Google Nexus 7.2: Faster, Leaner, Sharper

The nexus Tablet boasts FullHD display, Android 4.3 and large memory. For the first time, there is now also a 5-megapixel rear camera. The price has become slightly more expensive.

With the ASUS Google nexus 7 Google has a real budget Tablet boom last year triggered, quickly followed by the first Apple iPad mini and manufacturers also sent with the ASUS ASUS MemoPad 10 FHD least a top device in terms of value for money in the race.

Yes, that Google wanted to put even in the face of the success of the in-house flat computer, which is why it has this week “Nexus 7.2” called the “new” nexus 7, in the press, presented. Compared to the predecessor has changed a lot, ranging from the size and weight. So the depth by almost two millimetres has been reduced to slender 8.65 mm, also the device instead of 340 weighs only 290 grams.

For gamers

The quad-core processor of Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro type cycles with 1.5 GHz per core and is now a 2 GB large memory support. In Federation with the Adreno 320 GPU that should be able to represent liquid 7 thus also complex 3D games nexus. The biggest highlight, however, is the IPS display. This is now no longer a 1,280 x 800 pixels – but a full HD 1080 p resolution. Thus, the pixel density increases on 323 ppi. Also, the screen by Corning Gorilla glass is protected.

The internal memory is either 16 or 32 GB, in addition to a 1.2 MP front-facing camera now also a 5 MP back camera with autofocus is aboard. As the operating system running the latest update for Android jelly bean (version 4.3). This includes inter alia limiting the rights of users with multiple accounts and a few power-saving capabilities, but overall no earth-shattering changes. The battery fall out with 3.950 mAh capacity slightly smaller than that of the first nexus 7 (4,325 mAh), to hang in there still up to nine hours of active use. Now, instead of a mono speaker, stereo and surround speaker are installed.

Optional for LTE

While dual-band Wlan 802.11 a / b / g / n, NFC, Bluetooth 4.0, MicroUSB, GPS in every variation on board, optionally a LTE chip for mobile Internet is installed. In the United States, the new Nexus 7 is available from the 30.7, Germany shall be controlled in the coming weeks. The price for the cheapest option 16 GB with Wi-Fi-only 229 US dollars and that $30 will cost more than its predecessor at the start. Given the great specs, this is but bearable, I think. The bar is certainly high and I’m curious how Apple responds 2 with the next iPad mini.