Google recently launched an updated version of its Android-powered Nexus 7 tablet. The existing Nexus 7 will be discontinued and replaced by three new Nexus 7 SKUs. The updated tablets are slightly thinner and lighter, come with improved hardware specifications, and will come with Google’s latest Android 4.3 “Jelly Bean” operating system.
The updated Nexus 7 features a 7” touchscreen display with a resolution of 1920 x 1200 which works out to 323 pixels per inch (PPI) and front-facing HD webcam on the front of the device. The back of the tablet hosts a 5MP camera and a smooth soft touch cover. A micro USB port is located on the bottom edge. Google has added stereo speakers located on the top and bottom of the tablet.
Internal specifications include a quad core Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro processor clocked at 1.5GHz, 2GB of RAM, and either 16GB or 32GB of storage depending on the specific SKU. There is no SD card slot on the Nexus 7, unfortunately. Additionally, the Nexus 7 will support 802.11 a/b/g/n Wi-Fi on both the 2.4GHz and 5GHz bands, Bluetooth 4.0, and Qi wireless charging. Google will have both Wi-Fi only and LTE models, with the latter coming with 32GB of internal storage and a 4G LTE cellular radio compatible with all the major US carriers.
The chart below compares the specifications of the original Nexus 7 to the updated Nexus 7 tablet.
|New Nexus 7||Original Nexus 7|
|Display||1920 x 1200||1280 x 800|
|Weight||11.2 oz||12 oz|
|Processor||Quad core Snapdragon S4 Pro @ 1.5GHz||NVIDIA Tegra 3 (4+1)|
|Internal Storage Options||16GB or 32GB||16GB or 32GB|
|Wireless Radio Options||Wi-Fi (2.4GHz/5GHz), BT, and 4G LTE||Wi-Fi (2.4GHz), BT, and 3G/HSPA+21|
|OS||Android 4.3||Android 4.1|
|Starting MSRP||$229 (16GB)||$249 (16GB)|
Google has continued its partnership with Asus and worked with the hardware company to develop the updated Nexus 7 tablets.
The Nexus 7 will be available in the US starting on July 30. It will be rolled out to other countries over the next few weeks including Australia, Canada, France, Japan, Germany, UK, South Korea, and Spain among others.
The 16GB Wi-Fi only model has an MSRP of $229 while the 32GB Wi-Fi only model has an MSRP of $269. Finally, the Nexus 7 with 32GB of storage and 4G LTE modem will cost $349.
In all, I think Google has another winner on its hands with the updated Nexus 7.
I think its quad core not
I think its quad core not dual.
Ah, apologies, I was looking
Ah, apologies, I was looking at the wrong SoC. It is quad core.
The original Nexus 7 16GB
The original Nexus 7 16GB model is $199 and has always started at that, the original model was 8gb.
Even the most notoriously
Even the most notoriously crApple centric site, the Verge, despite trying to give it a negative spin throughout the review, still ended up giving it a score of 9/10. Though I have no interest in using a tablet, this thing must be a seriously nice product.
i won an ipad mini and not
i won an ipad mini and not having an SD or USB plug simply makes it useless to me since it forces me to change how I do things..
i was waiting to see if the new nexus was still going to change this and it looks like it wont.
so the next tablet willbe an android just not a nexus.
i want my technology to suit MY needs and how I live MY life, not the other way around. thats the case if its free and ESPECIALLY true if I am paying for it.
iPad mini vs Nexus7 to
iPad mini vs Nexus7 to Compare
Google and Apple have been competing in mobile for a few years now, and it has reached a point where users of any skill level could switch from one OS to the other with very little difficulty. Both options offer an impressive user experience with app stores filled with more quality apps than anyone could reasonably expect to download and install, much less use.
The biggest differences now are with hardware, specifically display quality, performance, and battery life. With that in mind, you can, and should, consider the 7-inch tablet competition as the Retina iPad mini versus the Nexus 7.
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