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Nexus 7 (2013 version)

Nexus 7 (2013 version)
File:Nexus 7 2013 Logo.jpg
Developer Google, Asus
Manufacturer Asus
Product family Google Nexus
Type Tablet computer
Release date

July 26, 2013 (United States) August 13, 2013 (Canada)[1] August 28, 2013 (United Kingdom)[2]

November 20, 2013 (India)
Introductory price 16 GB: US$229
32 GB: US$269
32 GB (LTE model): US$349
Discontinued April 25, 2015[3]
Operating system Android 4.3/"Jelly Bean" (upgradable to 5.1/"Lollipop")
System-on-chip used Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro APQ8064–1AA[4]
CPU 1.51 GHz quad-core Krait 300
Memory 2 GB DDR3L RAM
Storage 16 or 32 GB
Display Script error: No such module "convert". 8:5 aspect ratio, 323 ppi (127 ppcm) pixel density 1920×1200 178° view angle backlit IPS LCD, scratch resistant Corning Fit glass 10 point capacitive touchscreen
Graphics 400 MHz quad-core Adreno 320
Sound Stereo Speakers, 5.1 surround sound by Fraunhofer, MP3, WAV, eAAC+, WMA,
Input GPS/GLONASS, Dual Microphone, gyroscope, accelerometer, light sensor, magnetometer, hall sensor, proximity sensor (with cellular model)[5]
Camera 1.2-MP front-facing 720p video recording, 5.0-MP rear-facing f2.4 AF, 1080p video recording
Connectivity 3.5 mm headphone jack, Bluetooth 4.1, Wi-Fi Dual-band (802.11 a/b/g/n @ 2.4 GHz & 5 GHz), Miracast, NFC, Micro USB 2.0, Slimport, 4G LTE (with cellular model)
Power Internal rechargeable non-removable lithium-ion polymer 3,950 mAh 16 Wh battery, Qi Wireless Charging
Online services Google Play
Dimensions Script error: No such module "convert".
Weight Wi-Fi only: Script error: No such module "convert".
Cellular model: Script error: No such module "convert".
Predecessor Nexus 7 (2012 version)
Successor Nexus 9
Related articles Google Nexus
Website Nexus 7 2013

The second generation Nexus 7 is a mini tablet computer co-developed by Google and Asus that runs the Android operating system. It is the third tablet in the Google Nexus series, a family of Android consumer devices marketed by Google and built by an original equipment manufacturer partner. Following the success of the original Nexus 7, a second generation of the device was released on July 26, 2013, four days earlier than the originally scheduled date due to early releases from various retailers.[6][7][8][9] The tablet was the first device to ship with version 4.3 of Android.[10]

The second iteration of the Script error: No such module "convert". tablet, code named "Razor",[11] has various upgrades from the previous generation, including a 1.5 GHz quad-core Snapdragon S4 Pro processor, 2 GB of memory, a 1920×1200 pixel display (323 pixels per inch; 127 ppcm), dual cameras (1.2 MP front, 5 MP rear), stereo speakers, built-in inductive Qi wireless charging, and a SlimPort (via micro USB connector) capable of full high-definition video output to an external display.



All Nexus devices, including the Nexus 7, run a version of Android free of manufacturer or wireless carrier modifications (e.g., custom graphical user interfaces or 'skins' such as TouchWiz and HTC Sense) commonly included on other Android devices. Nexus products also feature an unlockable bootloader, which enables replacement of the device's firmware—which in turn enables "rooting" the device, thereby enabling user access to privileged control over the Android environment and further development or modification of the operating system.[12][13][14] An update to Android 4.4 was released in November 2013, followed by another update to Android 4.4.2 one month later and eventually an update to Android 4.4.3 in June 2014 and 4.4.4 in July. Android 5.0 "Lollipop" was released in November 2014 for The Wi-Fi only version. The Wi-Fi only variant of the Nexus 7 was one of the two devices of which the Android L developer preview was officially available for, with the other being the Nexus 5.[15]

Hardware and design

The Nexus 7 (ASUS-1A008A) is both thinner and lighter than its predecessor. It is manufactured by Asus, and comes with a Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro APQ8064–1AA SoC, (1.5 GHz quad-core Krait 300 and an Adreno 320 GPU, clocked at 400 MHz). The new Nexus 7's SoC is believed to be a variation of Qualcomm's Snapdragon 600 processor (branded as "S4 Pro") underclocked to 1.5 GHz.[16] It has 2 GB of RAM (doubling that of the previous generation) and is available with either 16 GB or 32 GB of internal flash memory storage. Like all other current-generation Google Nexus devices, there is no option for additional storage via micro SD expansion card. The Nexus 7 2013 natively supports OTG cable micro USB to USB flash drives, and USB SD card readers via the Nexus Media Importer for read/write (including NTFS formats).[17][18] The battery is reported to last up to 9 hours of HD video playback and 10 hours of web browsing or e-reading. The battery's capacity has been lowered from 4,325 mAh in the 2012 Nexus 7, to 3,950 mAh in the 2013 version. Despite this reduction, battery life typically exceeds that of the original due to hardware and software optimisations.[19]

The Nexus 7 screen now has a 1920×1200 pixel resolution (960dp × 600dp). The previous model had a resolution of 1280×800. Additionally, the panel's contrast ratio and color gamut are reportedly superior to the previous model.[20]

The Nexus 7 was initially only available in black, but in December 2013 a white option was added.[21]

Model variants

Model ME571K/K008[22] ME571KL NA/K009[22]
Storage 16/32 GB 32 GB 32 GB
Carriers None AT&T, T-Mobile, Verizon Many
4G None LTE: 1/2/3/4/5/13/17

700/750/850/1700/1800/1900/2100 MHz

LTE: 1/2/3/4/5/7/20

800/850/1700/1800/1900/2100/2600 MHz

3G None HSPA+: 1/2/4/5/8


HSPA+: 1/2/4/5/8


2G None GSM: 850/900/1800/1900 MHz GSM: 850/900/1800/1900 MHz


The reviews of the second-generation Nexus 7 have been highly favorable with many reviewers claiming it to be the best 7-inch tablet in the market.[23] Reviewers praised the device for its size, design, display, price, inclusion of a rear-facing camera, contemporary user interface and the growing number of tablet-optimized Android applications.[23] It has been praised for being a notable improvement over its predecessor.[23] The device competes with iPad Mini, Kindle Fire HDX and Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 7.0.

See also

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  19. ^ Platform Power & Battery Life : The Nexus 7 (2013) Review -
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  21. ^ "Google launches LG G Pad 8.3 and Sony Z Ultra Play Editions, white Nexus 7 — Tech News and Analysis". Retrieved 2013-12-10. 
  22. ^ a b "Confirmed Specifications of Asus K008(ME571K) and Asus K009(ME571KL),the next generation Google Nexus 7 Tablets ~ Technology Blogs Simplified". 
  23. ^ a b c Cunningham, Andrew (31 July 2013). "Cheaper than most, better than all: the 2013 Nexus 7 reviewed". Ars Technica. Condé Nast. Retrieved 4 November 2013. 

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