Google announces second generation Nexus 7 tablet

New Google Nexus 7Google today unveiled the new Google Nexus 7 tablet. It is a slimmer (by about 2 millimeters) and lighter (by about 50 grams) version with a number of enhancements over its predecessor. Once again, Google has partnered with ASUS for its 7-inch Nexus tablet.

Before the new tablet was unveiled, Sundar Pinchai revealed that 70 million Android tablet activations have now been recorded. The Google Nexus 7 accounted for about 10 percent of those.

2013 Google Nexus 7Google Nexus 7 specifications

  • Processor: 1.5GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro MSM8064 with Adreno 320 GPU
  • Operating system: Google Android 4.3 Jelly Bean
  • Cellular connectivity: Optional unlocked 4G LTE
  • Other connectivity: GPS, dual-band 802.11 a/b/g/n Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0, NFC
  • Display: 7-inch WUXGA (1920×1200/323PPI)
  • RAM: 2GB
  • Internal storage: 16/32GB
  • External storage:
  • Rear-facing camera: 5.0MP
  • Front-facing camera: 1.2MP
  • Connectors: 3.5mm audio jack, micro-USB
  • Battery: 3,950mAh
  • Dimensions: 114 × 200 × 8.65 millimeters
  • Weight: 290 grams (LTE model: 299 grams)
  • Colors:Black
  • Other: Dual stereo speakers with virtual surround sound, wireless charging (Qi compatible)

The Google Nexus 7 will sell for US$229 in its 16GB configuration and US$269 in the 32GB one. The LTE model will come with 32GB onboard and will sell for US$349. They will go on sale in the U.S. starting on July 30th. It will also launch in Canada and other markets in the “coming weeks.”