And Google has continued the tradition with the new Nexus 7, which is still being built by Asus. Here’s what you get for $230:
- A 1920×1200 resolution screen, putting the pixel density at 323ppi, about a third more than the original Nexus 7.
- A 1.5 Ghz quad-core processor, the Qualcomm S4 Pro, with an Adreno 320 GPU and 2GB of RAM.
- Bluetooth 4.0 support, which is pretty much all a lot of people needed to hear.
- A rear-facing five-megapixel camera. Sorry, the front-facing camera is pretty much the same.
- An LTE version is on the way, but won’t be out for a little while.
- Dual stereo speakers, which is a pretty big step up audio-wise as well.
- And, of course, Android 4.3.
Yep, Google’s packing a lot of tablet into a small space. The big question, of course is… should you upgrade? Personally, as a Nexus 7 owner, while I find this tablet drool-worthy, and if you don’t own a tablet, I think this is the tablet to own, I’m holding off. This is a nice bump up from the original, but the original has only been out a year or so. And it supports Android 4.3, so you’ll be getting all the softwarefeatures, even if those speakers and that camera are a nice addition.