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Google Release New Generation Nexus7 Tablet


Google unveiled the New Nexus 7 tablet the morning of July 24 - right after US retailer Best Buy posted specs and prices about the device on their website.

The highly anticipated reboot features full HD resolution - 1920 x 1200 - making this the highest resolution 7-inch tablet. The new tablet also offers the newest version of Google's operating system, Android 4.3.

What's more, the New Nexus 7 2 now has stereo speakers and Fraunhofer's surround sound system, as well as an HDMI output for connecting to a big screen TV.

New Nexus 7 comes in three different models

Google's "significant upgrade" to the New Nexus 7 includes the addition of three different models.

The new Nexus 7 tablet has just been officially unveiled, and while it might share a name with its predecessor it proves to be a significant upgrade. Let's take a look at all of the new features that the new Google tablet brings.

As expected, Google is using its new Nexus 7 tablet to push its latestAndroid 4.3 Jelly Bean OS, but in an unusual move for the company it's the hardware that draws the most attention here.

The new Google Nexus 7 may still be an affordable entry point to the tablet market, but it also boasts a couple of truly cutting edge components that will have rivals sweating.

One thing looks extremely likely - Apple is going to have to come up with something pretty special with the iPad mini 2 if it's to retain the "top compact tablet" title.

New Nexus 7 screen

The undoubted highlight of the new Google Nexus 7 is its display. While it shares exactly the same 7-inch size and 16:10 aspect ratio with the preceding model, it takes a massive step forward in visual fidelity.

New Nexus 7 2
Google upped the ante with pixels

Out goes the first Nexus 7's respectable 1280 x 800 resolution, and in comes a class-leading 1920 x 1200 upgrade. That's an increase in pixel density from 216ppi to 323ppi.

Among other things, this will enable native Full HD 1080p video playback for the first time ever on a 7-inch tablet. Google also claims that the web browsing experience will benefit, as you won't have to zoom in to read text.

The new Nexus 7's display should prove to be as vibrant as it is sharp, with Google claiming that it's capable of outputting a 30 percent wider range of colors.

New Nexus 7 processor and memory

While the original Google Nexus 7 was no slouch, the new model represents a sizeable step forward in performance.

Its 1.5GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 CPU provides almost double the processing power of the original, while the attendant Adreno 320 GPU ramps up the graphical performance fourfold.

These are backed up by 2GB of RAM, which is double the amount provided in last year's Nexus 7 debut.

New Nexus 7 storage

The range of storage options in the new Google Nexus 7 matches that of last year's model. That means a choice of 16GB or 32GB models at launch.

Google ditched the initial 8GB option relatively early in the original Nexus 7's lifespan, so we're neither surprised nor disappointed to see the lack of one here. Still, a larger 64GB model would have been nice - especially with all of that HD content that you'll no doubt want to experience on your new Nexus.