Google has announced the new Nexus 7 today, updating the look with a thinner, taller design and a 1920×1200 pixel IPS display.
The updated tablet is 2mm thinner and 50g lighter than its predecessor, but boasts a bunch of improved specs, such as a quad-core 1.5Ghz Qualcomm Snapdragon APQ8064 SoC with Adreno 320 graphics and 2GB of RAM, a 5MP rear camera and 1.2MP front-facing shooter, a battery that lasts for 10 hours, and brand new Android 4.3 software. There’s also dual speakers (on the back), NFC, HDMI, wireless charging and Bluetooth 4.0 on board, in case you needed more reasons to upgrade.
The 16GB WiFi model will debut at $229 USD, with a $40 premium on the 32GB model. There is also a single LTE option for $349 for use on AT&T, T-Mobile and Verizon, so it will likely work without changes up in Canada.
Google has just announced that, while it will be available in the United States on July 30th, it is coming to Canada and other countries “in the coming weeks.”