Nexus 7 old vs. new

See what Google has changed since its first attempt at a 7-inch tablet

The original Nexus 7 was a serious improvement to Android tablets when it was announced last year, and Google is trying hard to build on its success with the newest iteration of the device. Dubbed the "New Nexus 7", it packs a new set of internals -- Snapdragon S4 Pro processor, 2GB of RAM, rear camera and stereo speakers. We also have the pleasure of seeing a full 1920x1200 display around the front, showing off Android 4.3 in all its glory.

These internal updates are all wrapped in a new casing that adds a few things -- such as a soft touch back and thinner profile -- but drops the charging pins and relocates the headphone jack and microphone. All together we find this to be a leaner and better looking Nexus 7 that is worthy of the name. Hang with us after the break for a full side-by-side comparison of two generations of Nexus 7 hardware from ASUS and Google.

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The new one is awesome...

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jwyche007 says:

There is no "After the break" for app users ever. Please fix.

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jamie says:

I hate this too! Always have to go to the regular website.

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Pseu says:

Thank you for noting this happening for you as well. I thought perhaps I was just losing my mind.

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Pseu says:

Heck, I don't see any "after the break" pictures even when I hit the button in the app to go to the website in chrome.

http://m.androidcentral.com/pictures-two-generations-nexus-7

So it seems that I am, indeed, likely losing my marbles.

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No after the break on web either

Hunter Petit says:

+1

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droidhead_1 says:

Exactly what I was going to comment! Get out of my head!

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Warren Dance says:

To be honest I wish the writers would stop using that sentence anyway, such an annoying cheesy thing to say.

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After these messages, we'll be right back!

tr-1 says:

Can you please post a side by side picture of the same wallpaper to compare colors?

Channan says:

They shrunk the wrong bezels. :/

Should have made the top and bottom smaller instead of the sides.

tx_tuff says:

The only thing i don't like is the headphone jack on top. But I'm sure that is a 50/50 thing and just as many people like it on top as the ones that like it on the bottom.

I was going to comment the opposite. I'm *SO* glad they moved the headphone jack to the top. It always seems wrong to me to have it anywhere other than the top.

You're right - 50/50 thing. :-)

"just as many people like it on top as the ones that like it on the bottom"

TWSS

Hoppy063 says:

Still no HDMI connectivity......maybe next time

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Darth Spock says:

It connects to HDMI the exact same way that the previous one did. Through the micro-USB port.

ralphwiggum1 says:

Last Nexus 7 had no HDMI support. But you're right, this one does.

ralphwiggum1 says:

SlimPort (Mobility DisplayPort) support for HDMI. Same as Nexus 4.

Hunter Petit says:

This has Micro HDMI support.

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crxssi says:

But what should be CALL it?

Nexus 7.2?

omarsalmin says:

We call it by it's name, the Nexus 7

The website has nothing after the break either

The website has pictures after the break

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droidhead_1 says:

Not in my mobile browser..

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stoneule says:

I still think the older one looks better in every way. But those internals... man..

dc9super80 says:

I like the old one except for the silver border. That said I am not upgrading as mine works great. I prefer the Nexus 7 old or new to any other small (7 or 8in) tablet, including the iPad mini.