New Nexus 7 with Android 4.3 to launch on July 31 with Staples, report says

July 19, 2013
Nexus 7 logo

First-gen Nexus 7 model

A fresh report features a purported image that lists several new Nexus 7 features – Android 4.3 included – and says the new 7-inch tablet will be launched on July 31 with a retailer.

Engadget has posted the following image, which includes several specs and features for the upcoming tablet, most of them in line with what we’ve heard so far about the tablet:

  • 7-inch display
  • 1.5GHz quad-core processor
  • 32GB of storage
  • 5-megapixel rear-facing camera
  • 1.2-megapixel front-facing camera
  • Android 4.3
  • 1080p output via “slim port”
  • Wireless charging

Those of you interested in certain particular hardware details (screen resolution, amount of RAM, type of processor, battery size, LTE connectivity), will have to wait for Google to actually unveil the device.

New Nexus 7

As you can see, the device will most likely keep the same product name – Google Nexus 7 – as its predecessor.

Furthermore, Engadget says that the tablet is set to launch on July 31 with Staples, with the tablets expected to arrive in stock starting with July 24. We would expect Google to have it in the Play store around the same time if not sooner, in case these details are the real deal.

As for pricing, a previous report said Nexus 7 pricing will start at $229 (16GB version) and $269 (32GB version).

New Nexus 7

With all that in mind it looks like Sundar Pichai’s breakfast with the press next week – July 24 – will indeed be about the new Nexus 7 and Android 4.3 Jelly Bean. Naturally, Android Authority will cover the announcement in great detail, so stick around!

Comments

  • Prouddad

    Wahooooo cant wait!

    • OMGgary

      Excitedly voting your comment up on a first gen (which still rocks, so the new one will be mindblowing value, if the stuff already leaked is anything to go by)

  • Victor V.

    anyone know the pricing for this? I noticed it’s about the same size as the Xperia Z Ultra. Now I understand the phablet craze.

    • Sox05

      Did you read the article?

      • Victor V.

        crap i just saw it at the bottom. Yea i read it but i missed the pricing portion.. hmm my mistake.

        • Deftdrummer

          No you just like to get confused and have everyone else answer your questions for you. Do some reading Victor. At first it was cute now you’re just being annoying.

          What you should be asking is why there isn’t an SD slot.

          • Victor V.

            I read the article. I believe it was edited since while i was “reading” it for the second time it was edited again. Either way no one answered my question to begin with. they did waste their own time making snarky comments.Well your comment was really the only “snarky” one. @sox05 just straight up pointed out my mistake. Thank you for that btw sox05.

          • Sox05

            No problemo.

  • Jean-Francois Messier

    What I want to see is the next generation of Google Nexus 10.

    • Victor V.

      Your post just made me realize that the number refers to the size of the screen not the number of iterations of the same device. For some reason I assumed that the nexus 7 was the 7th version of the nexus tablet device.

      • Daniel DS

        You just went full retard. Never go full retard.

        • Victor V.

          I’m new to nexus devices, I’m use to seeing numbers on the names of products referring to the number of iterations that that device has had. galaxy S2,S3,s4Note,Note II,Note III. As well as Iphones having a similiar naming pattern ..

          • Bjajjull

            Well, Nexus 4 isn’t 4″ but it’s the 4th Nexus phone.

          • Victor V.

            thanks,that is another example of the numbers representing the number of iterations a device has had. not the screen size of the device, bu apparently I went full retard presuming that was the case with the nexus tablets lol. My apologies.

          • OMGgary

            The Nexus naming scheme is a bit all over the place in fairness.
            I reckon the best thing they could do now, is to treat the current Nexus 4 phone and Nexus 7 & 10 tablets as series 1, then have this upcoming newer Nexus 7 as the beginning of series 2.

          • Victor V.

            http://www.geek.com/android/nexus-7-refresh-dubbed-nexus-2-7-inch-starting-at-229-1562490/

            Lol check this article out.I’m sure it will just add the the confusion. It is now being called the nexus II 7-inch.Well according to this article that is the name of it

          • Adam Outler

            I would go with year-model if I were to refer to it. Nexus 7 2013.

          • Mark Mann

            to be fair, the nexus phones started out as just nexus, and then nexus S, and the galaxy nexus, and then the nexus 4

        • Victor V.
      • Jean-Francois Messier

        7 is the actual diagonal measure of the display itself.

        • Victor V.

          yes i’m aware of that now. I was aware of that when i made that comment. Is the diagonal measurement not the standard measurement when someone refers to screen size?

          • Julian Sammy

            It is, Victor. The Nexus 4 is in the 4″ range (4.7″ to be exact), and the Nexus 10 is in the 10″ range (10.055″ to be very exact). It is plausible to think that they picked the phone name to represent the iteration, then saw the relationship to the size of the phone, and named the tablets to represent the size.

            Don’t be frustrated by the haters. Everyone is a novice at some point. The good thing is that ignorance can be cured. Stupidity and intelligence – those you mostly just have to live with. :)

  • VicMatson

    What about Lte?

    • OMGgary

      We probably won’t know that for certain until they confirm the SOC that is in this new Nexus 7. If they can do it for at least the model rumoured to sell for $269 (the 32GB model), then this will be a truly epic device.

  • spade

    Battery…?

    • Daniel DS

      Earlier leaks said 4000mAh But that’s impossible, even the first gen has a higher capacity battery, with it’s smaller resolution screen…

      • spade

        yea, i read somewhere its said like that either, sounds like fakes it should be more for higher display resolution….. :/

  • Gary Wilkinson

    Slimport no why haven’t they got a proper competitor to Airplay yet?