Everything you need to know about the Google Nexus 7 2 Tablet

Finally, after waiting with baited breaths for so long, the new Google Nexus 7  tablet is out. Yes, it not is called the Google Nexus 7 2 as previously rumoured (That does sound weird, doesn’t it?)

The new Nexus 7 Tablet was revealed at the ‘Breakfast with Sundar Pichai’, Pichai being the new head  of the Android division of Google unveiled the tab yesterday. So, what does the new Google Nexus Tab come with? What are its stand out features? How different is it from the current Google Nexus 7 Tablet that we see in Indian markets?


Let’s dig in.

The new Nexus 7 has a 7-inch display just like the name suggests, only this time it boasts of a 1920 x 1200p, 323 ppi display which is even better than before. It has a 1.5 GHz Quad-core Snapdragon S4 pro Processor, 2GB RAM, 16 GB memory on board along with a 5-megapixel rear cam and a 1.2-megapixel front cam. But the star here is definitely the new version of the Jelly Bean OS – Android 4.3. This is the first this update has been unveiled for tablets.

So what’s different with Android 4.3 then?

Well, there is loads to look forward to – Android 4.3 comes loaded with goodies.

There is a new camera app on board which now lets you use your volume button as shutter which means that for the first time, Nexus tablets will have a physical camera. Wi-Fi connectivity too will improve with the always on function. What this means is that your phone will always be scanning for Wi-Fi so that you don’t have to do so – don’t worry, you can turn this feature off if you think its eating away your battery.

Bluetooth too will consume less power and run smoothly because of the Bluetooth low function. Audio streaming will be improved  with the  AVCRP function. There will also be changes look wise such as the inclusion of new Live wallpapers. With the new UI setting, Android 4.3 will get more juice out of your GPU while conserving your battery level. Animations have been improved and apps should run smoother than ever. The Android 4.3 – Jelly Bean OS also boasts of better touch sensitivity. Finally, Android 4.3 will also boast of improved notifications which will add to the experience.

But, that is just the software. The hardware too has taken a big leap. Let’s start with the screen. The screen is much better now, it will be more easy to use and light up better since the display density has been shot up from 216 ppi to 323 ppi. The display resolution is up 1920 x 1200p from 1280 x 800p.

The new Nexus Tab comes with 2 GB RAM which is incredible since the last one had 1 GB RAM. The processor too has been upped from 1.2 GHz to 1.5 GHz. In layman’s terms, it will definitely be the most powerful tabs in its league.

The camera is definitely a step up from the previous 1.2-megapixel one. The addition of a front facing one too is a  cool new feature which will help you video chat.