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Google Nexus 7, Take Two: What To Expect

Google watchers expect a new version of the 7-inch Nexus tablet to debut soon. Here's what it might look like.
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The first-generation Nexus 7 has a screen with a resolution of 1280 pixels by 800 pixels at 216 pixels per inch (ppi), which is comparable to other small slates. Amazon's Kindle Fire HD 7" is also 1280 by 800 pixels; Apple's iPad Mini is 1024 by 768 pixels at 163 ppi. The next logical step is for Google to bring full HD glory to the Nexus 7. That's exactly what it plans to do, according to a January report from Digitimes, a Taiwan-based publication which is not always correct on pre-launch gadget details.

We checked with NPD DisplaySearch analyst Paul Semenza, who gave us his take via email: "We are expecting the new Nexus 7 to have a 7-inch, 1920x1200 display (323 pixels per inch); we expect panel production for this to start soon, but no product announcement has been made."

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Mekin
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4/29/2013 | 9:44:35 PM
re: Google Nexus 7, Take Two: What To Expect
Every time I visit an "article" that is structured as a slideshow, I see these same comments over and over again. I don't suppose IW will ever acknowledge them or change their approach in response to the ceaseless criticism of the same issue (i.e. generating slideshows for no reason except to collect more ad revenue). This is why I purposely enable Adblock on their entire site. If I have to be surprised by this kind of horrible UI design every 3 articles I come across, at least I won't be incentivizing them for it.
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4/3/2013 | 11:37:48 PM
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Leo is right. It would be a nice surprise to get a positive response from Information Week, but I won't be holding my breath while I wait for it.

I'm less and less willing to put up with these dubious slideshows just so that a site can generate more ads for me to ignore while they soak up bandwidth.

I'm hoping to see a 2nd generation Nexus 7 LTE at significantly less than the $459 price of the equivalent iPad.
jshabanowitz113
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4/3/2013 | 3:48:04 PM
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I agree with Leo Regulus. One page, no slideshow. I know, I know. You don't get to present as many ads that way.
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3/31/2013 | 12:34:38 AM
re: Google Nexus 7, Take Two: What To Expect
Information Week only had one important New Year's Resolution this year. '"No Slide Show Articles with out a prominent 'View-as-one-page' link." How's that working out for you so far?
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