Nexus 7 – ‘Razor’: What to expect…

The company that everyone knows about on the internet, the company that everyone uses on the internet and the company that everyone may soon be known to on the internet (if they continue to accumulate a mass of data) – Google. Google is expected to launch the next version of their highly successful Nexus 7 tablet tonight following weeks of speculation and rumour in regards to hardware and their newest specs.

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Android Police claim to have had sight of the newest tablet from Google but has not released many details. In an earlier leak we understood it would be on sale from 30th July and now more has emerged from the web-o-sphere.

The new Nexus 7 will have a 1920 X 1200 display over the previous 1280 X 800, which gives the Nexus 7 around 320 pixels per inch. The devices is also expected to feature a 1.5 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro processor with Adreno 320 graphics – this is over the Nvidia Tegra 3 that shipped in the previous model.

The web has been up in arms over the smaller details – Android Police claims the device they handled only has 2GB RAM while other sources claim it may ship with 4GB RAM. A benchmark ran by Android Police demonstrated that the chip was faster than the Nexus 4 but could match the HTC One’s Snapdragon 600 processor. Android Central also leaked images last week showing us that the device will likely ship with a 1.2 MP front facing camera and a 5 MP rear facing camera for taking photos. The prices leaked from a Best Buy leaflet indicate a $229 selling price which equates to £150 for the 16GB model.

The Nexus 7 is the direct competitor to Apple’s iPad mini and so far has held its own in the arena. Apple touted that the iPad mini’s screen was far superior at 7.9 inches in comparison to the Nexus 7’s 7 inch display which can have a rather awkward display ratio for surfing the web and other content. That said Google has pipped Apple to the post again with the Nexus line – up. The Nexus is cheaper than the iPad mini by over £100 and now it will sit comfortably in the top few best smaller tablets. To get a full glimpse at Google’s next Nexus which has been codenamed ‘Razor’ – make sure you view the Google announcement at 19:00 BST.

 

Source Android Police and Android Central

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