Google Announces New Nexus 7 Tablet

Google announced that they have released the second generation Nexus 7 tablet that will be running Android 4.3! The Nexus 7 tablet still features a 7-inch display, but they have increased the resolution up to 1920 x 1200 from 1280 x 800! The new Nexus 7 is powered by a 1.5GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro 8064 processor (2MB L2 Cache) w/ Adreno 320 graphics and 2GB of RAM. This is great news for gamers as it offers 4x the graphics performance and nearly 2x the CPU performance.

Google Nexus 7

The other big new feature is that the Nexus 7 is that it now has both front and rear cameras! The front-facing camera is 1.2MP and the rear-facing camera is 5.0MP, which should be great for video chats. The rear camera can do 1080p video!

Google Nexus 7 Rear Camera

The new Nexus 7 is 1.8mm thinner and 50 grams lighter than the  original.

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It still retains the soft touch finishes, but the bezel around the display is much thinner. The battery life remains exceptional with 9 hours of HD playback!

Best Buy has already started taking pre-orders for the 16GB and 32GB variants. The pricing will be $229 and $269, respectively and the release date is July 30th.

Key Nexus 7 Tablet Features:

  • Android 4.3 (Jelly Bean)
  • A 7-inch 1920×1200 retina-display screen with a pixel density of 323 PPI (original was 216 PPI)
  • Snapdragon S4 Pro quad-core processor clocked at 1.5GHz (same as the Nexus 4)
  • 2GB of RAM (same as the Nexus 4)
  • Adreno 320 GPU
  • 4G LTE (single US model)
  • Dual band Wi-Fi (802.11 a/b/g/n)
  • HDMI Output
  • Bluetooth 4.0
  • NFC support
  • Wireless Charging
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