July 28, 2013 by Abhay
The most sought after Android tablet, the Google Nexus 7, just got much more beautiful, fast and handy. The second-generation Google Nexus 7 tablet by Asus was announced at a special event on July 24th along with Android 4.3 (Jelly Bean).
Alias – Google Nexus 7 2, New Nexus 7, Asus Nexus 7, NEXUS7-ASUS-2B32 / 2B16
The new-generation tablet boasts the highest resolution HD display, sleek design, fast processor and the latest version of Android 4.3 Jelly Bean. Check out the complete specifications below:
- 7.02″ HD display (323 ppi)
- 1.2MP front and 5MP rear camera
- Surround sound powered by Fraunhofer
- 1.5GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Processor
- 16/32 GB internal storage, 2GB RAM
- 3950 mAh battery with wireless charging built-in
- Dual-band Wi-Fi (2.4G/5G) 802.11 a/b/g/n
- NFC (Android Beam)
- Bluetooth 4.0
- Optional 4G LTE
Price – The prices are a little above the first-generation Nexus 7, but it’s completely worth the price.
16GB WiFi version – $230 (~Rs. 13,500)
32GB WiFi version – $270 (~Rs. 15,900)
32GB 4G LTE version – $350 (~Rs. 20,600)
Presently, only the WiFi version was announced at the event and will be available for sale from 30th July on the Google Play store. Best Buy and some other few online retailers started the Nexus 7 pre-orders even before the tablet was launched.
The Indian Google Play store, shows the ‘Coming Soon’ tag and is expected to start with the sale of the second-generation tab soon. The first-generation tab was made available after 8 months of its US release, but the ‘Coming Soon’ tags gives us some hopes that the new Google Nexus 7 tablet will be out in India must earlier this time.
New Google Nexus 7 Over First-generation Nexus 7
- 4G LTE Support
- Higher resolution screen (323ppi, with videos at 1080p HD)
- 2 times faster RAM
- HDMI Support (USB SlimPort HDMI)
- Rear Camera
New Google Nexus 7 Over iPad Mini
- Much better pixel density
- 4 times faster RAM
- NFC Support
- Much better pricing
New Google Nexus 7 VS Kindle Fire HD, iPad Mini and Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 (via Mashable)
Soon Apple will be coming out with it’s iPad Mini 2, but until then the Nexus 7 is set to rule the tablet segment. I hope you liked this post, keep following for more.