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Leaked Google Nexus 7 images and video show newer, sleeker iPad mini competitor

Apple wasn’t the first small-sized tablet on the market but it’s iPad mini has been far and away the most successful to date, so it’s no surprise Google wants to get back into the game with a new, improved Nexus 7. Rumors of just such a sequel device have been circulating for a while now, but our sibling site has now gotten their hands on the first pictures and video of what just might be the next Nexus 7. Phil Nickinson from Android Central:

The specs slapped onto this little lost tablet include the expected 7-inch LCD display and, new this time around, a pair of cameras. There’s a 1.2-megapixel shooter from LITEONMOBILE on the front, and 5-megapixel camera by Chicony on the back. The rear camera appears to be situated in the same corner as the 3.5mm headphone jack. The listed motherboard points to Qualcomm’s APQ8064 with a Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro processor.

The original Nexus 7 was ok for its time with a small screen aspect ratio, and sadly it doesn’t look like aspect ratio is improved much here.

Check out the pictures and videos Here.

Source(s): Android Central


One response to “Leaked Google Nexus 7 images and video show newer, sleeker iPad mini competitor”

  1. The Nexus 7's screen ratio is roughly 16:9 and the iPad Mini's is 4:3. The 4.3 is better for screen space but the 16.9 is the same as most YouTube/TV broadcasts are viewed in. The iPad mini's screen is still bigger at 8" compared to the Nexus's 7". I've got the Nexus 7 and although it's not huge, I think it's great for apps and games. The camera on my nexus is… poor. I mean it's okay for skype, but that's all. I'm glad that there's rumours for a rear camera. It seems wierd not to have one. I mean, for me it's not something I'd always use (I'd use my camera, or my phone if it was for a quick snap.) Personally, I'd prefer it if it ditched the rather annoying on-screen-buttons (that can be easily knocked by accident) and put physical buttons, but I doubt they're going to put physical buttons on the new model.