Last year in the Google I/O 2012 event, Google announced the first generation nexus 7, the 7-inch android tablet that become the most popular 7-inch android tablet in the world. Two days ago in the little event in San Francisco, Google just announced the 2nd generation of nexus 7 along with updated jelly bean version, 4.3.
So what’s the differences between the 2012 and 2013 model? is it wroth to upgrade? lets find out
This is the area where most people complaining about the the first nexus 7. It only has 1280 x 800 resolution (216 ppi). The new nexus 7 seems like to solve this issue by packing FULL-HD 1080p 1920 x 1200 resolution (323 ppi).
The 1.2Ghz quad-core NVIDIA Tegra 3 processor in the old nexus 7 actually work really great and can handle almost every task smoothly, but seems like Google want to put more power to the new one by upgrading the processor to the 1.5GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro.
The old nexus 7 shipped with 8GB,16Gb, and 32Gb model, while the new nexus 7 only ship with 16GB and 32GB model. And they doubling the RAM on the new nexus 7 to 2GB
The New nexus 7 have two models in terms of connectivity, the wifi only version and 4G LTE version (upgraded from 3G from previous model). And the good news is that the 4G LTE version will works on almost every carrier network including T-Mobile, AT&T and Verizon, and of course it’s unlocked.
Well, with the upgraded spec you get on the new nexus 7, you will need to pay little bit more that the old one. the price tag for the nexus 7 are $229 (16GB), $269 (32GB) and $349 (32GB + 4G LTE).
To see more detail about the differences between the old nexus 7 and the new nexus 7 you can see the full comparison bellow