Google has officially pulled the wrappers off its much-hyped, next-generation Nexus 7. And it definitely doesn’t disappoint.
Crammed with stacks of new features, it looks set to give the iPad mini and Amazon Kindle Fire a real fight in the battle to be tablet number one.
Knocked into shape by Asus, the new Nexus 7 rocks a snappy 1920x1200 7-inch display, serving up Full HD 1080p video. There’s a five-megapixel camera round the back, with a 1.2-megapixel effort up front for video chats.
Excitingly, the Nexus 7 will also be the first device to use Android 4.3. That means a tweaked and more enhanced user experience than on any other Android device, whether it’s a smartphone or slate.
Other specs include NFC, the latest Bluetooth tech and nine hours of battery life watching movies or browsing the web.
What’s more, Google has baked in 4G smarts, which means this device will motor when paired with a super fast SIM card.
The Nexus 7 is set to launch on July 30th in the US, with a price tag of $230 for the basic 32GB model. That’s pricier than the old-school version, but still a darn sight cheaper than an iPad mini.
International release dates are yet to be announced.