Nexus 7 tablet announced


There are very few good, original movies these days. Most of what hits the silver screens are prequels as well as sequels of a particular franchise, and the audience continue to lap it up regardless. Well, I guess the same can be said of hardware, especially in the consumer electronics realm – narrowing it down to portable devices like smartphones and tablets. From the Samsung Galaxy S, we have seen it “grow” to end up at the Galaxy S4 at the moment, while the iPhone has ended up as the iPhone 5 till today, with whispers of an iPhone 5S or iPhone 6 on the way. The Asus-manufactured Nexus 7 tablet is no different, and it is all set to embrace a next generation model, simply known as the new Nexus 7.

Just what kind of hardware can you expect this sequel to carry? For starters, this 7” tablet is touted to boast of the highest resolution for a 7” tablet in the world – at 1,920 x 1,200 pixels on its 10-point touch IPS panel at 323ppi pixel density. Apart from that, a quad-core 1.5GHz S4 Pro Qualcomm processor would keep it chugging along nicely without any slowdown, where it is accompanied by an Adreno 320 GPU, 2GB RAM, and Android 4.3 Jelly Bean right out of the box. Should you wish to hook up the new Nexus 7, it can do so via NFC, Bluetooth 4.0 and 802.11n connectivity, with the option of wireless charging capability thrown into the mix. In front lies a 1.2-megapixel shooter, while at the back there is a 5-megapixel camera.

Going on sale via Google’s online store in the US, expect the new Nexus 7 to hit other markets in due time. For those who were hoping that the next generation Nexus 7 tablets will arrive with the same price tags as before, you will be slightly disappointed. After all, better hardware does command a higher price point, does it not? Good thing Google and Asus have managed to keep overall costs relatively low still, where the 16GB model will retail for $229, which is $30 more expensive than its predecessor, but still a whole lot more affordable than the cheapest iPad mini. As for those who want to pick up the 32GB Nexus 7, you will have to fork out $269 for it.

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