Best Buy confirms new Google Nexus 7 specs ahead of official launch

Best Buy confirms new Google Nexus 7 specs ahead of official launchRight, 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.

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Stelph  Jul. 24, 2013 at 14:11

But have Google done anything to resolve the "tablet specific" app problem? Its all well and good bringing out a high spec tablet but if there arent enough tablet specific apps available to show it off its a little bit of a waste

mrew42  Jul. 24, 2013 at 14:24

I have a 7" tab and I have no problem with a lack of "tablet specific" apps.
Android has a 'tablet'/'phone' switch which changes the way the UI interacts and displays the app (where it's been coded to cater for it). That way you have less "worry" about whether its a phone or a tablet app. The fact that Apple make a bit of a meal over it (and iPad apps often lag behind the phone versions) makes it more of selling point for me in favour of Android.

Treab  Jul. 24, 2013 at 14:59

doesn't seem that much of an upgrade over my nexus 7 still if you are in the market for a tablet its a good deal.


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