The original Nexus 7 came with several downsides — no rear facing camera, no mirroring support etc. — which has made the device less popular with teachers. Does the Nexus 7 2 resolve these issues?
Today, images have leaked of Google’s follow up to the Nexus 7. The new tablet is thinner, faster, features that ever elusive rear facing camera, and is likely to have built in Miracast support. Most importantly it’s low cost device when compared to most of the competition. At £150 ( $229) for the 16GB model the Nexus 7 2 is a device which can’t be ignored when making purchasing decisions.
The Nexus 7 2 will be released in the US next week and is likely to be available in the UK and Europe very shortly afterwards. It will feature a Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro processor, 4GB of RAM, a 7″ 1920 x 1080 HD screen, a 5MP rear facing camera, and a 1.2MP front facing camera.
The overall design of the table is similar in appearance to last year’s model, but features a smaller bezel and a thinner body. It’s also expected to release with Android 4.3 and Miracast support for wireless mirroring.
Whether the Nexus 7 2 can make headway into education and usurp the iPad remains to be seen, but with Google Play for Education on the horizon, the rear facing camera, and mirroring support it has a good chance.