Today’s announcement by Google was expected due to recent leaks, but getting final confirmation from Google is always a great thing. Google announced their newest version of the Nexus 7 tablet, a refreshed version of the first 7″ Android tablet.

The new tablet specs have increased to make the Nexus 7 once again a leading tablet in the Android space. For starters they’ve made it faster, lighter, and added a better display, but not only that they’ve added dual stereo speakers and additional sensors. This again shows that Google is serious about its Nexus line and wants to continue to push hardware development within the Android ecosystem.

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Full Specs for the New Nexus 7

Full 1080p HD display 1920 x 1200 (323PPI)

Dual Stereo Speakers

1.5 MP Front Facing Camera

5 MP Rear Facing Camera

2 GB of RAM

1.5GHz Snapdragon S4 Pro

Bluetooth 4.0

4G LTE (single US model)

Storage 16Gb/32Gb

Pricing, for the 16GB Wi-Fi only version $229, 32GB Wi-Fi $269, 32GB Wi-Fi & LTE $349

The new Nexus 7 (Wi-Fi version) will be available starting on Tuesday 7/30 both through the Google Play store and partner retailers. The LTE version will be available through the Google Play store later.

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I have been waiting for a refreshed version of the Nexus 7 since mine took an unfortunate spill a few months ago and I destroyed my screen so I’m definitely purchasing this device.