The wait is finally over as Google has finally gone ahead and announced the second generation of their Nexus 7 Tablet which is improved and ready for technology that’s coming in future. Like always, this version of Nexus 7 runs the latest version of Android, 4.3 which includes Restricted Profiles, Bluetooth Low Energy support and more.
I have been using a Nexus 7 personally and I cannot express how smooth the experience is when it comes to browsing web, using Facebook, Twitter and gaming for long hours. Yup the battery runs for 2-3 days easily.
Nexus 7 ( code named Razor) Specifications [ 2nd Generation]
- OS : Android 4.3 Jelly Bean
- Processor: Quad Core Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro tuned at 1.5Ghz.
- GPU : Adreno 320
- RAM : 2GB
- Display: Its a 7 Inch IPS display with 1920X 1200 resolution with 323 PPI.
- Storage: 16 / 32 GB.
- Camera: 5MP Rear and 1.2 MP front.
- Connectivity: NFC, SlimPort and Wireless charging, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, LTE Support in US.
- Audio: Stereo Sound
- Wireless Charging which is compatible with any Qi charger.
- The screen keeps finger prints and scratches away
- Finally a rear camera though taking pictures with tab looks odd in public. I would have loved if front camera was better as I do more of Video chat than taking picture.
- Compared to the old version of Nexus 7, this one is approximately 2.7 mm thinner, 6 mm narrower and 50grams lighter which is actually impressive.
- If you compare the specs with Nexus 4 specs, they are pretty close. Same amount of RAM, weights almost same.
Pricing of Nexus 7 2nd Generation and Availability:
- 16Gb WIFI : $ 229
- 32 GB WiFi: $ 269
- 32 Gb LTE : $ 349
The first two models i.e. Wi-Fi models will be available coming Tuesday of next week but the LTE model does not have any dates.
Now even though the new Nexus has tons of new features, improved battery life, extra RAM, NFC charging, IPS display but is it really worth upgrading as of now ? Sooner or later the old version of Nexus 7 will get the 4.3 upgrade and in terms of features, things will be same except for the hardware.