Google’s new tablet, the Nexus 7 2 is available for pre-order. The new Nexus 7 is thinner and faster than its predecessor. The first gen Nexus that was released in 2012 had received rave ratings. Out of the total number of Android tablets sold in 2012, the Nexus 7 accounted ten percent of it.
Google is trying everything to go past its rival company, Apple. When it comes to app store, the Google Play Store has more numbers of apps compared to Apple’s app store. The new Nexus 7 which is priced $229 to $349 depending on the variants based storage space and internet connectivity, is costlier than the first gen Nexus 7. Even though it is costlier than before, its price is still less than the iPad Mini. The mini version of iPad is priced from $329 to $659.
The new Nexus 7 is powered with the latest Android 4.3 Jelly Bean OS which is yet to be seen on any other device as of now. The 16GB, only Wi-Fi edition of Nexus 7 2 can be purchased for $229.99. The 32GB Wi-Fi Nexus 7 2 can be bought for $269.99. The unlocked LTE edition of Nexus 7 which comes with a storage capacity of 32GB is priced at $349.
The Nexus 7 2 comes with a full HD display screen which comes with a resolution of 1920 x 1200 pixels. The front-facing camera is of 1.2MP and the rear you are provided with a 5MP camera. The device is powered with Qualcomm’s 1.5GHz Snapdragon S4 CPU, Adreno 320 GPU and 2GB RAM. As far as connectivity is concerned, you are provided with several options like Bluetooth 4.0, HDMI port, NFC, dual-band Wi-Fi and LTE. It comes with Qi-compatible charger which allows you to charge the device wirelessly.
The Nexus 7 2 is also the first tablet to run the latest version of OpenGL ES 3.0. This means that Nexus 7 will offer better frame rates compared to other devices like Sony Xperia Z tablet which runs on Snapdragon S4 CPU. When it comes to raw performance, the Snapdragon S4 CPU’s performance is on par with Nvidia’s Tegra 4.
More will be revealed about the new Nexus 7 at the launching event which will be held today. As of now, the specs of Nexus 7 2 seems quite impressive. The previous edition of Nexus 7 came without full HD display and there was no rear camera. However, customers will now have to cough around $30 to lay their hands on the next gen Nexus 7. Such an increase year after year can slightly mar the market performance of the device.
Still, Google manages to sell you the best 7inch tablet in the market. The Android 4.3 OS is now exclusively available on Nexus 7 2. Until it stays this way, the Nexus 7 2 will continue to rule the tablet market. Another unique feature it comes with is wireless charging.
The Google Nexus 7 2 is available for pre-order and from July 30 the units will be shipped to the customers. Like the previous model even the new Nexus 7 2 is a device from Asus.