By Andrew Levy
Amongst many other announcements at today’s event, Google showed off its brand new Nexus 7 device. Just like last year’s relatively successful model, Mountain View’s newest tablet also features a 7-inch screen, a rather large bezel, a soft-touch back plate, and a front facing camera. But fear not, the 7 is far from the same creature Google produced last year, the newest Nexus tablet comes with a heap of hardware advances.
To begin with Google has upgraded the display from a paltry 1280 x 800 offering, to a full HD 1920 x 1200, 323 ppi powerhouse of a screen (considering 7 inches). The hardware improvements don’t stop there, the device is 2mm thinner than its older brother and 50g lighter. Users will also be graced with dual stereo speakers, and a rear facing 5-megapixel camera.
The internals have also gone through a complete overhaul. The new Nexus 7 features 2GB of RAM, a 1.5 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro 8064 processor, and Adreno 320 graphics. Google claims the new battery offers 9 hours of HD video playback or 10 hours of web browsing, and with wireless charging to boot. Though we have not heard of any wireless charging accessories to date. Try fitting 7 inches of rock hard tablet on your Charging Orb.
Google is offering both Wi-FI and LTE models. Both come equipped with the newest version of Android 4.3 Jelly Bean. The 16GB will begin at $229, $269 buys you 32GB, and for $349 you can get your paws on an unlocked, LTE equipped, 32GB Nexus 7.
Google’s brand new tablet will be available July 30th from Google Play, and other retailers including Amazon and Best Buy.
sources: Android Police
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