Nexus 7

Snapdragon S4 Pro CPU, 1920x1200 display, 4G LTE option

We're live from Google's San Francisco event, where the company has just unveiled the successor to last year's Nexus 7 tablet — the new Nexus 7! This year's 7-inch tablet is once again made by Taiwanese manufacturer ASUS, and boasts a higher-resolution screen, faster CPU.

The 2013 Nexus 7 is powered by a quad-core Snapdragon S4 Pro CPU and the display resolution has been bumped up to 1920x1200, while still fitting in a 7-inch diagonal frame. Unlike last year's model it also boasts a 5-megapixel rear camera and dual rear speakers.

In the U.S. there'll be a 4G LTE model offered, too.

Keep watching our liveblog for continuing coverage of Google's announcements today.

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There are 52 comments

jwyche007 says:

Awesome Possum can't wait to get my hands on it.

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ChrizzaiN says:

Hopefully with video output this time!

DreamSTi says:

The bezel is horrible. WTF

ne0ne says:

Yeah. I agree. It looks super out of proportion.

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You'll get over it.

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ucfgrad93 says:

Agreed, that looks terrible.

ejamison22 says:

Agreed, I think they could make it the nexus 10 by just moving back the bezel lol. Seriously though, make it 8"s and get rid of some of that bezel, its terrible.

Mike77 says:

Just glue the screen on correctly this time and I'll be happy.

kenyee says:

+10000000
I had to go through 3 last year to find one w/o a defect :-P

Mike77 says:

I gave up and just kept the second one. At least it hasn't gotten visibly worse.

Blown 89 says:

Ugh, the rear speaker trend continues.

I hate that as well... there's plenty of space in the front left and right for two speakers.

RaiderWill says:

Blown 89 says:

Ugh, the rear speaker trend continues
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Which is strange.. The Nexus 10 has Front Facing Speakers...

It's useless without SD card slot.

Most places that I travel to have no data signal from Verizon, T-Mobile, or AT&T. Wi-Fi is also not available...

Unless the new Nexus 7 comes with 64GB or more of available memory.

Lol at "useless". My current N7 32gb has no sd card slot and I use it everyday.

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RaiderWill says:

Kiersten,
I don't agree that it's "Useless" I think "Limited" is a better term.. But I do agree with you 100% that, there is enough room inside those big bezels to add a Dual-Sided 64 Gb Ram Module.. I have a 64 Gb iPad Mini.. with DOZENS (Too Damn Many) of Games, Movies, Pics, Music etc.. and still have like 15 gigs left.. out of the 64Gb 57.7 Gb is mine to play with.. It's a nice option to have.. If the word *Apple* does not Freak you out, Consider the Mini.. iPad Tablet & Android Smartphone = The Very Best of Both Worlds..

RaiderWill says:

Ooops..
I should have said "64 Gb of Dual Density Storage" not Ram.. :-)
Just awakened from my slumber..

And where the Hell is the "Edit" button for these post anyway!

I don't think Google engineers travel very much... or to the rest of the US that still has no decent voice cellular coverage... let alone data coverage from *any* carriers.

rbess1965 says:

How much did you pay for the 64gb iPad?

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TemporalBeef says:

There's this thing called "Google Drive"...

MERCDROID says:

It's a Nexus device, so you already knew that it wouldn't have an SD card slot.

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jamie says:

So we will call nexus 7 year models like cars to keep up with them I guess?

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jamie says:

For sale slightly used 2012 Nexus 7. Oil changes every 3,000 miles and new mag wheels!

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jontalk says:

Leather?...Sunroof?..AC? :)

MERCDROID says:

Why yes, it does have Android Central lol

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codiusprime says:

Super stoked for the LTE options, that is fantastic.

larrygeary says:

How does this new processor compare to the previous processor?

I have no idea, but I am sure that it is a bit faster and more battery efficient than the Tegra 3 was. I doubt it will be too much of a major difference. I just hope Android 4.3 is better optimized for the New Nexus 7 more than 4.2.2 was for the older model....

TazUk says:

Keeping the name the same is just going to cause confusion :o\

RaiderWill says:

TazUk says:

Keeping the name the same is just going to cause confusion :o\
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Your Right... unless there is a price drop on the "2012" Nexus 7, The simple minded might buy lasts years model and not even know it.. :-)

jontalk says:

I second that!..Nexus 7.2.8.9.5?

rbess1965 says:

Agreed, just look on the Walmart site. It's ridiculous.

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IRMonkey says:

So glad I held out.

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jamie says:

Next year you will be sad!

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judasmachine says:

touche!

MasterElwood says:

Miracast?

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RaiderWill says:

Sorry,
No.

jontalk says:

So what happens to the price on the first gen models? I still can't decide if it makes sense to own one of these.. There are TONS of them on Craigs List by people who bought one, used it for a couple of months and then realized they have no use for it

mitchythekid says:

Staples had the 32GB 1st Gen Nexus 7 for $169, the 16GB for $149. These are brand new.

dswatson83 says:

So will this work with any wireless charger? Anyone know the best ones to get for the best prices?

My eyes aren't deceiving me, it does say HDMI output! YES!

RaiderWill says:

Wait a Minute..
Why the Hell ARE the Bezels still so Damn Fat? with No Front Speakers & No Increase in Screen Size.. WTF? Boy, IMO they blew a chance to Really make this tablet compete Visually with the iPad Mini.. After seeing this The Mini stills holds the Crown of "Best Designed Tablet" on the Market.

movielover76 says:

It's the nexus 7, not the nexus 8 or nexus 8,9. Nexus 7 so no the screen size won't increase.

The iPad mini doesn't have front facing speakers either so that's a wash.

So basically you've declared the iPad mini better because of one look at the bezel? that's kind of absurd.

Btw the specs of this blow the iPad mini out of the water...

RaiderWill says:

Easy Fanboy.
I'm Galaxy Note Owner here as well.. :-)
Calm Down...

And yes.. The iPad Mini still is the "Class" of the Small Tablet Segment.

But don't get me wrong, After watching the Podcast, I see they indeed Did shrink the bezels on the New 7.. (3mm on each side) Andrew was able to hold it easily in 1 hand.. So, I am going to pick up a 16 Gb for what? $240.00 and check it out.. I still would NEVER sell my iPad Mini.. but at 7" it may save me $400.00.. Since I already have an 5.3 S-Pen device, why spend $700.00 on a 6 inch Note 3.. This will get just as many ROMS as the Note 3 will... Hmmm.. Think I'll swing by Walmart next week..

MERCDROID says:

How does his comment make him a fanboy? Please elaborate.

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rocket321 says:

In order of importance for me: Screen resolution is first, internal hardware is second. I don't even know where I'd put physical design. I guess that is a key difference between Apple owners and Google owners. The iPad mini and the vast majority of tablets on the market are a complete "no sell" due to poor quality low resolution screens.

I would speculate that they needed the extra room to add in additional tech. This tablet is significantly thinner, no? The parts have to go somewhere...

RavenSword says:

So wouldn't that bezel redesign mean googles going to have to implement some thing like apple does where you can still pan through the different panels even if you have two fingers on the screen? The way google has it now there isn't multitouch panning.

LegacyEvoAce says:

Battery size??Does not say anywhere even on bestbuy where preorders are up already...

RaiderWill says:

3,950 mah.

10 hours of Browsing... 9 hours of Streaming.

movielover76 says:

Is their pricing for the LTE option?

BB_Bmore says:

Sold I'll take two.