Google officially announces the new Nexus 7

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Sundar Pichai hosted a media breakfast this morning and Hugo Barra took the stage to announce the new Nexus 7 tablet. As expected, it’s made by ASUS, and has a 7-inch 1080p (1920 x 1200) display at 323ppi, 1.5GHz quad-core Snapdragon S4 Pro, 2GB of RAM, dual stereo speakers, virtual surround sound from Fraunhofer, 5MP rear camera, 1.2MP front camera, Bluetooth 4.0, HDMI output, NFC, wireless charging, and 9 hours of HD video playback (10 hours of web browsing).

It’s pure black on black and it’s 7.62mm thick (2mm thinner than last year’s model)  and 318 grams (50 grams lighter than the original). An LTE version will also be available. The new Nexus 7 will ship with Android 4.3

The 16GB WiFi version and 32GB WiFi version will be available next Tuesday July 30 at many retailers for $229 and $269 respectively. The LTE will have 32GB of storage and will be priced at $349. It will support T-Mobile, AT&T, and Verizon Wireless and it will be available in the coming weeks.

You can pre-order yours now from Google Play – 16GB WiFi version / 32GB WiFi version

 

 

 

 

 

  • Kary

    It will be interesting to see how these sell. I ordered the original N7 the first day, and used it quite a bit for several months. But I’ve hardly touched it in the last month or two. The wife mainly uses it as a Kindle device.

    Anyway, I’ve really lost interest in tablet devices. Originally I wanted my own so I wouldn’t have to share with the wife, and was looking forward to today. Now I don’t care. I wonder how many other people feel the same way about tablets after owning one? Are tablets the next netbook?

    • Funem

      Depends really what you want a device for.My Nexus is my main device, read books and magazines, watch films, watch TV, play games and browse the internet. Don’t think there has been a day or two gone by without me using it.

      • Kary

        I agree. I had some of those uses too, but not enough that it will get me to buy a second one, a newer one or a larger one. Magazines were one use where I wanted a larger tablet, but I quickly got tired of the magazines, just as I did their physical counterparts years ago.

        The one most compelling use I have for a tablet is video on a plane. A tablet is much nicer than even a netbook. I don’t fly much though, so I wouldn’t get a newer tablet for that use.

  • Richard Yarrell

    Anyone who knows me knows I have NEVER BEEN a tablet fan nor have I been anything of a stock android fan. But I will be buying my very first tablet on t-mobile. The LTE version of the NEXUS 7 and the purchase of the upcoming GALAXY NOTE 3 all on T-mobile will be the perfect way to end 2013. Put a cap on this year definitely these purchases will be made in October day one of the Galaxy Note 3 launch on t-mo..