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Nexus 7 2013 Review

Nexus 7 2013 Review

The original Nexus 7 arguably marked a turning point in Android tablets, Google finally doing what critics had long been demanding, and wading into the slate market with an own-brand option. With a screen size that undercut the iPad by several inches - and pre-empted the iPad mini by several months - the Nexus 7 also fought hard on price, with razer-thin margins and ruthless specification trimming on the ASUS-made tablet keeping the starting point at under $200. Time - and tablets - wait for no one, though, and with the iPad mini on the scene it was high time for Google and ASUS to rework the Nexus 7. The second-generation, 2013 version promises to be more powerful, more grown-up, and just as affordable, but has Google done enough? Read on for the full SlashGear review.

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Nexus 7 did not outsell iPad in Japan according to IDC

Nexus 7 did not outsell iPad in Japan according to IDC

Earlier this year it was claimed by several news sources, then quoted again just this month by Google, that the Nexus 7 outsold the iPad in Japan in the fourth quarter of 2012. This assertion comes from a report by market research firm BCN, as quoted by Nikkei and re-published by several publications since early this year. Here after Google repeated the claim at their Nexus 7 reboot event, a bit more information on BCN's study has come to light - as have some rather contradictory numbers from research firm IDC.

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New Nexus 7 officially arrives as Google pulls the trigger early

New Nexus 7 officially arrives as Google pulls the trigger early

Google's new Nexus 7 was released a bit prematurely today, as retailers like Best Buy and Amazon put the new tablet on sale. First it was Best Buy, and then more and more retailers piled on, offering the new Nexus 7 days before Google would put it up for sale. However, it seems Google is pulling the plug on their originally plans of a July 30 launch, and are selling the tablet right now.

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Nexus 7 2013 benchmarked: Snapdragon S4 Pro in full effect

Nexus 7 2013 benchmarked: Snapdragon S4 Pro in full effect

Here with the 2013 reboot of the Nexus 7, Qualcomm scores a bit hit with a new version of the quad-core Snapdragon S4 Pro (with Adreno 320 GPU), coming up to battle the original tablet's NVIDIA Tegra 3. This new device works with a much more high-definition display and a new edition of Android with version 4.3, so benchmark comparisons won't be especially telling - or fair, for that matter - but let's have a peek anyway!

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Nexus 7 2013 vs iPad mini: more than a pixel race

Nexus 7 2013 vs iPad mini: more than a pixel race

If you're getting ready to buy a brand new tablet on the smaller end of the spectrum and you're deciding between the new Nexus 7 and the iPad mini, you may very well be asking yourself the wrong question. This comparison goes well beyond the basics - screen sharpness, body size, and processing power - and it's not just about Android vs iOS, either. Unless you're just planning on browsing the web, these two tablets are cut from completely different bits of cloth.

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Nexus 7 (2013) Hands-on

Nexus 7 (2013) Hands-on

As a full reboot of the original 7-inch ASUS-made slate, Google has opted to keep the same name, same manufacturer, and same attitude toward the Android world, aiming to continue to scoop up the market here with a 2013 edition of the Nexus 7. This device looks and feels exceedingly similar to the original, working with the same physical size display, a bit thinner yet taller tablet body, and a back-facing camera. Inside it's got a whole different set of processor bits and pieces, on the other hand.

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