Google look set to unveil the Google Nexus 7 2 later today at a media event later today, alongside Google Android 4.3. However, the on-line retailer Best Buy have somewhat spoiled the party by accidentally posting a pre-order page for the tablet ahead of Google's official unveiling.
The pre-order page included a picture of the Google's new tablet, it's specification and how much it'll cost. The original Nexus 7 proved hugely popular thanks to the amazing value it offered - just £159 for a quad-core Jelly Bean tablet. Can the Nexus 7 2 build on the original's success ?
Google Nexus 7 2 Specification
- Dimensions : 200.7 x 114.3 x 7.62mm
Weight: 318gWeight: 318gWeight: 318g318g
- Display: 7-inch LCD IPS Display
- Display Resolution : 1920 * 1080 pixels
- Processor : 1.5 GHz Quad-core processor
- GPU : Adreno 320 GPU
- RAM: 2GB
- Onboard Memory : 16/32GB
5-megapixel cameraCamera : 5 Mega-pixel / 1.3 Mega-pixel (front-facing)
- Operating System : Android 4.3 (Jelly Bean)
Google have also slimmed down the tablet cutting almost 3mm from it's thickness. That's a significant reduction - but it's still slightly thicker than Apple's iPad Mini - while , the weight has been cut down by over 20g. The cuts become more impressive when you learn that it's a much more powerful and feature packed tablet.
The quad-core processor now runs at 1.5 GHz , compared to 1.2 GHz on the original and the RAM has been doubled to 2GB. The Nexus 7 lacked a rear-facing camera, but that's now been resolved with the addition of a 5 mega-pixel snapper - while, you still get a front-facing 1.3 mega-pixel camera for video calling.
Google's Nexus 7 2 will also come pre-loaded with a new version of Android Jelly Bean (4.3). Only the WiFi version was leaked, but we'll expect a model supporting 3G / 4G LTE to be made available. As soon as Google officially confirm the smartphone we'll update our information !
Google Nexus 7 2 Price
The 16GB Nexus 7 2 will be priced at £199 in the UK with the 32GB costing £239 - both WiFi only models. The prices for the 3G/4G connected versions are yet to be released.
Google Nexus 7 2 Release Date
The Nexus 7 2 (WiFI only) models will begin shipping on September 13th. We don't know when the 3G/4G LTE versions will become available, but as soon as we hear more we'll let you know.
By Simon Thomas on 24th July, 2013