by July 25, 2013 0 comments

Google Inc has unveiled its upgraded Nexus 7 tablet manufactured by Taiwan-based brand Asus. The refreshed device was showcased at an event hosted by Android and Chrome supremo, Sundar Pichai.

The Nexus 7 has got some interesting changes/updates both hardware and software front. In terms of hardware, Google has streamlined the size, weight of the tablet and added a display with Corning Glass and resolution of 1920×1080 pixels or 323 PPI, which is a first for any 7 inch tablet in the market.

Under the hood, the Nexus 7 packs a 1.5 GHz quad-core Snapdragon S4 processor and a bigger 2 GB RAM to supplement high-end gaming, multi-tasking and lots of other things. The tablet also gets dual-stereo speakers much alike the one on Amazon Kindle Fire HD. The tablet now weighs 299 grams and compared to 345 grams of the previous version, this one is a welcome change.

The slate is powered by latest Android 4.3 Jelly Bean platform which was also announced at the event. You also have a 1.2 MP front camera and for the first time Google has added a rear 5 MP camera to the Nexus 7. According to Google, the new Nexus 7 will offer 9 hours of HD playback and 10 hours of web browsing, making it the perfect on-the-go device.

Google has emphasized on the Gaming aspect and with 1080p display, better GPU the tablet will cater to high-end gaming experience. The Nexus 7 comes in 16 GB, 32 GB and 32 GB (LTE) variants, priced at $230, $270 and $349 respectively available from 30 July.

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