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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  • halo0

    Yes.

  • redraider133

    Since it is unlocked and has lte being sold through play store maybe this is a good sign for future nexus devices on carriers cough Verizon cough

    • Nate B.

      Its a tablet so it only makes sense to have it on most of the carriers. So I wouldn’t go as far as saying this is a sign of future Nexus devices doing the same (phones). They have no control over what happens with tablets, but carriers are abusing the experience when it comes to phones. The Galaxy Nexus via Verizon and Sprint. So they had their chance. Not say it can’t happen again, but I doubt this is a sign for the better.

  • miguel

    Yes, but i don’t like the design, i still like more the old design this one is very plain i guess.

    • Nate B.

      It’s hard to tell the difference unless you look at it from the back side. There was no unique or stand out flare neither one of them have…

  • Dave LeFevre

    Did wireless charging make it into the final spec, and if so what are the details on it?

    • Nate B.

      Yes. It works with what’s already out. They didn’t include a new device or charging pad to come with it though.

  • aryin

    makes sense, but i bet it will even drop a bit very shortly =)

  • alexanderharri3

    The extra bells and whistles definitely justify the extra $30

  • SHavok

    Does anyone know if the glass is improved (possibly Gorilla Glass)? That was my only issue with the original Nexus 7.

  • Nate B.

    A new Nexus 10 will be coming in the near future obviously. Maybe showing off KLP ;).

  • impromark

    This makes me happy I stuck with only one Tegra3 device through 2012 and now. Today, the perfect complement to the 10″ tablet has arrived. Hellloooo, portable awesomness!

  • impromark

    This makes me happy I stuck with only one Tegra3 device through 2012 and now. Today, the perfect complement to the 10″ tablet has arrived. Hellloooo, portable awesomeness!

  • donger

    Definitely worth it.

  • Randy White

    I think it’s well worth it, I put my pre-order in yesterday.