7-24-2013 9-15-05 AM

Google has announced the much-anticipated successor to the Nexus 7, released a little over a year ago, today at a small press conference. Hugo Barra introduced the device, which has been leaked extensively in the past month (several of those times being here, more recently).

7-24-2013 9-15-05 AM

7-24-2013 9-17-19 AM 7-24-2013 9-19-28 AM

The new Nexus 7 is thinner by 1.8mm, and narrower by 2.75mm on each side of the bezel in portrait orientation. It's also 50 grams lighter. The specifications line up with what's been leaked to date - a quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro processor, 2GB of RAM, 7" 1920x1200 LCD display (presumably IPS, with a DPI of 323) with a claimed 30% wider range of displayable colors, virtual surround sound processing, 5MP rear and 1.2MP front camera, Qi wireless charging, and there will even be a model with LTE that will work on Verizon, AT&T, and T-Mobile's LTE networks (sorry, Sprint fans). Battery life was promised in the form of "9 hours of HD video playback." It will also, of course, ship with Android 4.3.

Update: The battery is 3,950 mAh (up to 9 hours of active use).

The new Nexus 7 will launch in the US on July 30th. See below for international and retail availability. The Nexus 7 will launch in the UK, Japan, Germany, Canada, France, South Korea, Spain, and Australia "in the coming weeks." Pricing is $229 for the 16GB model, $269 for the 32GB, and $349 for the 32GB with LTE (in the US).

7-24-2013 9-43-37 AM 7-24-2013 9-44-04 AM

7-24-2013 9-17-49 AM

Update: The new Nexus 7 is live on the Play Store, along with a sleeve case.

David Ruddock
David's phone is whatever is currently sitting on his desk. He is an avid writer, and enjoys playing devil's advocate in editorials, and reviewing the latest phones and gadgets. He also doesn't usually write such boring sentences.

  • atctech

    But why is it so ugly? The huge top and bottom bezels? I mean, I'm still getting it, but it's kinda hideous...

    • http://www.androidpolice.com/ David Ruddock

      They look larger, they're probably exactly the same size. It's just a visual effect caused by the proportionally smaller vertical bezels.

      • atlouiedog

        I think it looks weird and exaggerated in the promo shot in the woman's hand. The bezel looks fine to me in the on stage shot and other images.

      • Freak4Dell

        I don't think so. Somebody made a picture with both side by side, and the top and bottom bezels were larger.

        • http://www.androidpolice.com/ David Ruddock

          "Somebody made a picture." Yeah, I'll wait until we actually see it.

          • Freak4Dell

            Here you go: http://imgur.com/a/EyrMD

            These are pictures from the very same source that Cameron used for the article last night. A mockup can be faked easily. This would take more work to fake, and I don't see why anybody would bother. The first gen is shorter, but wider. I don't think it's a big enough difference for anybody to be whining about it.

          • http://www.androidpolice.com/ David Ruddock

            OK, it's very, very slightly taller. I have a hard time believing the height difference is what makes the horizontal bezels look large, though. It's definitely the visual disparity caused by the narrow vertical bezels.

          • Freak4Dell

            LOL...you can talk about what you think makes the bezels look larger all you want. They're clearly larger, since the screen is the exact same size. It's not like the difference in height comes from nowhere.

          • didibus

            Ya, but it's 1.5mm larger, so not that much larger though. While the bezels on the side got smaller. I feel it will look about the same in person. Though it will be easier to hold with one hand in portrait because of the smaller bezel, while it will be easier to hold with two hands in landscape, because of the larger bezels.

      • brkshr
    • zundug malohin

      I agree, the bezel look no good. Like large horse genital in aroused state.

      • mlj11

        Ugh. Seriously... How..?

        No. I don't wanna know.

    • Ark

      Whatever. It looks like a good place to put your fingers while you use it in landscape.

    • TylerChappell

      The top and bottom bezels are purposely made larger. It's a design decision. Matias Duarte talked about it in an interview with TheVerge's Joshua Topolsky.

      • atctech

        I understand. Maybe in person it will look better, but it looks really ugly to me, in the pictures.

        • TylerChappell

          I too find it a little jarring when I look at it. all I care about is it still being able to fit in my shorts pockets and jacket pockets, and it will. I don't wanna have to carry around a murse just to take my tablet with me everywhere.

          • atctech

            I looked at more pictures and a video. It's not as bad as I thought it was maybe... Like you said though, I'm going to use it either way.

    • atctech

      I saw more pictures and a video... Not as bad as I originally though. Still a little bit weird, but it's already growing on me. I will order one in a few weeks (unless they're sold out then, in which case I'll be waiting till they get more, just like I did with N4).

  • sourabh

    Android Police! Y U NO live blog such events

  • zundug malohin

    I no care abaus no nexu 7. It should got battery battery technology

  • Tony Culliton

    Me rikey

  • peter

    And NO increase to 64gb or 128gb - will skip this one

    • Haunter

      Yeeea... you should probably steer clear of all Nexus devices then.

      • peter

        i see....so all Nexus devices are maxed out at 32gb top.....sad.....
        sorry its 27gb after the OS goes on....

        • Haunter

          Been a Nexus user for a while now... coupled with Cloud services, 32Gb is more than enough.

  • Michael McIntosh

    i don't care about any of this stuff! where is sundar!

  • roberthenderson

    Waiting for the 10

  • gladgura

    Android 4.3 Key Lime Pie?

    • Ark

      5 is KLP, dumbass

      • gladgura

        Right..., because 4.0 is Jelly Bean and 3.0 was ICS? And as far as anyone knows KLP does not exist much less Android 5.0 to justify being called "Dumbass"

        • sam

          actually 3.0 was called honeycomb, 4.0 was ICS.

          • gladgura

            I was being sarcastic.

          • Ark

            Your sarcasm sucked, dumbass

          • gladgura

            Why so angry?

  • rogue3

    No word on a new Nexus 10?

    • sam

      wasn't announced today.

  • Rana
    • http://www.androidpolice.com/ David Ruddock

      Eh, the entry level price. We were already pretty certain on that. Thanks for the link, though.

  • Todd

    Boo on the no Sprint news, but at least they have added Verizon to go with the GSM carriers.

  • Danny Holyoake

    "In the coming weeks"?

    Are you fucking kidding me Google? Seriously?

    • sam

      yep, a more accurate date would have been better even if it was just the uk. The extra cost of the 16GB is $30 compared to nexus 7 v1 therefore the v2 should cost £179 instead of £159 in uk i would suspect.

    • Mike Reid

      Maybe Google has learned that they can't predict launches ?

      IMO, better than promising a date and then missing.


      Better than saying nothing at all. I expected "in the coming months" so this is good news to me.

  • Mystery Man

    Whats the weight comparison between Nexus 7 2012 and 2013?

    • http://www.androidpolice.com/ David Ruddock

      2013 is 50g lighter.

      • sam

        nope, it is 22.5g lighter. New: 317.5g Old: 340g.

  • pobautista

    Official promo video is out: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5LysTmwDan8 :)

    • http://www.androidpolice.com/ David Ruddock


  • Jordan DeBarth

    The video just got set to private.

    • pobautista

      It's back.

  • Simon Belmont

    Sounds really nice! I'll stick with my first generation one, though, because I love it.

    I imagine Google will be supporting it for a long time anyway. Congratulations to the folks grabbing the new one, though!

  • Marco Tavella

    Isn't the 32GB price $269?

    • http://www.androidpolice.com/ David Ruddock

      Whoops, typo.

  • hot_spare

    As usual shows the lack of distribution "competence" from google. Just announced for US and few other countries. Who gives a flyin $^@#&* about rest 263 countries??

    • qes

      The only Americans who know of the existence of other countries are the NSA and the Department of Defence.

  • Sean Lumly

    I'm glad that the headphone jack is on the top of the unit. I'm looking forward to hearing those speakers (it's only up from here). And I hope that the weight is also more evenly distributed.

  • Eddie J Camacho

    I still like having my micro sd card slot, it would be a key thing to selling even more as many of the consumers I've spoken to at Best Buy, Target, Walmart, etc. Many complained & didn't understand the limited memory due to the software, & would have liked the option to insert the micro sd that was just sitting around

    • James

      Exactly why I got rid of my first Nexus tablet and exactly why I'll be passing on this newer one. I have a Lenovo 9 incher now with sd card that suits me just fine.

  • KanishkSingh

    Is it compatible with GSM/HSPA and CDMA networks as well or just the LTE?
    LTE Coverage is still not comparable to the 3g/2g technologies.
    If its gonna work on 2g/3g, the it will have cdma as well as gsm radios.

  • F

    The old Nexus 7 is sold in way more countries than that on the Play Store. Google is f***ing pathetic.