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Second generation of Google Nexus 7 tablet review
Google is preparing to release the second generation of Nexus 7 tablet running on the latest version of the Android operating system. According to some rumors the gadget will be introduced on July 24th. Google sent out invitations to American journalists for presentation coming on July 24 in San Francisco. The most of analysts expect that new Nexus 7will be introduced on the press conference. However such expectations have not been confirmed. Representatives of Asus and Google do not comment the upcoming event.
Original Nexus 7 model
Google released original version of Nexus 7 in June 2012. The tablet became extremely popular due to powerful hardware and low price. By the end of 2012 Google was able to sell 4.5 million Nexus 7 tablets. A lot of analysts name Google Nexus 7 as the best Android tablet of 2012. Main competitors of Nexus 7 are Amazon Kindle Fire, Samsung Galaxy Tab and Apple iPad mini.
Google Nexus 7 generation 2 technical specs
Second generation of Google Nexus 7 has been developed in collaboration with ASUS. New Nexus 7 is powered by quad-core 1.5 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro processor has 2 to 4 GB of RAM, full HD 1980×1200 px display and equipped by 1.2-megapixel front and 5-megapixel rear cameras. In comparison original Nexus 7 runs on less powerful NVidia Tegra 3 processor, has 1 GB of RAM and equipped by single front camera with a resolution of 1.3 megapixels.
In addition the new Nexus 7 will come with two speakers located on the back panel and providing better quality sound. New Nexus 7 will have 16 or 32GB of built-in storage . The networking capabilities of the tablet include Wi-Fi and 3G support.
New operating system – Android Jelly Bean features
New Nexus gadgets traditionally come with the latest Android operating system. Most likely Google will introduce a new Android 4.3 Jelly Bean operating system together with the device running on it, i.e. new Nexus 7.
New Android operating system includes a feature that may significantly improve the battery life of Android gadgets. Operating system settings leave Wi-Fi partially enabled all the time. This feature allows to use Wi-Fi instead of energy hungry GPS for positioning whenever it possible. Also Jelly Bean supports energy-saving Bluetooth Low Energy standard. Camera app and headset Roboto have been updated for lower energy consumption.
New Google Nexus 7: Availability and Price
U.S. retailers may start receiving the gadget as early as July 20. Sales of new Nexus 7 tablet may start even this month. The estimated cost of 16 GB model of new Nexus 7 is $229. The price on 32GB model of second generation of Google Nexus 7 tablet should be around $269. There are also some expectations of price drop on the first original model of Google Nexus 7 tablet.