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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 comes in two configurations: Wi-Fi-only ($199 or $249), and Wi-Fi with 3G HSPA+ ($299). The rumored second-gen model is expected to offer 4G LTE connectivity, an option available today with the iPad Mini for an extra $130, but not with the Kindle Fire HD.

Consumers usually opt for Wi-Fi-only tablets, to avoid another monthly cellular data bill. But the addition of 4G LTE would look good on the Nexus 7 spec sheet. And don't be surprised if Google also brings 4G to its Nexus 4 smartphone (currently 3G only) and Nexus 10 tablet (Wi-Fi only) in 2013.

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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
re: Google Nexus 7, Take Two: What To Expect
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
re: Google Nexus 7, Take Two: What To Expect
I agree with Leo Regulus. One page, no slideshow. I know, I know. You don't get to present as many ads that way.
Leo Regulus
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Leo Regulus,
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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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