Second-gen Nexus 7 listed on Best Buy's website


— 9:17 AM on July 24, 2013

Over the past little while, we've seen several leaks about the successor to Google's Nexus 7 tablet. Now, it seems, Best Buy has pulled the trigger on the device's product page a little early—mere hours ahead of a Google event that, according to the Associated Press, will involve Android and Chrome chief Sundar Pichai.

Source: Best Buy.

The Best Buy listing shows a $229.99 price tag and quotes a few key specs. The new Nexus 7 appears to have a 7-inch 1920x1200 IPS display, a 1.5GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon processor, 2GB of DDR3 memory, 16GB of flash storage, a 1.2-megapixel front camera, a 5-megapixel rear camera, and Android 4.3 pre-installed.

Physically, the new Nexus 7 is said to be 0.3" thick and to weigh 11.2 oz (or 0.7 lbs). In other words, it's thinner and lighter than the current-gen device, despite the higher-PPI screen and the improved specs.

That all sounds rather nice, although I'm a little disappointed to see the price go up. The first-gen Nexus 7 sells for $199, which already puts it at a premium over Amazon's $159 Kindle Fire. At $230, the new Nexus 7 will be even more expensive, which may give cash-strapped users even more of an incentive to go with the Amazon slate's inferior hardware and lower-resolution display.

   
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