We have seen the AT&T and T-Mobile versions of the Nexus 7 2013 tablet, but we all know that Verizon had some problems at this chapter. From what we know at this point, Verizon has encountered a systems issue during the certification process; this issue required both Google and Asus to make some changes regarding the Jelly Bean OS running on the handset at that time, but since Google was about to launch its new KitKat OS, it has simply asked Verizon to suspend its certification process until the most recent OS would become available on the Nexus 7. That has finally happened and now Nexus 7 2013 will reach Verizon sooner than you are imagining.
To be more precise, the tablet will be released on Big Red’s network this February 13th and as a refresher, here we have some of its most important technical specs and features.
Display, cameras, processor and OS
When it comes to its 7.02-inch display, it is indeed bigger than the 7-inch display found on the original Nexus tablet, but also brighter with its resolution of 1920×1200 pixels, which translates to a pixel density of no less than 323ppi. The Nexus 7 2013 tablet also comes with a 5-megapixel rear autofocus camera, as well as a 1.2-megapixel front-facing camera placed on top of its display, but there are big chances to be disappointed by the lack of an useful Led Flash; what you get instead are four shooting options: Video, Still, Panorama and Photo Sphere, as well as a HDR option.
Power-wise, our model here comes with a quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro processor with Adreno 320 GPU and paired with 2GB of RAM. As for the OS, there is no surprise that Google has just released the Android 4.4 KitKat update for several of its Nexus devices and this is just another one of them, including the stock build of the operating system, with no other additional UI skinning.
Lighter and Thinner
Do you know that this Nexus 7 version is both lighter and thinner than its predecessor? Nexus 7 2012 has the exact dimensions of 200x114x8.65mm compared to no less than 198.5x120x10.4mm; and our model here is lighter as well at 299 grams (instead of340 grams).
For those of you who are interested on buying it from Verizon, we can only tell you that the price tag is still unknown as this point, as our source has also stated, but we’ll be back with fresh details in a few days.