Google stormed into the tablet market last year with the Nexus 7, a low-cost but high quality 7-inch tablet that significantly lowered the price barrier for Android media consumption. Despite the iPad mini launching just a few months later, the Nexus 7 sold extremely well, leading it to be the most prolific Android tablet, and seriously pushing other OEMs to produce quality devices for a low cost.
Enter 2013, time to refresh the Nexus 7 with a new model and new specifications. Asus is still producing the device, receiving a serious speed boost, a better quality display, a rear camera and new features. At $220 the new Nexus 7 presents itself as a remarkably attractive proposition for people who want to read, watch or play.
The Nexus 7 (2nd Gen) is the revised, all-around improved version of last year's popular Nexus 7. The tablet features the same 7-inch display as the model it replaces although the screen resolution has been boosted to 1,920 x 1,200 pixels. A 1.5GHz Snapdragon S4 Pro chip powers the device alongside 2GB of RAM. Other features include a 5-megapixel rear camera, 1.2-megapixel front-facing shooter, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0, HDMI out, wireless charging, NFC and optional LTE
The Google Nexus 7 has the distinction of being the first device to run the Android 4.1 "Jelly Bean" operating system. It measures 198.5mm x 120mm x 10.45mm in size, weighs 340g, and features a 7-inch IPS display that is protected by scratch-resistant glass. The Nexus sports a 1280 x 800 pixel display. It runs a quad-core Tegra 3 processor and 1GB of RAM, it also comes in 2 versions: 8GB and 16GB capacities.
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