Google Announces Brand New Nexus 7 Priced at $229

Way, way back in April, we heard that Google planned to release a brand new Nexus 7 in July. Over the last month or so, mentions of this device have really ramped up. In fact, just this morning, Best Buy confirmed it by listing the 16 GB model for $229.99 USD on its website. Tying things up in a neat little bundle, Google finally made things official this morning.

The all new Nexus 7 features a 7.02-inch 1920x1200 1080p HD display (323 ppi) with scratch-resistant Corning glass, a 1.5Ghz Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro with Adreno 320 400MHz graphics, 2 GB of RAM, a 5-megapixel camera, a 1.2-megapixel front-facing camera, 16 GB of storage, dual-band Wi-Fi (2.4GHz/5GHz) 802.11 a/b/g/n, Bluetooth, NFC, a 3,950 mAH battery, and Micro USB with SlimPort-enabled (meaning it can output HDMI video and audio through the microUSB port thanks to DisplayPort technology and a special microUSB-to-HDMI adapter). The whole show is running on the newest release of Android, Android 4.3.

This one is a little bit more expensive than the original Nexus 7. This morning's Best Buy listing is accurate when it comes to price as Google has priced the new Nexus 7 at $229. A 32 GB model is available for $269, while an LTE version with 32GB of storage costs $349. No word on a release date for the LTE model just yet but we'll keep you posted. The WiFi-only model is out July 30.

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  • house70
    I mean, we knew this was coming. But the actual conference just ended and we already have news posted here about it. Congrats, Tom's, this is how it's done.

    Excellent tablet, too, BTW. I'll get me one.
  • InvalidError
    The original entry-level Nexus 7 may have been only $200 but it also only had 8GB flash.

    The original 16GB model launched at $250 so this makes the v2 model $20 cheaper than the original 16GB model's launch price. Quite nice considering the display, WiFi and RAM upgrades.

    I'll have to go try it in-store to see if responsiveness and other details are enough of an improvement over my N7v1 to convince me to buy the v2.
  • bustapr
    so, who was in charge of making this one? is it ASUS again?