Everyone who wants a shiny new Nexus 7 tablet should head to Google Play right now. Google on Friday announced that the next-generation Nexus 7 is now available to order on the Google Play store, days before its expected retail launch. Google’s new Nexus 7, which it unveiled during a media event earlier this week, features a 7-inch display with 1920 x 1200-pixel resolution, a quad-core 1.5GHz Snapdragon S4 Pro processor, Adreno 320 graphics, a 5-megapixel camera, 2GB of RAM, 16GB or 32GB of storage, optional 4G LTE, HDMI output, NFC, wireless charging support and Android 4.3. Google is selling the tablet starting at $229 and is pledging that orders will ship by July 30th.

Prior to joining BGR as News Editor, Brad Reed spent five years covering the wireless industry for Network World. His first smartphone was a BlackBerry but he has since become a loyal Android user.