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Retailers are Expecting Shipments of the New Nexus 7 Next Week

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Shortly after pricing info for the new Nexus 7 made an appearance this morning, evidence that the revision of last year’s popular 7-inch tablet is headed to retailers as early as next week surfaced. According to documents that have leaked out of OfficeMax, the new Nexus 7 will hit stores on July 20 and be placed on display next to the old Nexus 7. Yes, these documents actually refer to them as “new” and “old,” meaning this is indeed the 2013 Nexus 7 still made by Asus. 

OfficeMax plans to at least carry the 32GB version, as is outlined in the documents below.

Specs are still somewhat of a mystery at this point, with rumors pegging the device as having anywhere from a Snapdragon S4 Pro (quad-core) processor to a Snapdragon 600. It should also carry at least a 1080p display, rear camera, and 4G LTE that works on most of the U.S. networks.

With a Google event scheduled for next Wednesday morning in San Francisco with Android boss Sundar Pichai now on our calendars, you may as well pencil in the new Nexus 7 as being a lead topic.

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Via:  Engadget

  • Kane

    And it still won’t have many (any?) good tablet apps

  • kixofmyg0t

    Video leak of the new Nexus 7!

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HXrcUyCVA6c

  • http://techonblogger.ward.pro/ Stynkfysh

    Great! Just what I need, another computer/mobile device…. Ugh! Gotta sell some of my stuff this week, I guess.

  • Nw_adventure

    I wonder if they have fixed the incredibly low headphone-jack volume ?

    • Justin W

      I never had any issue with the headphone jack… Maybe you should try warrantying it?

      • Nw_adventure

        Sadly, I did warranty it once no difference. I guess when I want it loud I want it loud not lukewarm. S3 kills it from a volume out perspective.

        • Justin W

          There’s an app on the Play Store for that I believe. Something like Volume+. I’m not sure if it works on 4.2 yet, but I’d say try it out and see if you notice a difference.

  • n11

    Sweet!!! Definitely gonna buy.

  • XvierX

    I hope this version has a dock as well. Maybe wireless charging? T’would be cool.

    • Justin W

      How about just a dock and released the same day? That would be progress in my book :)

  • BeLogical

    Who want’s to buy my Nexus 7 16GB?

    • Justin W

      $5

  • Fevs 5

    I hope bestbuy carries this cause I have a $200 giftcard

  • Bionic

    This would imply that they are not shipping with 4.3 seeing as how the event is on the 24th.

    • descendency

      4.3 is on the device according to Android Central’s source (the one that actually has the device).

      It also supposedly has 4GB of RAM.

      • Bionic

        Cool thanks

      • mgamerz

        4gb of ram seems unlikely… you’d need a 64 bit processor to make full use of it as some of the address space is required by the other hardware. Would be quite a waste.

        • Justin W

          Not necessarily true… While about 1GB would be unusable with the Windows OS, I don’t believe that is necessarily true of ARM SoC’s.

          • Kane

            64bit SoC are still being developed and won’t be in devices this year.

          • Kane

            Of course I posted without thinking. The Linux kernel supports over 4GB on 32bit platforms via PAE (Physical Adress Extensions) which is common. Still not sure a tablet needs that much but thing progrees so fast that won’t be much in a few years.

          • Justin W

            I agree that we don’t need that much at this point in time, but having the extra for the likely additional bulk processes apps will need in the coming years.

          • mgamerz

            While I don’t know the exact processor specifications, I know some chips (like subsets of MIPS and x86) both use the same addresses in the memory space to address devices as well as as memory (memory is a device). It could be different but I kind of doubt it.

        • descendency

          32 bit CPUs can address 2^32 bits of information (which is 4GB). This includes things like GPU VRAM and CPU cache, which is why things like Windows can not use a 32 bit OS (and/or CPU) to address a full 4GB of RAM.

          • mgamerz

            So… you’re agreeing with me?

    • Justtyn Hutcheson

      They can ship with 4.3 and be available at retail the next day. At this point, the software has been complete for some time. There may be a small update patch as soon as you pull it out of the box to bring it up to the final build, but its very easy for these to already have 4.3.

      Note, the dates are when the inventory is expected to arrive, not when the display is being placed on the floor. The Strategy start dates in the second shot are unfortunately cut off.

      • Bionic

        Good point

  • Shane Redman

    IT’S MY TABLET AND I WANT IT NOW!

  • Randall Wanamaker

    You know why? Because I just bought a Nexus 7 today. That’s why. It’s like washing your car during a drought is guaranteed to make it rain.

    • MikeCiggy

      If you really just purchased today most retailers will let you return for a full refund.

      • Randall Wanamaker

        Yeah I’ve got 14 days for a full refund, but I’ll probably just keep it since I got it to replace my wife’s Nook Tablet. She won’t know the difference and more importantly won’t care. Plus there’s a $70 difference between what I paid for this 32Gb and the new 32Gb.

    • T4rd

      Except the N7 has been out for a year already. You should have know/expected for its successor to be released any day now, just like every other OEM does with their flagship devices.

  • TeeJay1100

    Google has gotten really good with product announcements and same week availablity!!! instant buy…. 32gb of course

    • Geoff Johnson

      Did I miss something? I don’t remember Google ever officially announcing a new Nexus 7.

      • T4rd

        Yes, you missed that Google has a press event scheduled (where they will most likely announce the new N7) for next Wednesday. Therefore they will be shipping the N7 the same week that they announced it.

        • descendency

          They may have it available to buy either on the 24th or within days after. It would be nice to be able to go to a store and buy one.

        • Geoff Johnson

          Google hasn’t announced anything, we are just assuming it will be announced on the 24th. Just like we assumed the new Nexus 7 and 4.3/5.0 would be announced at the last conference.

          • T4rd

            Correct. No one said they announced anything. But with these leaked documents and Google’s event happening next week, it’s a pretty strong indicator that they will be announcing/shipping the new N7 next week. That’s all he was insinuating.

          • Justin W

            Correct, but the device will be in stores by the end of this week, and if they are going to announce it next week, we’ll be able to purchase it likely the same day (or next day) through retailers.

  • gambit07

    Makes me wonder if they are going to go with Nexus 4/Nexus 10 from here on out and keep the naming the same per nexus device a la apple

    • Justin W

      I think that would make sense. 2013 Nexus 4, 2014 Nexus 4, etc. It would also make it easier for brand recognition and familiarity. I think it’s better to use that model than to change the name every year.

      • geedee82

        I agree 100%. But add another .3 inches to the nexus 4′s screen and you’ve got a Nexus 5, and with LG being the manufacturer again I could easily see them moving to a 5 inch screen, especially after seeing the G2.

  • http://thebeeobee.com/ thebeeobee

    Nexus 7 and new Red Droid! This is going to be a great summer for Google devices!

  • Good_Ole_Pinocchio

    Will definitely make me second guess getting it directly from google with their fancy shipping rates…and crashy webstore

  • Cody

    Can’t wait to see the dimensions.. My nexus is currently in my dash! Hopefully about the same

    • MikeCiggy

      Very cool! Any links to a build thread or pictures?

      • Cody

        Getting ready to throw up a video.. Hoping Keller will feature it ha. Btw it’s in a 06 Hyundai Sonata

        • Cody

          Kellex dang SwiftKey

        • MikeCiggy

          I believe I saw it done in another car a while back. Definitely a cool mod. Interested in seeing more info.

        • T4rd

          I’ve seen other people mount them in their car’s dash too. I know I’ve seen a Dodge Ram with a N7 built into the dash. It was a pretty good fit, though I’m pretty sure he had to dremel out the dash a bit and fabricate some bracketry to make it fit in there good.

    • Bigwavedave25

      Ahh, that’s where my current N7 is going once I get the new one!! :D

  • Verizon

    I’ve been waiting for this one.

  • mrbirdman

    so the old nexus 7 will be available till next revision (at least seems that way) right?

    so if the new revision isn’t enough to be exciting i can still go buy a super cheap n7 right?

    • MikeCiggy

      Probably for a limited time.

    • Justtyn Hutcheson

      the older model will be available until the next Planner revision because of being unable to remove the SKU from their system according to the document above. Not the same as being available until the next revision of the hardware, as there’s no guarantee that there will be a next hardware revision of the Nexus 7 specifically.

  • Justen DeBowles

    YES. FINALLY