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.