Nexus 7 (2013 version)
|Product family||Google Nexus|
|Introductory price||16 GB: US$229
32 GB: US$269
32 GB (LTE model): US$349
|Operating system||Android 4.3 Jelly Bean (Upgradable to 4.4.4 KitKat)|
|Power||Internal rechargeable non-removable lithium-ion polymer 3,950 mAh 16 Wh battery, Qi Wireless Charging|
|System-on-chip used||Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro APQ8064–1AA|
|CPU||1.51 GHz quad-core Krait 300|
|Memory||2 GB DDR3L RAM|
|Storage||16 or 32 GB|
|Display||7.02-inch (178 mm), 1920×1200, widescreen 8:5 aspect ratio, 323 ppi - 127 ppcm, Scratch-resistant Corning glass IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen|
|Graphics||400 MHz quad-core Adreno 320|
|Sound||Stereo Speakers, 5.1 surround sound by Fraunhofer, MP3, WAV, eAAC+, WMA,|
|Input||GPS/GLONASS, Dual Microphone, gyroscope, accelerometer, light sensor, magnetometer, hall sensor, proximity sensor (with cellular model)|
|Camera||1.2-MP front-facing 720p video recording, 5.0-MP rear-facing f2.4 AF, 1080p video recording|
|Connectivity||3.5 mm headphone jack, Bluetooth 4.0, Wi-Fi Dual-band (802.11 a/b/g/n @ 2.4 GHz & 5 GHz), Miracast, NFC, Micro USB 2.0, Slimport, 4G LTE (with cellular model)|
|Online services||Google Play|
|Dimensions||200 × 114 × 8.65 mm (7.87 × 4.49 × 0.34 in)|
|Weight||Wi-Fi only: 290 g (10 oz)
Cellular model: 299 g (10.5 oz)
|Predecessor||Nexus 7 (2012 version)|
|Website||Nexus 7 2013|
The second generation Nexus 7 is a mini tablet computer co-developed by Google and Asus that runs the Android operating system. It is the third tablet in the Google Nexus series, a family of Android consumer devices marketed by Google and built by an original equipment manufacturer partner. Following the success of the original Nexus 7, a second generation of the device was released on July 26, 2013, four days earlier than the originally scheduled date due to early releases from various retailers. The tablet was the first device to ship with version 4.3 of Android.
The second iteration of the 7 in (180 mm) tablet, code named "Razor", has various upgrades from the previous generation, including a 1.5 GHz quad-core Snapdragon S4 Pro processor, 2 GB of memory, a 1920×1200 pixel display (323 pixels per inch; 127 ppcm), dual cameras (1.2 MP front, 5 MP rear), stereo speakers, built-in inductive Qi wireless charging, and a SlimPort (via micro USB connector) capable of full high-definition video output to an external display.
All Nexus devices, including the Nexus 7, run a version of Android free of manufacturer or wireless carrier modifications (e.g., custom graphical user interfaces or 'skins' such as TouchWiz and HTC Sense) commonly included on other Android devices. Nexus products also feature an unlockable bootloader, which enables replacement of the device's firmware—which in turn enables "rooting" the device, thereby enabling user access to privileged control over the Android environment and further development or modification of the operating system. An update to Android 4.4 was released in November 2013, followed by another update to Android 4.4.2 one month later and eventually an update to Android 4.4.3 in June 2014.
Hardware and design
The Nexus 7 (ASUS-1A008A) is both thinner and lighter than its predecessor. It is manufactured by Asus, and comes with a Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro APQ8064–1AA SoC, (1.5 GHz quad-core Krait 300 and an Adreno 320 GPU, clocked at 400 MHz). The new Nexus 7's SoC is believed to be a variation of Qualcomm's Snapdragon 600 processor (branded as "S4 Pro") underclocked to 1.5 GHz. It has 2 GB of RAM (doubling that of the previous generation) and is available with either 16 GB or 32 GB of internal flash memory storage. Like all other current-generation Google Nexus devices, there is no option for additional storage via micro SD expansion card. The Nexus 7 2013 natively supports OTG cable micro USB to USB flash drives, and USB SD card readers via the Nexus Media Importer for read/write (including NTFS formats). The battery is reported to last up to 9 hours of HD video playback and 10 hours of web browsing or e-reading. The battery's capacity has been lowered from 4,325 mAh in the 2012 Nexus 7, to 3,950 mAh in the 2013 version. Despite this reduction, battery life typically exceeds that of the original due to hardware and software optimisations.
The Nexus 7 screen now has a 1920×1200 pixel resolution compared to previous model's 1280×800. Additionally, the panel's contrast ratio and color gamut are reportedly superior to the previous model.
The Nexus 7 was initially only available in black, but in December 2013 a white option was added.
|Storage||16/32 GB||32 GB||32 GB|
|Carriers||None||AT&T, T-Mobile, Verizon||Many|
|2G||None||GSM: 850/900/1800/1900 MHz||GSM: 850/900/1800/1900 MHz|
The reviews of the second-generation Nexus 7 have been highly favorable with many reviewers claiming it to be the best 7-inch tablet in the market. Reviewers praised the device for its size, design, display, price, inclusion of a rear-facing camera, contemporary user interface and the growing number of tablet-optimized Android applications. It has been praised for being a notable improvement over its predecessor. The device competes with iPad Mini, Kindle Fire HDX and Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 7.0.
Android 4.4, which arrived shortly after the release of the Nexus 7, has a bug where it does not play HD video at 60 FPS.
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|Wikimedia Commons has media related to Nexus 7.|
- Nexus 7 (2nd generation) – official Google site
- Nexus 7 (2nd generation) – official Asus site
- Asus Nexus 7, 2013 Press Release - official site
- Detailed comparison: Google Nexus 7 (2013) vs. Google Nexus 7 (2012)
- Detailed comparison: Google Nexus 7 LTE (2013) vs. Google Nexus 7 3G (2012)
- Nexus 7 WiFi (2013) System Information and benchmark results