Google has officially taken the wraps off the long-awaited sequel to last year's Nexus 7 tablet, and with the previous model celebrated for its high-end array of specs for a modest price point, the new Nexus 7 is equally as impressive. Packing in a Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro CPU clocked at 1.5GHz, 2GB of RAM and a mightily sharp 1920 x 1200 display, the new Nexus 7 is a worthy successor to one of the mobile industry's most popular slates, and we've got all the rest of the details coming up for you right after the break.
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!
Google’s event in San Francisco on July 24 seems to be just around the corner, and as the highly anticipated date approaches, leaks and rumors seem to have increased manifold. Now, thanks to Android Central, we’re seeing what might be some leaked photos of the new 7 tablet in the Nexus line up.
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.
Although we spend billions of dollars protecting our beloved gadgets with cases, wallets and covers, there's certainly something of a perverse pleasure in watching them get completely annihilated by fire, lava, or simply cracked beyond recognition in a drop test. The Nexus 7 is revered as one of the best value tablets on the market right now, and one YouTuber decided to see what the ASUS-made slab would look like after interaction with a .50 Cal round. The result, as you will see below, was not particularly surprising.
Of all the tech products to release last year, Google's Nexus 7 was one of the most eagerly anticipated and well received. Nobody could believe how much solid hardware Google had managed to pack into such a reasonably priced tablet, and one analyst is under the impression that the Big G is about to make consumers another offer they'd be hard pushed to refuse. According to resident Apple whistleblower Ming chi Kuo of KGI securities, the search giant will be adding a 5-megapixel rear camera to the Nexus 7, which will also include such features as an improved 1,920 × 1,200 display, a Qualcomm APQ 8064 processor and wireless charging. Kuo also notes that the price will stay at the very agreeable price of $199, and the design will also be notably thinner and lighter than the current generation Nexus 7.
Hewlett-Packard disappointed many with its impromptu decision to ditch webOS, but as many others who got the opportunity to use it will vouch, it's a very useful operating system. It's clean, functions nicely, and as such, it should come as no surprise that some folks are trying to resuscitate it with the Open webOS project. Having already made its way to the Google-branded Samsung Galaxy Nexus, the webOS team has now managed to port it to the Nexus 7 tablet, and although it's not as smooth as one may have hoped, there are a lot of positives - notably the full functionality of the Wi-Fi and browser.
The collaborative effort of Google and manufacturer ASUS, the Nexus 7 tablet is one of the most popular Android devices on the market at the moment for a variety of reasons. It has power, style, and a price many can relate to; not to mention the fact it runs on the vastly-improved Android Jelly Bean. But the Nexus 7 hasn't only proved to be a hit with the general consumer, modders and developers have had a field day, and despite Google's decision not to include a microSD card slot, users have still had a lot of fun toying with the innards of the Nexus 7's software. Today, things have gotten even better courtesy of XDA-Developers member Tasssadar, with the introduction of a multi-boot tool for the coveted slate, and as ever, we've got the full details after the jump!
Android 4.2.1 Update is barely out the door, bringing with it all the bug fixes and patches, along with the much-needed and missing “December” from the People app. A new version of Android always means one thing in particular – wait time for a new root method or package for the latest update. Well, thanks to the wonderful developer community that we have all come to trust and love, wait is over, or rather, got over long before you knew it, because Android 4.2.1 is also rootable on all the devices – Nexus 4, Nexus 7, Nexus 10 and Galaxy Nexus – just like its predecessor was. The method has no bells and whistles attached to it, either, and involves flashing a custom recovery and pushing the SU binaries to your device. We’ll guide you how just past the jump.
It hasn’t been very long since the world saw Android 4.2 Jelly Bean come to light, with all its fancy new feature enhancements, some of which have been welcomed across the globe with great enthusiasm. Whether you’ve tried the latest Android flavor on your device yet or not depends solely on what smartphone or tablet you are carrying, or if you’re using a custom ROM or prefer stock ones, but Google is on a roll already, having let out Android 4.2.1 just a while back, carrying, among various others, a bug fix that’s more obvious than all the others – the missing “December” in the original 4.2 release, which rendered people with birthdays and anniversaries in the last month of the year, well, without a reminder of sorts.