Google might be just hours away from unveiling the next-generation Nexus tablets, but it seems that the party has just been spoiled by US based retailer, Best Buy.
The retailer has started taking pre-orders for the new Nexus 7 tablets prior to its official launch. The new Nexus 7, which has been listed on the retailer’s website, comes at a starting price of $229.99 for the 16GB variant and $269.99 for the 32GB variant. The 3G/ LTE versions have not been listed though the tablet appears to feature a slot for the SIM-card, at the back.
No one has ever imagined the stupendous success of Google Nexus 7. Suddenly, the market for 7-inch Android tablet picked up. Whether to believe or not, Nexus 7 even cruched iPad 3 in the coolness factor.
The Nexus 7 will now have a rear-facing camera, which was missing from the last version, at 5.0 megapixels. The front-facing camera, designed mostly for videoconferencing, will retain its 1.2 megapixel quality.
The new device will ship with the as-yet unreleased Android 4.3 software, and 16GB and 32GB models, as before, will both be available.
There is no mention of any extra data ports – a SlimPort Micro USB 2.0 connector still the only named connector, which potentially rules out space for a Micro SD card.
The new Nexus 7 sports a 5-megapixel rear camera and a 1.2-megapixel front facing camera. Connectivity options include Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and NFC. The tablet comes pre-loaded with Google apps like Google Search by Voice 2.1, Gmail, Google Talk, Google Maps, Google Street View, YouTube, among others. The tablet comes in two variants 16GB and 32GB with non-expandable storage options.
Google Nexus 7 (second generation) key specifications :-
7.0-inch HD display with a resolution of 1920×1200 pixels1.5GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro 8064 processor
5-megapixel rear camera
1.2-megapixel front facing camera
16GB/32GB internal storage
Android 4.3 Jelly Bean
NFC, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi