Front and Back of the Nexus 7 Tablet. (Photo:Google)
Google announced the release date and pricing information of its new 2013 Nexus 7 at a press event Wednesday.
The second-generation Nexus 7 would be available in the U.S. at a number of retailers such as Best Buy and Staples, starting July 30. Google will offer both a 16GB and 32GB version. The 16GB model will cost $229.99 while the 32GB version will retail for $269.
Online pre-order is now available at Best Buy. The listing on Best Buy's website confirms predictions that it will run the new Android 4.3 OS and include two cameras: a 5 megapixel rear camera and a 1.2 megapixel front facing camera.
The 4G LTE model will be available on AT&T, T-Mobile and Verizon. This version will feature 32GB of internal memory and will retail for $349 with a new contract.
The new Nexus 7 has a 7.62mm thick frame, a 7-inch LCD IPS display with 1920 x 1200 resolution at 323ppi. It has a 1.5Ghz Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 processor, Adreno 320 graphics and 2GB of RAM.
Comparing to the first gen Nexus 7 model, the new tablet is faster and thinner. The first Nexus 7 had a great display for an affordable tablet, but the New Nexus 7 offers even more, the 323 ppi pixel density being the highest available on a 7-inch tablet at the moment.
Other retailers that will have the new Nexus 7 available are OfficeMax, Staples, Amazon, RadioShack, GameStop, Walmart, Office Depot.
Several other countries will also release the new Nexus 7 in the coming weeks, including United Kingdom, Japan, Australia, Canada, Spain, South Korea, France and Germany.