KitKat India reverses field, will send out Nexus 7(2013) to contest winners

KitKat India reverses field, will send out Nexus 7(2013) to contest winners
Yesterday, we told you the heartbreaking story of 1000 contest winners in India (cue sad violin music) who thought that they had won the Nexus 7 (2013) courtesy of KitKat India. But the tablet that the winners received turned out to be the plain ol' Nexus 7 without a year in parenthesis. And that set off a chocolatey outrage. Nestle, the company that makes KitKat in India (unlike the U.S. where the confectionery treat is made by Hershey), said that the Nexus 7 (2013) was not available at the time that the contest ended.

Let's face it. Nestle is not exactly comprised of high tech wizards, geeks or nerds so perhaps the company didn't realize what the difference between the tablets is. We can imagine a meeting of executives where one cigar smoking pinstriper says, "What's the big deal? A Nexus 7 is a Nexus 7." Except that it's not.

Whether it's the holiday spirit, or maybe some liquid spirits, Nestle decided to give the contest winners the Nexus 7 (2013) model that they feel they deserved. Those who already received the older version of the tablet will be contacted by Nestle with information on how to replace the Nexus 7 with the Nexus 7 (2013). Nestle will soon publish a new schedule showing when those contest winners who have not received any prize yet, will receive their slate. 

Kudos to Nestle for doing the right thing and escaping this chocolate mess that they made. Just in case you were wondering, the Nexus 7 (2013) has a higher resolution 1920 x 1200 screen vs. the 1200 x 800 resolution on the older model. The Tegra 3 CPU on the original version of the tablet is replaced by a quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon processor and the newer tablet has 2GB of RAM compared to the 1GB found on the OG Nexus 7.

source: KitKatIndia via Phandroid

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Nexus 7 (2013)
  • Display 7.0 inches
    1200 x 1920 pixels
  • Camera 5 MP (Single camera)
    1.2 MP front
  • Hardware Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro, 2GB RAM
  • Storage 32GB,
  • Battery 3950 mAh
  • OS Android 5.0 Lollipop
Nexus 7
  • Display 7.0 inches
    800 x 1280 pixels
  • Camera ()
    1.2 MP front
  • Hardware NVIDIA Tegra 3 T30L, 1GB RAM
  • Storage 8GB,
  • Battery 4325 mAh
  • OS Android 5.1 Lollipop



9. android8

Posts: 23; Member since: Aug 07, 2012

Pretty good move ..

8. itsdeepak4u2000

Posts: 3718; Member since: Nov 03, 2012

Thanks and great.

7. itsdeepak4u2000

Posts: 3718; Member since: Nov 03, 2012

Thanks and great.

6. Andrewtst

Posts: 697; Member since: Jan 25, 2009

Nestle doing this is correct, lucky you did it. The person arrange for older Nexus 7 send out should be sack, such mistake should not be appear or think about it at 1st place.

5. o0Exia0o

Posts: 903; Member since: Feb 01, 2013

I thank for this bumble they should have let the contest winners that got the nexus 7 gen1 keep them and given them the new one on top of that.

2. mattkl

Posts: 255; Member since: Feb 01, 2010

Nothing can make up for the terrible things Nestle has and are currently doing.

3. Castro90

Posts: 41; Member since: Feb 10, 2012


4. Donforreal

Posts: 60; Member since: Oct 12, 2012

They are trying to secure all the fresh water resources in the U.S.A. as well as the world. Any way they can....

1. AppleHateBoy unregistered

Well done!!

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