The new Nexus 7 is official

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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52 Comments
  • Awesome Possum can't wait to get my hands on it. Posted via Android Central App
  • Hopefully with video output this time!
  • The bezel is horrible. WTF
  • Yeah. I agree. It looks super out of proportion. Posted via Android Central App
  • You'll get over it. Posted via Android Central App
  • Agreed, that looks terrible.
  • 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.
  • Just glue the screen on correctly this time and I'll be happy.
  • +10000000
    I had to go through 3 last year to find one w/o a defect :-P
  • I gave up and just kept the second one. At least it hasn't gotten visibly worse.
  • 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.
  • Blown 89 says: Ugh, the rear speaker trend continues
    ___________________________________________________________________________________ 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. Posted via Android Central App
  • 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..
  • 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.
  • How much did you pay for the 64gb iPad? Posted using the amazing Razr MaxxHD by Motorola.
  • There's this thing called "Google Drive"...
  • It's a Nexus device, so you already knew that it wouldn't have an SD card slot. Posted via Android Central App
  • So we will call nexus 7 year models like cars to keep up with them I guess? Posted via Android Central App
  • For sale slightly used 2012 Nexus 7. Oil changes every 3,000 miles and new mag wheels! Posted via Android Central App
  • Leather?...Sunroof?..AC? :)
  • Why yes, it does have Android Central lol Posted via Android Central App
  • Super stoked for the LTE options, that is fantastic.
  • 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....
  • Keeping the name the same is just going to cause confusion :o\
  • TazUk says: Keeping the name the same is just going to cause confusion :o\
    ___________________________________________________________________________________ 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.. :-)
  • I second that!..Nexus 7.2.8.9.5?
  • Agreed, just look on the Walmart site. It's ridiculous. Posted using the amazing Razr MaxxHD by Motorola.
  • So glad I held out. Posted via Android Central App
  • Next year you will be sad! Posted via Android Central App
  • touche!
  • Miracast? Posted via Android Central App
  • Sorry,
    No.
  • 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
  • Staples had the 32GB 1st Gen Nexus 7 for $169, the 16GB for $149. These are brand new.
  • 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!
  • 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.
  • 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...
  • 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..
  • How does his comment make him a fanboy? Please elaborate. Posted via Android Central App
  • 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...
  • 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.
  • Battery size??Does not say anywhere even on bestbuy where preorders are up already...
  • 3,950 mah. 10 hours of Browsing... 9 hours of Streaming.
  • Is their pricing for the LTE option?
  • Sold I'll take two.