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New Google Nexus 7 2 UK release date, UK price and specs

Everything you need to know about the new Google Nexus 7 2 tablet

new Nexus 7 2 release date UK

Google has  announced a new version of its Nexus 7 tablet. Here are details of the Nexus 7 2's UK release date, price and specs. Updated on 09/08/13.

See also: Apple iPad mini vs Google Nexus 7 2 comparison review.

The Nexus 7, made by Asus on Google's behalf, has been an extremely popular tablet since launching last year. Google set something of a benchmark by pricing the Nexus 7 at £159 despite its decent build and specifications. See also: Google breakfast event with Sundar Pichai: Nexus 7 2 and Android 4.3 launch as it happened.

With plenty of rivals on the market from the likes of Acer, Amazon and Barnes&Noble, we were naturally excited to see what Google would come up with for the Nexus 7 2.

Here's all you need to know about the Nexus 7 2.

new Nexus 7 2: UK release date

At the breakfast event was hosted by Sundar Pichai who is president of Android and Chrome at Google, we saw a new version of Android, 4.3 Jelly Bean, and a Nexus 7 2 running the new software. See also: Android 4.3 Jelly Bean release date and features.

The Nexus 7 2 will launch on 30 July in the US and various other markets, including the UK, in the coming weeks.

Since then both retailers Currys and PC World have advertised the new Google Nexus 7 in 16GB and 32GB models as having a release date of 13 September.

Meanwhile, eBuyer's listing for the new Nexus 7 says that the tablet is expected to arrive on 28 August.

Update: eBuyer is now guaranteeing delivery on 24 August for those that pre-order.

Asus, the firm which makes the new Nexus 7, has given a release date of 28 August. However, eBuyer maintains its above promise.

New Google Nexus 7 2 UK release date

new Nexus 7 2: Price

The leaked Best Buy advert showed the Nexus 7 2 with a price of $229 for the 16GB model. That's $30 more than the original Nexus 7. As mentioned above both Currys and PC World have advertised the new Nexus 7 as having a release date of 13 September, both websites have identical pre-order prices for the 16GB and 32GB tablets also, they are priced at £199 and £239 respectively. It will take on tablets including the iPad mini and Kindle Fire HD.

Google Nexus 7 2 price and specs

new Nexus 7 2: Specs

If you were hoping for Android 5.0 Key Lime Pie then you'll be disappointed. The Nexus 7 2 comes pre-loaded with version 4.3 of Jelly Bean instead.

This version of Google's mobile operating system brings a few changes including restricted profiles (great for kids accounts), Bluetooth Smart (aka low energy) and OpenGL ES 3.0 support (improved graphics). Other minor tweaks include faster account switching, easier text input and background Wi-Fi location.

Other specs include a 7in screen with a 1200x1980 resolution, NFC, a 1.5GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 quad-core processor and 2GB of RAM. Once again, it comes with either 16GB or 32GB of internal storage.

Design-wise the new Nexus 7 looks much like the original but with a thinner and lighter chassis – 2mm and 50g trimmer. It also comes in black rather than brown but with the same soft touch.

Unfortunately there will be no microSD card slot. There will be a 1.2Mp front facing camera and the addition of a 5Mp rear facing camera and an NFC chip.

Screen

7.02” 1920x1200 HD display (323 ppi), 1080p HD IPS, Scratch resistant Corning® Glass

Size

114 x 200 x 8.65mm

Weight

0.64lbs (290g) Wi-Fi, 0.66lbs (299g) LTE

Cameras

5MP rear facing, auto focus

1.2MP front facing, fixed focus

Audio

Stereo speakers,

Surround sound powered by Fraunhofer

Memory

16GB or 32GB internal storage

(formatted capacity will be less)

CPU

Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro quad-core processor, 1.5GHz

GPU

Adreno 320, 400 MHz

RAM

2GB

Wireless

Dual-band Wi-Fi (2.4G/5G) 802.11 a/b/g/n, NFC (Android Beam), Bluetooth 4.0

Network (+ Mobile Sku)

North America:

4G LTE: 700/750/850/1700/1900/2100 MHZ (Bands: 1/2/4/5/13/17)

HSPA+: 850/900/1900/2100/AWS(1700/2100) MHz (Bands: 1/2/4/5/8)

GSM: 850/900/1800/1900 MHz

Europe:

4G LTE: 800/850/1700/1800/1900/2100/2600 MHz (Bands: 1/2/3/4/5/7/20)

HSPA+: 850/900/1900/2100/AWS(1700/2100) MHz (Bands: 1/2/4/5/8)

GSM: 850/900/1800/1900 MHz

Power

3950 mAh (Up to 9 hours of active use)

9 hrs of HD video playback

10 hrs of web browsing or e-reading

300 hrs of standby

Sensors

GPS, Gyroscope, Accelerometer, Compass, Ambient Light

Ports and Connectors

MicroUSB , SlimPort, 3.5mm audio

Microphone, Power and Volume buttons

OS

Android Jelly Bean, 4.3

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