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The new Nexus 7 is finally official from Google. After what appeared to be massive success with last year’s version (no sales numbers were ever released), the Nexus 7 has received some major improvements. Down below we have listed out all of the specs that you will want to know and it’s a pretty awesome looking list. There is a Full HD display, Snapdragon quad-core processor, rear-facing camera and Android 4.3. It’s a dream tablet for Android lovers. 

Nexus 7

  • 7.02″ 1920×1200 HD display (323 ppi)
  • 1080p HD IPS
  • Corning Glass
  • 1.5GHz Snapdragon S4 Pro quad-core processor
  • 2GB of RAM
  • Adreno 320 GPU
  • 16GB and 32GB storage options
  • LTE variant available for Verizon, AT&T, T-Mobile
  • 1.2MP front-facing camera
  • 5MP back-facing camera
  • Android 4.3
  • Dual-band WiFi
  • Bluetooth 4.0
  • NFC
  • Dual stereo speakers
  • Surround sound by Fraunhofer
  • 3,950mAh battery
  • Wireless charging

Click here for more info on the new Nexus 7 from Google.

  • Opinionated_In_Bangor

    My NEW Nexus 7 Gen 2 has horrible screen flickering.. To the point that its actually unusable. This is my first Android tablet and I am very disappointed. I have an RMA through ASUS but hopefully Best Buy will just exchange as I don’t want to wait 5-7 business days not counting shipping.

  • E11EVEN

    No memory card slot again?!?!?!?!

  • James Hill

    I saw a video about the nexus 7(2), and the interviewee was talking about system level enhancements that were worked on with Qualcomm in regards to the S4 Pro SoC. This made me think that devices like the Nexus 4, Droid DNA, ect…. that have the quad core S4 pro will also have these same enhancements when 4.3 arrives on them. I also think it will be a little easier to port 4.3 to devices that have the S4 Pro since Nexus devices are running on the same SoC. If anyone has some info on this, I would love to know more.

  • JRomeo

    But does it support Miracast Wireless Display ?

  • Mark Sanders

    Does anyone know if you can use the sim card from your phone on the LTE version?

    • http://www.getintonursing.com/ Jon

      I think that’s how it works with T-Mobile and AT&T. Verizon likes to screw with you if you swap sims between devices though. They don’t like that and will deactivate sim cards if you do that.

  • Armus

    Shame no sdcard slot. 16gb is barely enough to hold a couple of movies. Edit: this thing needs a dock with a card port on it. Give me that and I’ll be happy to buy one

    • http://www.getintonursing.com/ Jon

      Um…just buy the 32 Gig.

      • Armus

        Never fails, someone always wants to chime in with some useless observation as if I didn’t know there was a 32gb version.

        It really doesn’t matter how much initial storage it has, the flexibility of a removable card far outweighs anything.

        • http://www.getintonursing.com/ Jon

          u mad bro?

          • Armus

            Hardly

    • Haily

      Get a card-reader and usb otg cable for 15$ total… either root it and use a free app (stickmount) or use Nexus Media Importer (4$) and don’t root it (but I think it’s read-only from the card, ie can’t write to card…)

      For me I just use it to dump photographs from the camera card and watch some movies so this setup is enough.

      • Armus

        Barf, who wants to carry all that around just to play a movie. It’s better with an sd card.

  • Dee

    3g radio to make calls …………..if only

    • Justin W

      VoIP app – no carrier required with the WiFi models, or get an LTE model and use VoIP without needing a phone plan (only data required).

      • Dee

        Im uk based, so doesnt work for me:(

        So far only samsung/asus and now huwaei are making tablets with 3g radios..

    • http://www.getintonursing.com/ Jon

      Groove IP works great. Uses your Google Voice using data connection.

  • p0k3y

    Dream except for the lack of SD Card. Not to beat the old drum – but I need it to be able to watch HD videos (large files) on the go, without any network connection… Sigh – y don’t google get it?

    • Steve Benson

      Have you considered OTG?

      • p0k3y

        have an ugly cable hanging off this slick tablet? no thanks!

        • http://www.getintonursing.com/ Jon

          Just buy the 32 Gig. Plenty of space for a few movies. Surely it’s just as easy to plug your tablet into a USB cable to computer and load up a few movies as it is to plug your SD card into computer and load up a couple of movies, and then transfer sd card to tablet…no?

  • Alix8821

    It Says “Corning Glass”…. there a reason Gorilla isn’t there? Should we know it’s Gorilla or…..?

  • mi470

    Anyone know of a possible Nexus 7 trade-in program? I’d love to purchase the new model and trading in my old model could help

    • http://www.getintonursing.com/ Jon

      Sell it on swappa.com

  • dragonthc

    Its’ very surprising. I just don’t think the specs are nearly enough.

    My phone already has all those specs or better except the battery and resolution.

    I was expecting at least a snapdragon 600. It’s just too little.

    • brkshr

      You could always pay $500 – $600 for a tablet with the high-end specs you want…

    • Keith0606

      I agree the processor is lacking for the release date. But it is a cheap (in terms of cost) tablet and frankly in real world performance the S4 pro and 600 aren’t all that different.

      I told myself I wasn’t going to upgrade from the old n7 to this one but i think i am. Double the RAM, significantly better screen and HDMI out options are enough for me and considering i should be able to get at least $100 for my old N7 it won’t cost that much to upgrade.

    • maxx1987

      well, considering you’re relying mostly on the gpu for that resolution boost, both the S600 and the S4 Pro use the same GPU. Not sure how it is “too little”

    • http://www.getintonursing.com/ Jon

      you were expecting that out of a $229 device? And what do specs matter? If it’s snappy and does everything you want in a hurry, does it matter what’s under the hood?

  • CivilDroid

    So does anyone think they will bump the Nexus 10 specs and release a new one also anytime soon?

    • brkshr

      Not until the end of the year. Around the same time they released the first N10.

    • joejoe5709

      I bet this will release with the next Nexus phone before the holidays along with Android 5.0. I have no proof except historical releases and in my mind it just makes sense.

    • Jorge Leal

      I really hope so. still holding out to see if the rumors of an N11 are true or not.

  • CivilDroid

    I will wait to see if it has the ridiculous wifi connection problems my Nexus 7 has…or hopefully 4.3 will fix that. Either way Im sick of my wifi connection dropping constantly on my Nexus 7 now

    • joejoe5709

      Dual band might help. I think.

      • CivilDroid

        Hopefully. I just remember reading somewhere that the current Nexus 7 wifi issues were software related but I could be wrong. Im just crossing my fingers that 4.3 will fix it and I dont have to drop some more cash on another Nexus 7….not that i dont want to :)….just have other stuff higher on the list….cough (ps4) cough…

    • Detonation

      I’ve never once had my wifi connection drop on my N7.

    • Johnny

      Hi, it seems we’re on the same boat! Before I saw your post, I thought I could be the only one who have been waiting for 8 months to see if there is any update can fix this annoying problem. But Im afraid the 4.3 version won’t have a significant improvement we expected.

  • Keith0606

    wasn’t going to upgrade from my old nexus 7 but I think the various demos from today, the better display and more RAM sold me… Not too mention my current nexus just feels sluggish.

  • teknologikl

    Wireless charging FTW! Don’t think I could ever use a phone without it again.

    • Dude

      Yeah, plugging something in is just way too complicated.

  • Sean Bello

    take my money now

  • Ztw1217

    Chromecast is the baby Q. And will the new nexus 7 have the covers like the OG nexus did? And I don’t know about that smaller battery.

    • JimmyHACK

      With battery size you have to factor in all the technology. Device yields an hour longer battery life overall.

  • MikeCiggy

    Do any stores have the new N7 already in stock? Instead of dealing with the play store.

    • JimmyHACK

      They listed about 10 retail chains that will carry it at launch next Tuesday.

    • ztw1217

      Best buy apparently “doesn’t” even have the new nexus 7 in the computers. The worker told me to come in on the 30th. I think everyone that had the OG nexus 7 should get the new nexus 7 at sometime

      • ztw1217

        When I say everyone, I mean stores that sold them

      • trwb

        Why? It’s not much of an update.

        • mustbepbs

          If twice as good isn’t much of an update, I don’t know what you were expecting.

          • trwb

            how do you quantify twice as good? I do like that they used a qualcomm instead of a tegra though

          • mustbepbs

            Much better CPU/GPU, much better screen, twice the RAM? Need I go on?

          • LionStone

            aand… 2 speakers! Plus a camera whereas the first one didn’t

          • trwb

            I guess you are right. My OG Nexus 7 still seems pretty good to me. I guess I over looked some things.

          • http://www.getintonursing.com/ Jon

            A way better screen is “real world” easier on the eyes. Better sound with two speakers and simulated surround sound is also better on the ears. Smaller size is better in the hands. An extra hour of battery life makes a huge real world difference.

          • trwb

            Well if simulated sound, more pixels, slightly smaller bezel and 1 hr extra battery is worth another $250 then fine, those things don’t warrant an upgrade to me.

    • LionStone

      I’m just gonna go into my local Staples, maybe they’ll have it?

    • J.J. Valenzuela

      I just bought it on Bestbuy.com free shipping. Pre-order really.

  • Joshua Bailey

    Impressed with it overall. Thought Chromecast was a little lack luster until the actual mirroring demo at the end. Was about to order one before he said the mirroring feature was in beta.

    • Bill Anderson

      Remember, you get 3 months of free Netflix, even if you are an existing subscriber. That makes the Chromecast $11…

      • Joshua Bailey

        I’ll pick it up at Best Buy next week. If I don’t like, it is much easier to return it that way.

    • ImmaDroid

      damn 160? I just listed mine on craigslist for 200.. Guess not

      • Joshua Bailey

        Yea, I wanted $200 for it. Didn’t happen. Happy to get what I got for it. It was a great little tablet. Well worth the $100 I lost on selling it.

        • ImmaDroid

          I had an HP touchpad too, I just sold that 2 days ago for $200. Trying to off load my old inventory in preparation for the new! Oh Well, I guess Im gonna take a hit on the Nexus. Made money on the HP tho

        • Justin W

          I’m selling my N10 for $350, so only about $50 depreciation is a great price for the time that I used it. It’s currently the cheapest one on Swappa, even.

      • http://www.getintonursing.com/ Jon

        $200? That’s way too much.

    • JRomeo

      i was unable to see the live stream of the event, so I did not see any “mirroring” that you speak of. So I have a couple questions for you. Did they say Chromecast mirroring will come in a future update? also, do you suspect that the Nexus7 is currently compatible with Miracast like the Netgrear Push2TV3000 for example? because i know miracast does mirroring very well on the Nexus4 based off the youtube videos, also, do you suspect Chromecast mirroring to be as good as miracast mirroring ?

      • Justin W

        1. Mirroring is only of a Chrome tab (I believe it’s only able to be used from a laptop/desktop).
        2. Nexus 7 (2nd gen) is most likely compatible, but I don’t have a source to back it up.
        3. Chromecast looked very quick based on the demo they livestreamed. My understanding is that when you send a video or song to Chromecast, it pulls down data directly from the source (e.g. netflix.com, youtube.com, music.google.com, etc.), so it’ll be as fast as if it was your phone doing the contact. It’s not able to do local mirroring of video/content, unless you use Chrome and have extensions that support video-playing within the Chrome window.

  • Jeff Tycz

    So is the screen any better color wise than the first N7? if not I will just stay with my current one

    • sindeslroyer

      It looked really nice in the video, extremely vibrant instead of washed out.

  • Sequence of Sound…

    In the background, if you look at the border where orange and pink and the green and blue meet, and you look the border of the yellow and black on the top…you’ll see a “7.”

  • MichaelFranz

    3950mah battery…….4000 would of sounded so much better lol

    • joejoe5709

      Edit: Never mind. Answered my own question.

    • Jordan

      They could have just lied about having 4000 mAh to make it look better from a marketing standpoint. No one would have ever known.. except the FTC

    • michael arazan

      It is 4000… when you plug it into an outlet

  • Jorge Leal

    would be cool to have a side by side comparison of old vs new nexus 7 specs

    • tiredofdumbies

      so open two browsers and do some research ya lazy bum

      • mustbepbs

        Your username + his comment + your comment = Gold, Jerry, gold.

  • Tyler Durden

    Next up, 4K on the Nexus 10 v2

    • Steve Benson

      No way. We’re at least 2-3 years away from wide acceptance of 4k. The technology is just too damn expensive right now.

      • xpyroxcorex

        is the technology to expensive or is it the manufacturers saying that this is new and hot so lets charge like crazy? i think if samsung made their own 4k panel it wouldnt be too bad….

    • Jordan

      I’d be fine with 1080p. I just want it MEOW!

  • Sankyou

    Has anyone seen confirmation that the USB supports Slimport?

    • JimmyHACK

      I’m pretty sure he said HDMI output was through slimport during the event.

      • Keith0606

        yes i saw that mentioned as weell. Looks like those adapters go for about $30 though.

        • JoeTi

          Chromecast is just $35.

          • Keith0606

            yeah i think that’s the way to go although you can’t “cast” everything. Where as the HDMI adapter would work for HBOGO for instance as well.

      • Sankyou

        Sweet! Now I can get one through work. Thanks!

  • Franklin7777

    Anyone concerned about the battery? That’s about 10% smaller than the old N7.

    • mustbepbs

      They said during the announcement that it would last an extra hour over the current N7.

      • Guest

        Still, smaller battery, higher-density display. I know it’s got a new processor, but still…

        • Steve Benson

          But still…nothing.

          This is a tired argument. The snapdragon is massively more efficient than the tegra turd in the original N7. The new N7 has better hardware all around which yields better performance and battery life, even while cranking out 1080p.

          • JoeTi

            The “Tegra turd” in my OG N7 has been fine on battery life but the Snapdragon tech has a much better track record. Can’t wait to pass off the OG N7 for the new one.

          • Steve Benson

            Yeah, the current N7 has pretty good battery life in my opinion. The next gen should be a decent boost in a slimmer package.

    • FknTwizted

      it is using a snapdragon, they have been known to use considerably less power then other processors.

  • http://www.jaxidian.org/update teh Jax

    Gorilla Glass 1, 2, or something else?

    • Bill Anderson

      The GNex has “Corning Glass” and it scratches like crazy. I expect this is the same.

      • n11

        I don’t think the Gnex has gorilla. If I recall correctly, its because of the curved screen and corning doesn’t produce curved glass.
        I think…

        • brkshr

          Exactly^^ The GNex has “Fortified Glass” from some unknown manufacturer, for the reason you stated.

          Gorilla Glass 2 is a little more scratch prone than GG1, but I believe they solved that with GG3, which I assume is on the new N7… It wasn’t necessarily the glass that scratched most of the time. It’s the oleophobic coating (anti-smudge) that scratched.

      • J.J. Valenzuela

        The glass doesn’t scratch, it’s the oleophobic coating on it that scratches like crazy (in my experience)

    • Justin W

      It’s Corning glass, not Gorilla Glass.

  • Timothy Reider

    Do we know if its the Qi charging standard? I’d assume so but you know how that goes.

    • mustbepbs

      Yes, it was confirmed in the announcement.

      • legacystar

        Is it going to be standard 600-700mah rate? If so its going to take all day to charge because the wall charger is 2.0amp

        • mustbepbs

          No idea. I don’t charge wirelessly myself.

          • Timothy Reider

            I do with my Droid DNA and would think it would probably charge at the same or similar rates which is fine with me. Look forward to checking it out.