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The new Nexus 7 in flesh: unboxing video shows us everything

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The new Nexus 7 in flesh: unboxing video shows us everything
Well, that's about it, folks. Google's event is now officially redundant – we know everything. Yes, the images of the next-generation Nexus 7 were real. We even know the specs and how the device fares in benchmarks. Heck, even the rumored Android 4.3 is in tow, making the roll out of the next iteration of Google's OS a matter of time.

Why all the bravado? Well, a tipster for AndroidPolice has really taken Google's thunder by spilling the beans with a video of the unboxing and a subsequent hands-on which confirms the leaks. If that doesn't quite qualify the tipster for a medal, he's got a bunch of high-res photos of pretty much each and every crack and nook of the new Nexus 7. We even get a visual comparison between the new tablet and its bigger brother – the Nexus 10. Sure, we would've preferred a comparison with its predecessor, but we can't complain at all.

A final recap, for those of you not in the know: the new Nexus 7 comes packing a:

  • Quad-core Snapdragon S4 Pro ticking at 1.7GHz
  • A 7-inch 1080p screen with 300 nits of brightness
  • 2GB of RAM
  • $229.99 for the 16GB version, $269.99 for the 32GB one
  • Android 4.3
  • A 5MP rear shooter, 1.2MP at the front

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posted on 24 Jul 2013, 06:22 1

1. tech2 (Posts: 3487; Member since: 26 Oct 2012)

Looks like its gonna be a stale breakfast with Sundar Pichai. Bloggers have left nothing for the poor to unveil :P

posted on 24 Jul 2013, 06:36 1

5. sam_tek (Posts: 105; Member since: 18 Feb 2011)

Lol at Stale Breakfast Remark!

I love the way the size feels really comfortable and it looks solid.
Liking the specs/design/pricepoint combination.

If I have to be really picky, the only downsides IMO are:

1. wished for slightly smaller bezels at the top and the bottom and
2. wished for a bigger battery (if the rumours of the 4000mah are true). Hopefully the 4.3 battery optimizations help.

Great considering the price point however. Cheers.

posted on 24 Jul 2013, 09:13

12. Rorschach (Posts: 83; Member since: 26 Apr 2013)

Great tab for the price but the bezel is too thick for my liking

posted on 24 Jul 2013, 06:24

2. valapsp (Posts: 561; Member since: 12 Aug 2011)

I really feel bad for the person who bought the old Nexus 7 today.

posted on 24 Jul 2013, 06:28

3. android_hitman (unregistered)

Why? it's cheaper than the new one and i will buy one for my parents.

posted on 24 Jul 2013, 07:44

7. androidfanboy (Posts: 162; Member since: 24 Jun 2013)

Don't forget the awesome tegra zone with tegra 3 optimized games

posted on 24 Jul 2013, 08:20

10. valapsp (Posts: 561; Member since: 12 Aug 2011)

Yeah i would have bought that for my PARENTS too.

posted on 24 Jul 2013, 06:34

4. whoyton2 (banned) (Posts: 142; Member since: 19 Jun 2013)

Brilliant looking tablet can't wait to see that screen in the flesh...

posted on 24 Jul 2013, 07:12

6. pellegrini (Posts: 84; Member since: 14 Jun 2012)

No 3G version?

posted on 24 Jul 2013, 07:49

8. Mass88 (Posts: 58; Member since: 06 Jan 2012)

A great price for a great tablet. The only real problem I have is the size of the bezel. I almost think Google could have put a 7.5, or even an 8 inch screen and still maintained the overall size of the device. But as long as the thing performs, which I have a strong feeling it will, the bezel will be a non issue. Rather have a solid tablet with a pretty big bezel than a lagging/stuttering one with a thing bezel.

posted on 24 Jul 2013, 07:57

9. DigitalMD (Posts: 226; Member since: 17 Feb 2010)

Something is wrong with these pictures. Notice the bezel is huge around the screen. I doubt there is really a 1.5 inch bezel on the bottom of the screen. Something is fishy and its not the cod.

posted on 24 Jul 2013, 08:51

11. shamashu9 (Posts: 142; Member since: 10 Jun 2013)

Noticed the wallpaper demo? Nexus 7 II lags. There is a delay in second that is very noticeable. Androids really a lag OS.

posted on 24 Jul 2013, 09:33

13. MrPhilo (Posts: 52; Member since: 25 Feb 2013)

Your face lags. No its not the OS, it the terrible memory which Asus uses to save cost. Learn your facts first kiddo.

posted on 24 Jul 2013, 09:40

14. rodkurt (Posts: 128; Member since: 29 Nov 2012)

what's with the thick bezel all of a sudden..

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