Right, what are we calling this thing? The Google Nexus 7 2? The new Google Nexus 7? The Google Nexus 7 second gen?
In any case, the tablet’s specs have seemingly been confirmed by retailer Best Buy in the US of A, pre-empting the official launch later today. Nice work, guys.
We’re thanking a pair of Best Buy Google Nexus 7 pre-order pages, with the 16GB model going for $229.99 and the 32GB unit asking for $269.99. Both pages include full Google Nexus 7 spec sheets. Fantastic.
Incredibly, the Best Buy Google Nexus 7 pre-order pages have been live for several hours, and remain viewable at the time of writing.
Plain for all to see, new Google Nexus 7 specs include a 7in display (1920 x 1200), Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro processor clocked at 1.5GHz, 2GB of RAM, 16 or 32GB internal storage, and a 5MP/1.2MP camera combo.
To give those specs some context, the original Google Nexus 7 had a resolution of 1280 x 800, 1GB of RAM, and a solitary 1.2MP front camera (nothing on the rear).
The new Google Nexus 7 will also debut the latest version of the world’s most popular smartphone operating system, namely Jelly Bean Android 4.3, which we’re expecting to learn about this evening. Things get underway around 5pm UK time.