2nd-gen Google Nexus 7 2013 sells for $229

2nd-gen Google Nexus 7 2013 sells for $229

The 2nd-generation Google Nexus 7 is now up for pre-order on Best Buy, pre-empting the official announcement later tonight. Packing a 7-inch full HD display, a quad-core Snapdragon CPU, 2GB RAM and Android 4.3 Jellybean, the Nexus 7 v2 starts at $229.


The new Nexus tablet now features a 5 megapixel rear camera paired with a 1.3MP front-facing camera. Google changed the rubbery texture on the back with the kind of plastic that is similar to the one on the Nexus 10.

Google – Asus Nexus 7 2.0 specs:
7-inch IPS LCD display @ 1200×1920 pixels, 323ppi
Corning Gorilla Glass
Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro 1.5GHz quad-core processor
Adreno 320 Graphics
16GB and 32GB internal memory
LTE 100Mbps (optional)
WiFi 802.11 b/g/n, dual-band
Bluetooth 4.0
5MP autofocus rear camera, no flash
1.3MP front-facing camera

Android 4.3 Jellybean
Li-Ion 3950mAh battery
114 x 200 x 8.65mm (dimensions)
290 grams (weight)


The device is also much thinner at just 8.65mm.

The new Google Nexus 7 will be sold for $229 for the 16GB variant, $269 for the 32GB and $349 for the 32GB LTE model; that’s $30 more than the previous model at release. Expect this Google tablet to be priced a little higher once it arrives in local stores (perhaps Php13,995 for the 16GB and Php16,995 for the 32GB).

Pre-orders are now up on Best Buy here, while it will also be made available for pre-order on other sites. The Nexus 7 v2 will be launching on July 30.

Note: The details here are subject to change and are preliminary. To be updated accordingly soon.

Editor’s Note: Updated with the official tech specs provided by Google. – Yuga

Bob Freking occasionally contributes articles to the website. He is a UST Graduate of Commerce & Business Administration, Major in Marketing Management, and a full-time Sith Lord with three dragons.

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48 Responses

  1. dorky says:

    HAHAHAHA! sabi na kokopyahin to ni dorky! Shame! =))

  2. hoy says:

    HOY! mahiya ka naman! maglagay ka ng source kung saan mo kinopya to!

    • Bob Freking says:

      You can search the entire internet; you will find that nothing is copied. All the details are in Best Buy which is linked above.

      Heh, I’ve seen this comment so many times before. Maybe this is the one that is copied.

    • yuga says:

      The link to Best Buy website with the specs are at the bottom of the article. We pre-ordered the Nexus 7 from them this evening.

    • r41 says:

      Troll just got PWNED! Good job sir Bob and sir Yuga!

      On topic, with these specs, wonder how long the device can last on a single charge?

    • hoy says:

      Naks. Maniniwala na ba kaming si sir yuga na talaga to? Baka bigla nanaman magpalit ng name ha hahahahaha! So pati video galing sa ebay? I see. Cool, im so proud of you bob you just made your “original” article. #sarcasminthehighestlevel hahahahaha

    • hoykarin says:

      Edi wag ka maniwala kala mo naman ikakaganda mo yan. Lipat ka na lang ng ibang site kung puro reklamo ka or talagang troll ka lang? Hahaha

    • pahiya says:

      Napahiya na sumasabat pa! Wow lupet talaga, kapal mo trol. Lol

    • hoy says:


      Pinsan ni freking, saan part po ako napahiya don? Ikaw naman pinapahiya mo sarili mo, hahahaha

    • oysned says:

      Galit ka ba kay bob or inggit or both?

  3. Andrei says:

    wow! hoping to see another nexus device, probably a nexus 4 that has a bigger storage. but i think it would be better to pick the asus memo pad 7 hd. cheaper with almost the same specs. that’s just me though.

    • sylv3rblade says:

      Isn’t the Memopad equipped with a MediaTek chip? The Tegra 3 one is bad enough, imagine a lower spec’d one.

  4. Wis says:

    like the thinner bezel….

  5. It’s beautiful. The black color is really deep.

  6. tsk says:

    ano source nito?

  7. Abed says:

    I think this is just an incremental update. Pero ok na din. Will wait for the iPad Mini 2 muna bago mag decide. :)

    • Abed says:

      I mean upgrade.

    • Gray Ligtas says:

      I don’t think the iPad mini 2 will surpass this tablet spec-wise. Apple tends to concentrate more on the visual beauty of its products rather than paying attention to its specs. The iPad mini 2 might surpass the predecessor of the Google Nexus 7 v2 since Google Nexus 7 v1 > Ipad Mini. They might try to impress you yet again with a wider and longer screen like what they did for the iPhone 5 but retina display and all Google gives its all on the products they are putting their name into while Apple will give its customer smoother transition app-to-app. Maybe wait for iPad mini 3 then compare it to this tab.

  8. lonlon says:

    good price

  9. queerty says:

    $329 na yan pag nkarating ng Pinas

  10. Yusuf says:

    Ok i’m seriously buying this.

  11. ughhh says:

    manahimik nga kayong mga haters. :))

  12. fans says:

    ot. dahil sa mga “fans” ni sir bob freking, sigurado ako magiging magaling at sikat na write/blogger/author siya. tuloy-tuloy lang bro. lahat ng successful pinagdaanan yan. yebah!

  13. jedd says:

    where can I buy this in the Philippines?

  14. mr_diaz says:

    May microwave ba ito? Nakakapalamig ba ito ng beer? Deal breaker yan sa akin.

  15. jedd says:

    Do we have a Google Store here in the Philippines? I’m staying in Silang Cavite. Can anyone share?

    • Fafrafe says:

      Ang pag kakaalam ko wala pang google play dito sa pinas. I wonder kelan magiging available ito sa philippines? And how much kaya? I think around $300+ na yan sa taas ng tax dito. Pssh! I will not wait for ipad mini 2 next year pa sila mag lalabas nun early 2014. And i think nexus is also a good tablet for its price kahit yung 1st gen.

  16. Herbert Dan Tria says:

    magkakaroon kaya ng cellular version nito??

    • Yusuf says:

      Yes. It is 4G/LTE capable. It’s a 32 GB version with a cellular radio. Price is at $349.

  17. JP says:

    I really hope Smart picks this up for their internet plans. they did the same last year for the 1st nexus right? anyone here know if the internet speed was good enough?

  18. Yusuf says:

    The LTE version is just at $349. Omg.

  19. Jason says:

    Wag na kayo kumuha ng PLAN na may LTE neto, isusuka lang ng Nexus ang bilis ng mga LTE dito. up to 28MBPS, reality: 7MBPS. P*Cha! mga scammer telco dito haha

  20. Oliver says:

    Looks like the USA version only supports Globe lte.

    700/750/850/1700/1900/2100 MHz (Bands: 1/2/4/5/13/17)


  21. Mr Man says:

    When is this available in the Philippines? Particularly in Cebu

  22. RJ says:

    Sir Yuga, do we have a word from ASUS Philippines kung kelan nila ire-release to dito sa Pinas?

  23. eliezzzerrr says:

    Meron po ba call and text features to?

  24. dx says:

    kelan kaya dadating to sa pinas buy ako nito yung may LTE at magkano kaya magiging price nito?

  25. RJ says:

    May nakita akong mga Nexus 7 2nd gen na available na sa Sulit.com.ph. May nakabili na ba sa inyo doon? What’s the verdict? Ok ba? Nag-aalangan kasi akong bumili dahil sa mga issues na nababalita. May mga builds daw na defective yung multi-touch at GPS.

  26. arcy says:

    Meron na bang available na lte dito sa pinas? How much and san nakkabili?

  27. roro says:

    is it available in local stores?

  28. Domingo says:

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