Google Announces Nexus 7 Android Tablet, Arriving July 30th

Posted Jul 24, 2013

Today Google Android and Chrome head Sundar Pichai held an event to announce several new product releases.  One of the product releases is the new Google Nexus 7 tablet.  Powered by Android 4.3, the Nexus 7 has a 1920×1200 display with 323 pixels per inch (pip).  This is higher than the rival iPad mini tablet.

The Nexus 7 also has a Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro 1.5GHz processor, 2GB RAM, 16GB or 32GB storage options, 802.11a/b/g/n WiFi, 5-megapixel rear camera, 1.2-megapixel front camera, Bluetooth 4.0, and is 0.3 inches thin.  The prices are $229 for 16GB + WiFi, $269 for 32GB + WiFi, and $349 for 64GB + WiFi/LTE.  The WiFi models will be available on July 30th and the LTE models are set to arrive in a few weeks.

The Nexus 7 has a virtual 5.1 sound system made by Fraunhofer.  The battery life is 9 hours of HD playback and 10 hours of web browsing.  Asus was the manufacturing partner for the Nexus 7.

The Nexus 7 sold around 7 million units thus far, according to analysts.