Google is finally set to launch the second generation Nexus 7. It is a joint production of Google and Asus. It is the first device to run the latest version of Android 4.3. The new version of Nexus 7 has been scheduled to launch in the United Kingdom on the 28th of August. Google has made the new Nexus 7 faster, slimmer and thinner than the previous Nexus 7.

A very unique feature of the Nexus series is that its bootloader is unlockable which enables “rooting” the device. In this way it allows the user to get privileged access over the Android environment and further modify the operating system according to his choice. It is hoped that this feature will also continue with the Nexus 7 2013.

The rubber based back of the original Nexus 7 has been replaced by soft touch plastic back. The logos of ASUS and Nexus are placed on the back. The new model has stereo speakers on its back.

Nice Display quality


Google has upgraded the display quality of Nexus 2013. Its display resolution is 1920×1200 whereas the previous version had resolution of 1920×1200. This increase in the display resolution in Nexus 2013 has increased the pixel density to 323 ppi. The display is visually appealing but still not of the level of iPad 4’s retina display.

Upgrade in hardware

There has been a decent upgrade in the hardware of the Nexus 7 2013. Google has deployed a 1.5 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon in it. The faster processor runs the Android 4.3 quite efficiently, the device is very responsive, even its boot up time is quite low. Where as the memory has been doubled from 1 GB to 2GB.  The Nexus 7 2013 will be available in 16 and 32 GB versions but like Apple, there is no support for SD card. There is only a slight difference between the 16 and 32 GB versions and due to the lack of SD card support, I will recommend you to go for the 32 GB version.

The tablet supports the latest Bluetooth 4.0 and WI-Fi. Moreover, there it also supports the Near Field Communication (NFC) which is becoming a standard for wireless transfer of payments.

Upgrade in camera features


The most important upgrade made by Google in Nexus 7 2013 is in its camera features. The previous version only features a 1.2MP front facing camera and no rear facing camera but the new version also has got a 5MP rear facing camera. The rear camera has an auto focus feature but sadly  no flash and no auto white balance. The rear camera can record full HD videos.