Jul 24 AT 11:23 AM Nick Gray 15 Comments

Google officially unveils new Nexus 7, available through Google Play July 30

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After countless leaks, pictures, videos and even an early pre-order, Google has officially unveiled the new Nexus 7. The new device may share a name with last year’s model, but its specs clearly show a huge advantage over its predecessor. The 2013 Nexus 7 is equipped with a gorgeous 1920 x 1200 7-inch display (323 ppi – the highest resolution tablet on the planet), 1.5 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro CPU, 2GB of RAM, 16 or 32 GB of internal storage, WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0, 1.2MP front-facing camera and a 5MP camera on the back and virtual surround sound.

The new Nexus 7 measures 7.9 x 4.5 x 0.3 inches, making it nearly 6mm less wide than the previous device. Those looking for LTE connectivity, the Nexus 7 also supports T-Mobile, AT&T and Verizon LTE connections with a single device.

Pricing for the Nexus 7 will vary based on your storage requirements. Google is listing the 16GB Nexus 7 at $229.99. The 32GB Nexus 7 carriers a heftier $269 sticker price.  The Nexus 7 can be purchased directly through Google Play, but consumers will also have the option of purchasing the Android 4.3 tablet through a variety retailers across the country. The LTE enabled version of the Nexus 7 with 32GB of storage will be sell for $349 in the coming weeks.

Do you think the new Nexus 7 is worth the $229.99 asking price?

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Nexus 7 specifications

  • 1.5 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro CPU
  • 2GB of RAM
  • 7.9 x 4.5 x 0.3 inches
  • 11.2 ounces
  • 7-inch, 1920 x 1200 display
  • 16/32GB of storage
  • 1.2MP front-facing camera, 5MP rear camera
  • Virtual Surround sound
  • Android 4.3 Jelly Bean OS
  • Bluetooth 4.0 support
  • Wifi 802.11 a/b/g/n
Nick is a tech enthusiast who has a soft spot for HTC and its devices. He started HTCsource.com (the first HTC blog) back in 2007 and later joined the Android and Me family in the summer of 2010.

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