As per its schedule, Google has finally officially announced the launch of much awaited tablet new Nexus 7 at the Breakfast with new Android Boss Sundar Pichai press event held in San Fransisco yesterday.
At the event, the Asus’ Johny Shih was also present who shared the stage with Huge Barra to introduce the new anticipated Nexus 7 tablet. Speaking on the tablet, he claimed that the new Nexus 7 tablet is more portable than original Nexus 7, and at the same, it brings countless improvements in almost every aspect of the device. It is slimmer by 1.8mm and the bezels have been reduced by 2.75mm.
Talking about the specifications and features, the company revealed that the new Nexus 7 sports 7-inch full HD display with 1920×1200 pixels resolution and 323PPi pixel density which is the highest PPi for any tablet on the planet, according to Google.
Packing 1.5GHz quad-core Snapdragon S4 processor, the new Nexus 7 is powered by latest Android 4.3 Jelly Bean, which also announced at the event, and 2GB of RAM. It also has 5MP rear camera, 1.2MP front camera, stereo speakers with Fraunhofer’s audio improvements and comes with the support of Bluetooth 4.0, dual-band Wi-Fi, NFC and Wireless charging.
Speaking on the pricing and availability, the company said that the new Nexus 7 will be available in three versions-– 16GB Wi-Fi only, 32GB Wi-Fi only and 32GB Wi-Fi + LTE (will work on AT&T, Verizon and T-Mobile networks) and these will be priced at $229.99, $269.99 and $349.99 respectively. As per the company, the pre-booking for the tablet has already been started in U.S and shipping is scheduled to start on July 30 on a variety of retailers including Best Buy, Staples, Walmart, and Amazon.
The company has also planned to launch the tablet in UK, Germany, France, Japan, Canada, Australia, South Korea and Spain in few coming months. However there is no word on its India launch yet.
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