In our recent comparison of the Nexus 7 to the iPad mini, we suggested consumers hold off on a purchasing a device on the chance the Google would announce an update for the Nexus 7. It appears that the rumors turned out to be true, as Google announced several new versions of this Android-based tablet.
The 8GB Nexus has been effectively killed off, the 16GB version has been reduced in price, a new 32GB model was launched, and a 32GB one equipped with 4G HSPA+ was announced.
The tablet will be offered at $200 for the 16GB option and $250 for the 32GB option. This is currently available in the U.S., U.K., Australia, France, Germany, Spain, Canada, and Japan; the Nexus 7 is also available from GameStop, Office Depot, Office Max, Staples, and Walmart retailers.
The version that is going to include 32GB of storage and 4G HSPA+ connectivity will not be sold by AT&T or T-Mobile, but will be is compatible with these carriers’ networks, and many others around the world too. It will be offered on the Google Play store, but its launch date has not yet been revealed. This version is going to cost $300.
More About the Hardware
The Nexus 7 offers a 7-inch Gorilla Glass display with a 1280 x 800 resolution, an Nvidia Tegra 3 quad-core processor, and 1GB of RAM. The tablet offers a 1.2-megapixel front facing camera, and it currently runs Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean) but an upgrade to Android 4.2 is expected soon.
Have you seen our review of the Google Nexus 7?