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New Nexus 7 Already Listed on Best Buy with SlimPort Tech

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Best Buy jumped the gun, and we caught the 7" bullet.

There's no doubt that the second-generation Nexus 7 will be revealed during the breakfast meeting with Google's Sundar Pichai. In fact, Best Buy has confirmed it by listing the 16 GB model for $229.99 USD on its website. Currently the tablet is marked as "coming soon", but a previous leak of Sunday's Best Buy ad shows the tablet as being available next Tuesday.

The product listing specs reveal that the second-generation Nexus 7 will arrive with Android 4.3 "Jelly Bean" out of the box, powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro 8064 chip with a 2 MB L2 cache and clocked at 1.5 GHz. The 7 inch IPS panel promises 10-point touch input, a brightness of 300 cd/m2, a 1920 x 120 resolution and 178 degree viewing angles. The screen is protected by scratch-resistant glass and "anti-fingerprint" technology to reduce smudges left behind by oily fingertips.

The new tablet also sports a 5MP camera on the back, a 1.2MP camera on the front, Bluetooth 4.0, and a micro USB 2.0 port with SlimPort, meaning it's capable of spitting out HDMI video and audio through the microUSB port thanks to DisplayPort technology and a special microUSB-to-HDMI adapter. This prevents Asus from having to cram an extra microHDMI port in the tablet.

The new Nexus 7 model also features 2 GB of DDR3LM memory, GPS, a one-cell lithium-polymer battery, Adreno 320 graphics (part of the Snapdragon chip), and Wireless N connectivity – the listing doesn't specify single-band or dual-band. The device weighs just 11.2 ounces and measures just 0.3 inches thin, making it less bulky than the first-generation offering.

As a recap, the older Nexus 7 tablet features a 7 inch multi-touch IPS panel with a 1280 x 800 resolution powered by a quad-core Tegra 3 clocked at 1.2 GHz. It also has 1 GB of RAM, 16 GB or 32 GB of internal storage, a microUSB 2.0 port supporting USB OTG, Bluetooth 3.0 and single-band Wireless N connectivity. It measures 0.411 inches thin and weighs around 12 ounces for the Wi-Fi only version.

The newer Nexus 7 model will also be offered with a 32 GB storage capacity for $269 USD. For a short period, Best Buy was offering consumers a chance to pre-purchase both models, but as of this writing, the products have nee removed from the site's search engine and the pre-order capabilities disabled. These product pages will likely return after the tablet is officially announced by Google.

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    airanp , July 24, 2013 9:59 AM
    I was hoping for a technology revolution. Not a 7 inch galaxy s4. Asus and Google could have done better. With a price increase they should have put in a 600 or 800 chip. That would have made this much more desirable.
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    ddpruitt , July 24, 2013 10:32 AM
    I've used the Nexus 7 for a while, I might get my own once I see how these work out. Still hoping for a release date version with CDMA/LTE/HSPA access.
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    Mike Friesen , July 24, 2013 10:34 AM
    The galaxy s4 has a 600. So when you say it should have a 600, and not be a larger galaxy s4, .... It doesn't make sense.
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    HSuke , July 24, 2013 10:58 AM
    Quote:
    I was hoping for a technology revolution. Not a 7 inch galaxy s4. Asus and Google could have done better. With a price increase they should have put in a 600 or 800 chip. That would have made this much more desirable.


    Sure, they could've done better ... given the $600-700 price tag of a new Galaxy S4
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    vmem , July 24, 2013 11:00 AM
    Quote:
    I was hoping for a technology revolution. Not a 7 inch galaxy s4. Asus and Google could have done better. With a price increase they should have put in a 600 or 800 chip. That would have made this much more desirable.


    Few people want a 7-inch laptop at ~$500. really the 7-8 inch form factor is perfect for media consumption and light gaming (time-wasters in that waiting room etc). you want fast chips for the smartphone because that's the best you'll have on the go. otherwise you'll have a laptop/desktop for high-end computation/gaming, or content creation.

    honestly if this was a speed-demon for say $600... I would skip it and by a GTX780 or something instead
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    scythe944 , July 24, 2013 11:04 AM
    Awesome resolution:
    "1920 x 120 resolution and 178 degree viewing angles"
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    halcyon , July 24, 2013 11:15 AM
    Quote:
    Awesome resolution:
    "1920 x 120 resolution and 178 degree viewing angles"


    Hey typing these articles on a phone is not so easy.
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    widj , July 24, 2013 11:18 AM
    Anybody know when is the new Nexus 10 out?

    I think 10in is more comfortable than 7in, your thoughts?
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    PhoneyVirus , July 24, 2013 12:33 PM
    I would be more then glad to buy the Nexus 7 only if it could play videos and Adobe Flash player die along time ago in favor of HTML 5. I hate it when we take baby steps.
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    rb420 , July 24, 2013 12:54 PM
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    I would be more then glad to buy the Nexus 7 only if it could play videos and Adobe Flash player die along time ago in favor of HTML 5. I hate it when we take baby steps.


    I really hope you are trolling. 1) you can still install flash if you are really determined to. 2) (most of) the rest of the world as adjusted and supports HTML 5, for content that doesn't, see point 1.
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    vmem , July 24, 2013 12:56 PM
    Well, New Nexus 7 Already Pre-ordered :D 
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    PhoneyVirus , July 24, 2013 1:59 PM
    Quote:
    Quote:
    I would be more then glad to buy the Nexus 7 only if it could play videos and Adobe Flash player die along time ago in favor of HTML 5. I hate it when we take baby steps.


    I really hope you are trolling. 1) you can still install flash if you are really determined to. 2) (most of) the rest of the world as adjusted and supports HTML 5, for content that doesn't, see point 1.


    If you mean taking a back door to install flash or using Mozilla Firefox buggy browser then ya, I know this because I was going to get one a few months ago. If you can show me without taking a back door then yes and i mean like through Google Play or on adobe website tap the installer and a away we ago, not jump through loops to get the thing running and put up with crashing. A simple YouTube search will tell you different.
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    rb420 , July 24, 2013 9:04 PM
    Well, if you are wary about using apps not officially from play store, have you tried photon flash browser? I haven't but I've heard good things. Give it a shot and post back!

    For the record though, some of the most useful apps (ad blockers for example) for android are ONLY available through unofficial channels. Don't be afraid. Explore.
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    timw03878 , July 24, 2013 10:55 PM
    Yea.. I'll stick with my samsung tab 2.

    I'm getting sick of these 7 inch tablets with no microsd slot...

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    Anonymous , July 25, 2013 2:18 AM
    kind of wish it was tegra 4 or 4i so i can support team green. if game streaming works well, who knows, i may actually get a shield
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    digiex , July 25, 2013 3:50 AM
    "a 1920 x 120 resolution..." a 1920 x 1200 resolution (corrected)
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    scythe944 , July 25, 2013 9:20 AM
    Quote:
    Quote:
    Quote:
    I would be more then glad to buy the Nexus 7 only if it could play videos and Adobe Flash player die along time ago in favor of HTML 5. I hate it when we take baby steps.


    I really hope you are trolling. 1) you can still install flash if you are really determined to. 2) (most of) the rest of the world as adjusted and supports HTML 5, for content that doesn't, see point 1.


    If you mean taking a back door to install flash or using Mozilla Firefox buggy browser then ya, I know this because I was going to get one a few months ago. If you can show me without taking a back door then yes and i mean like through Google Play or on adobe website tap the installer and a away we ago, not jump through loops to get the thing running and put up with crashing. A simple YouTube search will tell you different.


    http://helpx.adobe.com/flash-player/kb/archived-flash-player-versions.html
    Android Section
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    quotas47 , July 25, 2013 11:14 AM
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    I've used the Nexus 7 for a while, I might get my own once I see how these work out. Still hoping for a release date version with CDMA/LTE/HSPA access.


    As I'm sure you've seen, they've announced there will be a 32GB Version for $349. I'm sure it's GSM LTE

    It's likely never going to be CDMA due to the versatility of GSM, and the low cost of only implementing one cellular radio manufacturing system.

    They also do it this way because most people carry a cell phone with them, and turning on hotspot (or bluetooth internet sharing) for use with your tablet is cheaper.
    The monthly wireless cost for tethering is cheaper, and the tablet device is cheaper without the cellular radio.


    That all said, I hope you find a mobile solution that makes you happy.
    I currently am stuck with a Blackberry 9630 and cannot share its terrible 3G cellular until I get a new phone.
    Still, I am finally interested in getting a Nexus7 for myself after buying two for my mother and sister last year.
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    PhoneyVirus , July 25, 2013 8:02 PM
    Quote:
    Well, if you are wary about using apps not officially from play store, have you tried photon flash browser? I haven't but I've heard good things. Give it a shot and post back!

    For the record though, some of the most useful apps (ad blockers for example) for android are ONLY available through unofficial channels. Don't be afraid. Explore.


    That's just the thing I'm sick of exploring and just wish for one week I didn't have to touch a Computer. I wanted to get away from it and sit back in the living room and talk about hardware watch videos and not fight with it, like I said we take baby steps.

    Thanks for the reply though.