THE NEW NEXUS 7 is the second 7in tablet to boast Google's branding. It follows the legacy set by the first Nexus 7, which having been released in 2012 remains one of the only Android tablets to have any real success at stealing sales from Apple's seemingly unconquerable iPad. A key reason for this was Google's decision to radically undercut the iPad's price, setting the price of the 2012 Nexus 7 at less than £200.
One year on, the 2013 Nexus 7 is designed to pull the same trick, offering buyers top-end specifications with prices starting at a modest £199. Key upgrades include a more powerful 1.5GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon processor, 2GB of RAM and a 7in 1920x1200 HD 1080p 323ppi touchscreen that Google claims is the most advanced display available on a tablet.
Still, with Apple rumoured to be on the verge of unveiling a followup to its popular iPad Mini tablet, the new Nexus 7's long-term appeal might be fleeting. Check back soon for our full written review of the Google Nexus 7 2013 model. µ