Updated on July 25th, at 17:06: Since the publication of this article, we've found out what the UK pricing for the new Nexus 7 will be.

So, the 16GB model will retail for £200 in the UK. The 32GB new Nexus 7, meanwhile, will cost £230. No word yet on pricing for the 32GB 4G model, mind.

The new Nexus 7 will be available in the UK from September 13th.

Original story follows...


Last night at a swanky press conference in San Francisco, Google announced the second-generation Nexus 7 tablet.

This spruced-up version of The Big G's diminutive cut-price Android 7-inch tablet boasts a better display than its predecessor, a new rear-facing camera, and a lighter chassis than Google's first-gen slate.

The biggest improvement is undeniably that shiny new HD screen. It's a 1920x1200 7-inch display, you see, which means it has a pixel density of 323ppi. By comparison, Apple's iPad mini 'only' has a pixel density of 163ppi.

Making everything buzz and whirr under the new Nexus 7's bonnet is a quad-core 1.5GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro processor and 2GB of RAM.

This second-gen device is slimmer and sleeker than the original Nexus 7, too, though Google (in conjunction with Asus) has still managed to cram in a 5-megapixel camera on the back of the tablet and a 1.2-megapixel camera on the front.

Obviously, the new Nexus 7 will run the latest version of Android, including the newly announced Google Play Games app. That HD screen and powerful processor should give it a little more oomph in the game-playing department, no doubt.

As for price, well, only the US price tags have been confirmed. So, a 16GB new Nexus 7 will cost $229, a 32GB model will cost $269, and the 32GB 4G model will cost $349.

The new Nexus 7 will go on sale in the US on July 30th. It's expected to hit UK shores a couple of weeks afterwards.

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