Later this morning, Sundar Pichai, Google’s SVP of Android, Chrome and Apps, is having breakfast with the press where he’ll likely launch Android 4.3 and a new Nexus 7 tablet. But you can enjoy the appetizer even sooner: Best Buy is already taking pre-orders for the updated Nexus 7 and lists all of the specifications. Talk about spoiling your appetite!
If you’ve been following along with the various leaks of late, there aren’t any surprises in the new tablet as all of the specifications were previously reported. Here’s a run-down in case you missed or or want confirmation of the prior reports:
- 7-inch IPS panel with 1920 x 1200 resolution (323 pixels per inch)
- 1.5 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro chip, Adreno 32o GPU and 2 GB of memory
- Android 4.3 pre-installed
- 16 GB of internal memory for $229; 32 GB model for $269
- 5 megapixel rear camera; 2 megapixel front camera
- Bluetooth 4.0, 802.11 a/b/g/n Wi-Fi, GPS
- Weight of 11.2 ounces
- Measurements of 7.9 x 4.5 x 0.3 inches
In other words, the new Nexus 7 leaks have generally panned out and Google released a small Retina-quality display on a tablet before Apple has. And it’s doing so at a reasonable price.