Google wants to repeat the magic of Nexus 7 once again with the launch of new version of the same device. Last year Google launched the nexus 7 tablet manufactured by ASUS which was a huge hit because of its affordable price and easy to carry size. This year they released the next generation tablet with higher specs.
Yatendra Singh our writer on technology is excited !
CPU: 1.4 GHz quad core Snapdragon S4 Pro
RAM: 2 GB
Display: 1920X 1200 pixels (323 ppi)
Operating System: Android 4.3 Jelly Bean
Storage: 16GB/ 32 GB
Speaker: Dual Stereo
Camera: 5 MP Rear Camera
Connectivity: WIFI dual Antenna, Unlocked 4G LTE, Bluetooth 4.0
After reading the above specification you will find that it’s huge improvement over the last year device. Specially display now qualifies the retina display category (A sexy name given by apple to the screen displays which have more than 300 ppi). So theoretically your eyes can’t notice the pixilation. Other big improvements are in CPU and RAM. Now Snapdragon S4 pro quad core CPU with one extra GB of RAM makes the ‘jelly bean’s project butter’ really buttery smooth. More to this, device is now lighter, narrower and thinner. So it fits easily in your hand and pocket. New nexus 7 also support 4G LTE dual band and wireless charging.
And all these extra features come with extra 30$. YES! This year’s nexus 7 is 30$ costlier than the last years. Its price is now 229$(For 16 GB WIFI only). Google is hoping people will pay extra money for this revamped device.
In the software area Google has now pushed the new version of android Jelly Bean 4.3. This version has restricted profile as a major new feature along with few minor tweaks.
There is no news when the new Nexus 7 will be rolled out in India. But Amazon India is already offering Rs 5000 discount on old Nexus 7. So we can assume that new device will be available very soon with the expected price of Rs.16000 – 18000(for 16 GB version). Considering the specs, it is still a good price compared to iPad Mini, the same size tablet offered by apple. If you can’t wait, you can buy the old device with discounted price of Rs 11,900. Which is a very attractive price for a premium device like Nexus 7.