Nexus 7.

Like the black Nexus 7, only white

The white Nexus 7 is upon us, having been announced just yesterday alongside the two new Google Play edition devices. Today we've got our hands on the freshened-up version of Google and ASUS' 7-inch slate, which on the inside is the same tablet we've been using since the summer — a 1920x1200 display, 1.5GHz quad-core processor, 2GB of RAM and 32GB of storage on this particular model. And yes, it's still running pure, unadulterated Android 4.4 KitKat.

On the outside things are just a little different. It's white, not black, with a slightly glossier, more reflective finish — most likely to prevent the device from picking up scuffs and marks. The difference is similar to the contrast between the white and black Nexus 5s — a different look and glossier texture on the white model. (And like that device, the front bezel around the screen remains black.)

We've got a hands-on photo gallery waiting after the break.

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In pictures: The white Nexus 7

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I bought my Nexus 7 Black(2013) a month ago, It has changed my life. Its the perfect size, fast , fun, I would have bought the white nexus 7 at that time if avail, like my Ipad. The nexus7 however is better in its under $200.00 price tag than any ipad for over $400.00.

Long Live Nexus 7

I went from an iPhone 3gs to owning a moto x, htc one & Nexus 5 & 7. Now THAT changed my life. Lol

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I remember you are having the same set up like me. I thought for long time which phone to get rid of, and finally Nexus 5 got the boot. I am happy with my X, One and N7 for one. Which phone of these 3 are you thinking to let go?

I already own the all black variant and would have have sold it in an heartbeat to purchase this one, if it was completely white.

Dammit, my wife is going to kill me and say that I should've gotten her a white Nexus 7 ( got her a black one) to go with her white GS4. :p

It seems like more companies are adding additional colors after the initial product release, now. It's not a big deal, but I usually prefer the new color option(s). I'll consider this when I'm shopping for my next device.

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If the texture is different (like the Nexus 5) this also provides alternatives to people rather than the slightly "grippy" black back of the original Nexus 7 2013.

Nice touch in my opinion.

This, coupled with the Google Play Edition LG 8.3, provides more stock android options in this size space for consumers.

Shame the LG 8.3 is priced so high.

Yea, if it would have cost 299.99 or 300 for a 16 GB and 350 for the 32 I would buy it, but it is expensive at 350. It was between that and the iPad mini 2, but both cost to much for what we get

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This is NOT a White Nexus 7...it's a black unit with a bumper sticker ¬¬' Come on guys, if you're gonna make a white device at least change the front color! That's just lazy design!

Black always works better with the display in all of the situations.Try and watch a movie for 2 hours, or play a game, or read something in daylight having that freakin white bezel distracting you at every eye move.I think a lot of people who had to deal in the past with white front devices agrees.So, this compromise seems to work just fine.And it also looks way better, at the same time nobody can mistake your Nexus 7 with a Samsung Tab, or the 5 with an S4 and so on...

I agree about white bezels on devices. Comparing my white S4 to my friend's black S4 at the same brightness, the screen just seemed brighter against the black bezel than against my white bezel. I enjoyed the novelty of having a white phone for a little while, but I think that's it for me and white devices. I like all black a lot better. There's no situation in which I think white really complements the screen better than black. What Google's doing is a decent compromise, but i like the two-tone look even less than all white.

Reflective on the second last photo. I prefer white colored devices but I'll stay with my black nexus 7

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