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.