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New Nexus 7: here's all there is to know

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New Nexus 7: here's all there is to know
In fairness, we did think that, perhaps, not everyone is as excited as we are about the launch of the next iteration of the Nexus 7 tomorrow (which we'll liveblog, by the way!). But then we thought that that's just nuts – what is there not to love about the Nexus 7 II? From the price tag, through the truly impressive specs and down to its privileged status of a Nexus device (meaning timely updates), the Google/ASUS duo and its second joint venture scream exciting however you look at it.

With the clock ticking, and with you having shown a considerable interest in the various exploits of the upcoming tablet, now seems like a perfect time for a recap on what we think we know. Luckily for all involved, it won't be long until we have an official confirmation (or refutation) of those.

Now that we've settled on those prior accounts, we invite you to the gallery below for a journey through all there is to know about the new Nexus 7.

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posted on 23 Jul 2013, 05:39 5

1. dapsta (Posts: 19; Member since: 22 Nov 2011)


If those are the specs and that is the price, then sign me up!!!

posted on 23 Jul 2013, 05:43 11

2. _Bone_ (Posts: 2137; Member since: 29 Oct 2012)


We can't have everything, but I would've preferred the more energy efficient Snapdragon 600 over the S4 Pro. I'm still buying haha!

posted on 23 Jul 2013, 06:14 1

4. james004 (Posts: 485; Member since: 15 May 2013)


google is using S4 pro in nexus 7 and moto X. i hope there is some good reason. price? similarly optimized source code?

posted on 23 Jul 2013, 06:58

8. _Bone_ (Posts: 2137; Member since: 29 Oct 2012)


Definitely makes sense from the optimization standpoint. Just that Google never shied away from top HW at low price and with more pixel there's more rendering, I would've preferred 2013 specs. Can't complain too much though.

posted on 23 Jul 2013, 07:05 1

9. yowanvista (Posts: 309; Member since: 20 Sep 2011)


S4 Pro & S600 are basically the same chip, the latter is just a rebranded slightly improved version at the silicon level. Else nothing new.

posted on 23 Jul 2013, 07:38 2

10. _Bone_ (Posts: 2137; Member since: 29 Oct 2012)


'Slightly improved' actually means significant in low-energy tasks and standby. The Nexus 4 does 32hr endurance the S4 LTE 69hr. The Xperia Z, Find 5 and S4 Pro Nokias also drain and heat fast. The key is in the new manufacturing method. Simply put, SD600 is THAT much efficient.

posted on 23 Jul 2013, 13:00

15. JojoGo101 (Posts: 211; Member since: 17 Dec 2012)


Are you semi or fully retarded? Have you seen benchmarks? The "A15" Quadcore chips destroy the likes of the Nexus 4.

posted on 23 Jul 2013, 13:40 1

16. bigstrudel (Posts: 518; Member since: 20 Aug 2012)


Real life performance is identical between the two of them and they have the same GPU. CPU power has huge diminishing returns when the hardest thing your device is doing is loading web pages.

posted on 23 Jul 2013, 14:01

17. yowanvista (Posts: 309; Member since: 20 Sep 2011)


Benchmark scores mean nothing, they're just an indicative of how the SoCs handled the battery of tests thrown at them. One must be stupid to make assumptions from such things. The experience on any modern high end SoC is the same across all devices, it doesn't make any difference to the end user.

posted on 23 Jul 2013, 23:33

18. JojoGo101 (Posts: 211; Member since: 17 Dec 2012)


Ever thought about future-proofing? Think about it.

posted on 23 Jul 2013, 05:51

3. WHoyton1 (Posts: 1633; Member since: 21 Feb 2013)


My next tablet for sure!

posted on 23 Jul 2013, 06:19 1

5. oren760 (Posts: 1; Member since: 23 Jul 2013)


in what time the event will begin?

posted on 23 Jul 2013, 06:23

6. blazee (Posts: 310; Member since: 02 Jan 2012)


Im buying one as soon as it is available

posted on 23 Jul 2013, 06:53 2

7. scriptwriter (Posts: 396; Member since: 13 Nov 2012)


What about the next version of the Nexus 10? Have had one since January and my only complaint is lack of a SD card slot.

posted on 23 Jul 2013, 07:47 1

11. itsdeepak4u2000 (Posts: 2800; Member since: 03 Nov 2012)


Great specs and good price.

posted on 23 Jul 2013, 09:54

12. flynfree (Posts: 374; Member since: 09 Jun 2013)


Nexus tablets and phones are following the footstep of Apple for not providing sd slot, the good for Apple they have 64 gig variant unlike nexus is limited to 32 gig max capacity.

posted on 23 Jul 2013, 10:52 1

13. jonartpop (Posts: 159; Member since: 25 Oct 2012)


I'm so jealous with people in America. It will probably cost $400 in my country.

posted on 23 Jul 2013, 11:12

14. rallyguy (Posts: 572; Member since: 13 Mar 2012)


Perfect timing for back to school. Assuming they can keep them in stock.

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