Google announces its second generation Nexus 7 tablet

Google held a press event today and used the occasion to announce the second generation Nexus 7 tablet. The new Nexus 7 will be a modest improvement over the current Nexus 7 model. It is lighter, more narrow and thinner than the previous version. The new Nexus 7 will fit better in your hands, especially when you are using it one-handed.

It will sport a 7-inch display with 1920 x 1200-pixel resolution (323ppi), dual-stereo speakers with surround sound, a 5-megapixel rear camera, 1,2-megapixel front camera, dual-band WiFi, unlocked 4G LTE (T-Mobile, Verizon and AT&T support in one device), wireless charging and Bluetooth 4.0. Under the hood is a 1.4GHz Snapdragon S4 Pro quad-core processor, 2GB of RAM, and 16GB or 32GB of storage. It’ll be powered by Android 4.3 Jelly Bean.

As expected, Google’s tablet offering has seen a small bump in price with the base 16GB WiFi model coming in at $229.99, up from $199. The 32GB version now costs $269.99, with a 32GB 4G LTE model priced at $349. The WiFi models will be available on July 30th, with the 4G models coming soon. The Nexus will also land in a handful of other countries around the world.

[Via Google]

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