Sport & Auto
- About Future
- Digital Future
- Cookies Policy
- Terms & Conditions
- Investor Relations
- Contact Future
If you even casually follow the Android platform, you've no doubt heard that Google is about to refresh its popular Asus-made Nexus 7 tablet, which is already up for preorder even before it's announced.
The Verge reported Wednesday that Best Buy is now taking preorders for an updated version of Google's Nexus 7 tablet, mere hours before the folks in Mountain View actually have a chance to confirm its existence at a press event today.
Short of Gizmodo getting its hands on the iPhone 4, the new Nexus 7 has to be one of tech's worst-kept secrets, with new leaks flowing out of the internet on a near daily basis for the last couple of weeks.
Starting at $229.99 for 16GB (with a 32GB model priced at $269.99), the latest Nexus 7 is rumored to pack a 1920 x 1200 display with 323ppi pixel density, 2GB RAM and a quad-core 1.5GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro 8064 processor. Unlike last year's model, the new version comes standard with a 5MP rear camera as well as the front-facing shooter for video chat.
The whole kit and caboodle is powered by a fresh new build of Android 4.3, which is widely expected to retain the Jelly Bean name that's already been with us for more than a year now. Curiously, the preorder page shown above features an old version of the Nexus 7 wallpaper — but click to view it larger and you'll note the yellow, green and blue wallpaper rumored to be the default for Android 4.3.
Heard enough to make you want to buy one? Then head over to BestBuy.com, but take note: There's no option for in-store pickup quite yet, though that's likely to change once Google executives leave the stage at today's media event.
Follow this article’s author, J.R. Bookwalter on Twitter