Google Nexus 7 (1st Gen)

  • Google Nexus 7 (1st Gen)
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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.

Expert reviews and ratings

By TechSpot on 80

While I still had hoped for more from Google with its first Nexus tablet, I am at least content with what it provided. It's a solid piece of hardware that is available for very little cash, and it works both quickly and smoothly.

By HotHardware on

Performance Analysis: What was already a fast and nimble tablet is now even faster and more adept at every task you throw at it. The 1.5GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro with Adreno 320 graphics gives the 2013 Nexus 7 a serious boost in power...

By NotebookCheck on 88

Google Nexus 7 2013 The second generation Nexus 7 retails for $30 more than the first model . If based solely on its build, the price increase does not feel justified as the quality is only a modest upgrade over the original . The model still lacks...

By MobileTechReview on 80

Once again, Google and Asus have made an excellent Android tablet that's relatively affordable but doesn't skimp on important features like display quality, CPU, wireless radios or build quality. The Nexus 7 2013 edition has a superb high...

By liliputing.com on

Should you buy the new Nexus 7? That depends. If you have last year’s model, you might want to hold out another year to see what else Google can cram into an affordable 7 inch tablet. But if you do decide to upgrade you’ll get a better...

By Android Police on

In the end, is the Nexus 7 worth its $229 price of entry? In my opinion, it absolutely is. If you're in the market for a seven-inch slate, or if you're just looking for an all-around great tablet, the Nexus 7 won't disappoint. It's got a...

By Computer Shopper on 90

Blazingly fast and packing a stunning HD screen, this 2013 update of the Nexus 7 rewrites the rules for compact Android slates. If you’re looking for the best 7-inch tablet to date, this is it—and the race is not close....

By Pocket-lint on 80

There's no denying the new Nexus 7 is an amazing tablet. But it's also just an upgrade. For $229 (around £150) with 16GB of internal storage, you get a more-stylish exterior and some beefier internals. That's actually a decent price to...

By Android Central on

The new Nexus 7 has big shoes to fill, but Google has made all the right choicesWhen Google launched the original Nexus 7 in June of last year, it in effect took the fate of Android tablets into its own hands. Sure, there were plenty of...

By SlashGear on

The original Nexus 7 saw Google take the reins in Android tablets, showing a confused market exactly where it wanted it to go. With the new Nexus 7 2013, the rough edges of the first-generation hardware have been buffed away for the most part: the...

By TechRadar on

While everyone waited on an iPad mini 2 with retina, Google and Asus went ahead and did one better. Presenting the new Nexus 7, an affordable 7-inch tablet with beefy specs and more pixels per inch than you can shake a 1080p jpeg at. Whether you call it...

By IT Pro Portal on 90

The new Google Nexus 7 will be the right small tablet for most people when it comes across to the UK (hopefully pretty soon, according to Currys it will be September). Regarding rivals, the cheaper £159 Amazon Kindle Fire HD is only the right...

By Pocket-lint on

Google has updated the Nexus 7, acknowledging Asus as the manufacturer but taking the approach that this is very much a Google product, one of the Nexus family, a true follow-up to the most popular Android tablet to date. Pocket-lint was at the Google...

By PC Advisor on 90

Google first tablet market is Nexus 7, an Asus-made device which has impressed us no-end. Updated on 25/06/13 . Wielding Android 4.2 Jelly bean, a 7in IPS screen, a quad-core processor and a bargain price tag of £159, the Nexus 7 is a tablet...

By AsiaOne on 80

In this line-up, Google's Nexus 7 - made by Asus - is undoubtedly the definitive affordable Android tablet.At 340g, the tablet did not strain my arm even after an hour of reading. With its 10.5mm profile, the tablet fitted snugly in my bag.The...

By Tech2 on 80

The 32GB 3G version of the Asus Nexus 7 costs Rs 21,999, which is much better value for money when compared to a similarly spec'd 3G iPad mini, which costs upwards of Rs 30,000. The Nexus 7 still loses out to the Galaxy Tab 2 though, which is priced...

By Expert Reviews on 100

A fantastic little tablet at an unbelievable price, though it's not perfect for every need...

By PC Pro on 83

Powerful, well built and with a better screen than you'd expect for the price, Asus and Google's Nexus 7 sets the new gold standard for budget...

By Web User on 100

★★★★★There are two things we love about the Google Nexus 7. The first is its price: £159 is fantastic for a tablet of this quality. It’s been suggested that Google and Amazon are selling their tablets at a loss,...

By FoneArena on

The Nexus 7 has good build quality and offers latest Android experience. The 4325 mAh battery lasts for 2 days with average use. We compared the Nexus 7 with the Galaxy Tab 2 310 recently, and the main thing this lacked is the 3G support. The Tab 2...