google had more control over their release. There is nothing different.

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There are not two versions.

It's the Asus Nexus 7 from Google, not the Google Nexus 7 from Asus.

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The box says it's a Nexus7 Asus. There are only two versions 8GB and 16GB, both carry the same codename "ASUS NAKASI".

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Perhaps its similar to the gsm galaxy nexus. Only yakju and takju get updates from Google.

All other variants: yakjuxw, yakjujp, etc. Get their updates from Samsung. Which include a long wait.

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Sounds like another Google oops we f'd up.

Here's two lessons for Google don't use UPS or ASUS ever again.

Live learn and move on good thing I don't worry about stock updates. Buy a cheap device be prepared to pay the developers for what you need.
Are you kidding me? Who else should they use? Asus is the leader of Android tablets.

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ASUS being be leader of Android tablets is not saying much. I owned the Prime and it was horrible and full of bugs. ASUS in my opinion doesn't make the best hardware and is horrible at software. My brother in law has the new 3000 or whatever and that one has many problems too. I hope my N7 is much better than my Prime that's all I can say.

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