It's still 3 hours until Google's event today in San Francisco and the cat is out of the bag. Google's new tablet is up for pre-order at Best Buy.
Is anyone planning to buy the new Nexus 7? I am, and I just pre-ordered it.
As much as I like my Kindle Fire HD, I am also in need of a tablet that can be used for non-Amazon stuff. The KFHD is a decent media tablet but when it comes to things like email, news reading, web browsing, or pretty much anything that depends on Google's notification system, the KFHD is simply too dysfunctional.
The Nexus 7 also has the hardware I need. I don't care either way about the CPU speed, exceedingly high screen resolution, or pretty shell. The most important details for me are the front and rear cameras (and the fact this tablet is running full Android). The 5MP rear camera makes the new Nexus 7 the large-screen camera I want. (Yes, I am one of those tablet photography weirdos.)
Here are the specs:
- 7 inch, 1920 x 1200 pixel display
- 1.5 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro quad-core CPU with Adreno 320 graphics
- 2GB RAM
- 16GB to 32GB of storage
- Android 4.3 Jelly Bean
- 5MP rear camera and 1.2MP front-facing camera
- 802.11b/g/n WiFi, Bluetooth 4.0, and NFC
- SlimPort (with support for video output)
- 7.9? x 4.5? x 0.3?
- 11 ounces