The Nexus 7 tablet made waves around this time last year when it was first released to market, and the announcement of its successor just a short while ago caused a similar stir in tech circles. As well as offering an upgraded processor and more RAM than its predecessor, the second-gen ASUS creation also boasts a 5-megapixel rear-facing camera, something that was sorely missed last time around. After a successful Stateside launch, the Nexus 7 2013 has now been made available to other markets, including the UK, Japan, France, Germany and Spain.
The Nexus 7 has proven itself to be one of the most popular tablets in the 7-inch department. A gorgeous little form-factor mixed with powerful internal specifications has managed to push the device ahead of the competition, and the 2013 Nexus 7 also follows the same footsteps of its predecessor from last year. However, as popular as the Nexus 7 has proven to be, it's immediately evident that it differs in some aspects to other Jelly Bean powered tablets.
Best Buy is usually known for their ability to be on the ball when it comes to the latest technology releases, but this time, they even outdone themselves. In an effort to ramp up interest in Google's new Nexus 7 tablet ahead of today's Android press event, the company has listed the 16 and 32GB variants of the new tablet for pre-order on their official website. Not only do they have the two models available for immediate order, but they also list extensive details pertaining to the technical specifications of the device. More details can be found right after the jump!
It is strongly suspected that Google will unveil the sequel to the Nexus 7 at its recently-announced event in New York City later on this week at a dedicated Android event, and as well as having a rough idea of the device's specs, it now looks as though we've a matching visual courtesy of Evleaks. The famed @evleaks Twitter handle, notorious for dropping photographic evidence of upcoming tech products, has leaked what appear to be press images of the 7-inch tablet, and with just a couple of days to go until this impromptu event kicks off, we're inclined to suspect it's legitimate.
The follow up to the Nexus 7 has been a hot topic in the blogosphere of late, and now, we may well have the prices of each different configuration of the forthcoming device. Through a leaked inventory screenshot, which could easily have been faked, show a 16GB model priced at $229 along with a 32GB version, which hits the mark at $269. As we've come to expect from the entire Nexus range, the prices are more than competitive, and with an impressive list of rumored specs to match, there's much to look forward to with the next-gen Nexus 7, or the Nexus 7 2 as we like to call it.
A report from Digitimes has suggested that ASUS and Google's highly anticipated follow-up to the Nexus 7 could be launched as soon as late this month, with the tech blog citing "Taiwan-based supply chain makers" in forecasting a July-August release frame. The second-gen slate could, continues the report, feature a 7-inch 1980x1200 resolution display, a Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 SoC and unlike the first version, a rear-facing camera. More details can be found right after the jump.