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HP 7 G2 and HP 8 G2 go on sale

HP 8 G2 Android tablet with Allwinner A33 SoC
HP 8 G2
These two tablets can be purchased now from Amazon. They run Android 4.4.2 KitKat and use Allwinner A33 processors.

The two new Android KitKat tablets revealed last month by Hewlett Packard in France are now available in the US via Amazon. The HP 7 G2 and HP 8 G2 are both powered by Allwinner A33 chips and GMS certified. The A33 SoC was announced in June 2014 and integrates four Cortex-A7 cores and Mali-400 MP2 graphics.

HP 7 G2 and HP 8 G2 have about the same specs that were recently spotted on the French HP website:

  • Processor: 1.2 GHz Allwinner A33 quad-core
  • Memory/Storage: 1 GB RAM; 8 GB internal storage (7 G2) or 16 GB (8 G2), microSD support up to 32 GB
  • Display: 7-inch with 1,280X720 pixels or 7.85-inch with 1,024X768 pixels, both LED-backlit IPS
  • Cameras: 0.3 MP front, 2 MP back
  • Connectivity: WiFi 802.11 b/g/n and Bluetooth 4.0 LE combo, GPS, micro USB 2.0
  • Operating system: Android 4.4.2 KitKat
  • Weight/Dimensions: 0.55 pounds or 0.71 ounces; 7.4X4X0.34 inches or 7.95X5.4X0.31 inches

These slates are loaded with HP's own Connected Photo app, as well as the Google app suite which consists of Gmail, Google+, Google Maps, Google Play Store, Google Talk, Google Sync, Google Chrome and Google Street View. HP 7 G2 and HP 8 G2 also ship pre-loaded with Skype, YouTube and Adobe Reader.

Amazon has the 7 G2 ready to ship for $116.33 USD with free shipping, while the larger 8 G2 has a price of $149.99 USD and comes with free shipping as well, but ships "within 3 to 5 weeks."

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Codrut Nistor, 2014-10-11 (Update: 2014-10-11)