The new Google Nexus 7 is now available in India through Google play store. The device comes in 16 GB and 32 GB internal storage versions. 16 GB device is priced Rs. 20,999, while the 32 GB device costs Rs. 23,999. This also means that the older version (2012) is no longer available from Play Store.
Nexus 7 came to India rather late. The device was launched in other international markets some time back. The launch may probably have extend to list the tablet along side Nexus 5 smartphone. Both Nexus 5 and Nexus 7 became available on Google play store from today.
What is new in Google Nexus 7 2013?
Every thing about the device has improved compared to the older version. The 7.02 inches IPS display offers full HD 1920×1200 pixels resolution at 323 ppi. This means a crisp clear picture quality on a rather small 7 inch screen area. It comes with Scratch-resistant Corning® glass.
Nexus 7 comes with Android 4.3 out of the box. However, Nexus devices by all probability will get further OS updates including an imminent Kitkat update which already started rolling out. The tablet is powered by 1.5 GHz Quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon™ S4 Pro processor along with Adreno 320, 400MHz GPU. There is 2 GB of RAM and 16 GB/32 GB internal storage.
The device supports Dual-band Wi-Fi (2.4GHz/5GHz) 802.11 a/b/g/n and there is Bluetooth 4.0 and NFC. The battery is of 3,950 mAH capacity and offers up to 9 hours of active use. There is 5.0 MP camera in the rear and a 1.2 MP front camera. The tablet weighs 290 g and has dimensions ranging 114 x 200 x 8.65 mm.
With such specification one can even think of replacing the regular smartphone with this tablet. The size would be the only deterrent as you cannot carry a 7 inch device in your pocket. One can even consider buying the older version from stores other than Play store. Amazon.in shows no stock for this device, but it is available from flipkart for Rs. 8999, which is a massive discount from the original price of 15,999. The older version won’t be available for long as the Google play store have discontinued with the sale which is an indication that the production of the device will be stopped.