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New Nexus 7 goes up for sale on Google Play store, but 4G model is missing

First tablets set to land Friday
Wed Aug 28 2013, 15:00

INTERNET GIANT Google has unleashed its latest tablet on the world, putting the new Nexus 7 up for sale on the Google Play store on Wednesday.

The 16GB model will set you back £199, while the 32GB version costs £239. Both models are WiFi only, and are set to wing their way to eager buyers within one or two days of an order being placed. Although a 4G version is set to be available, there is no reference to this model on the Google Play store currently.

Improving on the original Google Nexus 7, the new Nexus 7 features a higher resolution 7in 1920x1200 HD display with 323ppi pixel density.

Google Nexus 7 2  has a full HD 7in screen

The high-end specifications continue throughout, with the new Nexus 7 boasting a quad-core 1.5GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon Pro processor, 2GB of RAM and Google's latest Android 4.3 Jelly Bean mobile operating system.

Android 4.3 Jelly Bean is an incremental update, but it delivers a handful of new features. These include multi-user support with restricted profiles, support for Bluetooth Smart technology and OpenGL ES 3.0 support.

Google Nexus 7 2 has a 5MP rear-facing cmaera

Software aside, the new Nexus 7 also improves on its predecessor with dual 5MP and 1.2MP cameras, as the original featured just a front-facing camera. The storage rises from 8GB and 16GB to 16GB and 32GB models, and there's also virtual surround sound and an improved battery that Google claims can handle up to nine hours of HD video. The tablet is also 2mm thinner than last year's model and 50g lighter.

For all the latest pricing and availability details, check out our new Nexus 7 release date, price and where to buy roundup. µ

 

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