It still says orders of the second-generation slate running updated Android 4.3 Jelly Bean may not ship until as late as July 30, but free ground shipping is also being thrown in for a limited time. Both the 16GB version ($229) and the 32GB ($269) models appear to be available for ordering at the moment.… Read more
Whenever a new iPad is announced, it's quickly followed by a flood of accessory manufacturers announcing new cases for it. With the new Nexus 7, the number of case announcements is more of a trickle, but we expect to see lots more in the coming weeks.
Of course, plenty of sleeve-style cases for the old Nexus 7 will fit the new Nexus 7 because the two products, while not exactly the same size (the new model is slightly taller and slimmer), are similar enough to fit in a sleeve that has some play to it. However, fitted cases truly … Read more
Consumers should be able to snag the new Nexus 7 from Best Buy stores starting today.
A spokesperson for the electronics retailer told CNET that the new Nexus 7 is now available at Best Buy, both online and at retail stores. Initially, the tablet wasn't scheduled to start selling until Tuesday, July 30.
Online preorders for the Nexus 7, which kicked off yesterday, also show today as a pickup date for a wide number of stores. To check this out yourself, open the Best Buy product page for the Nexus 7, either the 16GB or 32GB edition. Click on … Read more
It's been over a year since the original Nexus 7 tablet took a bow. The much-anticipated update has now taken center stage and customers are mulling whether or not to buy it.
In this piece, Crave's Eric Mack tosses around his pros and cons of buying one ASAP vs. waiting a bit. On one hand, he says, the device comes with the fresh Android 4.3 OS and boasts a nice screen-quality upgrade. On the other hand, a Verizon version may require a long wait and a better competitor could come along soon. Turns out he's planning … Read more
It doesn't look like Motorola and its parent company, Google, got the memo that there is supposed to be a lull in device introductions during the summer.
This week Motorola introduced not one, but three new smartphones, exclusive to Verizon Wireless. And Google, which now owns Motorola, took the wraps off the latest version of its Android software, plus two new devices: the updated Nexus 7 tablet and the new Chromecast streaming media device for TVs.
And the hits are expected to keep coming, as Motorola is slated to unveil its much anticipated flagship smartphone, the Motorola X, at … Read more
Pound for pound, the Nexus 7 is the best small tablet you can buy. It houses a ridiculously sharp, bright screen, its gaming performance is second only to the fourth-generation iPad, and as a Google-branded tablet it will always see the latest version of Android before any other tablet brand.
Also, at $230 (for 16GB), it's still an affordable tablet with one of the highest values in the market, despite a $30 price hike over the previous generation. The $270 32GB Wi-Fi model and $350 4G LTE version are even better values, especially compared with similar configurations of the … Read more
The unveiling of the second-generation Nexus 7 Android tablet on Wednesday was something I'd been waiting months for -- ever since a cracked screen essentially bricked my original Nexus 7 (although it could enjoy a second life as a dedicated e-reader).
Yet now that the new Nexus is here, Google's Chromecast streaming-media stick has stolen all the buzz. I've been a big fan of the Nexus 7, but I'm now thinking about waiting longer before diving into the latest Nexus tablet. Let's take a quick tour of my reasons for and against hopping in line for a new Nexus 7 right now (and be sure to read CNET's official review of the Nexus 7 -- it got four stars). … Read more
The new Nexus 7 may offer a sneak preview of the Retina display on a rumored update to the iPad Mini.
Google's 7-inch tablet's 1,920x1,200 display is not unlike what is expected to appear on the iPad Mini Retina, Richard Shim, an analyst at NPD DisplaySearch told CNET.
In short, the Nexus 7 boasts a pixel density of 323 pixels per inch -- one the highest yet for a tablet. That's almost exactly the same density of the 2,048x1,536 display expected to appear on the 7.9-inch iPad Mini Retina.
And Shim says … Read more
It's finally here. The new Nexus 7, Google's update to its flagship tablet, was officially revealed today during a San Francisco press conference.
While the name remains unchanged, the new Nexus 7 does have a few differences from its predecessor.
Namely, Google emphasizes its ultracrisp 1080p HD display, which boasts an impressive 323 pixels per inch. It's also equipped with a rear-facing camera, a slimmer profile, and 4G LTE capabilities.