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Complete Google Nexus 7 Teardown

The chipheads at UBM Techinsights have disassembled the new Google Nexus 7 and provided 27 photos of the new tablet being disassembled. See the details: a 7-inch display with 1280 x 800 resolution, a quad-core Tegra 3 processor, not to mention all the shielding and component brand names. Is it a Kindle Fire killer? Can it stand up to the mini iPad?
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If you're not Apple, your tablet is probably about 7 inches, and Google's Nexus is no exception. The Kindle Fire has done very well in this form factor, but business-oriented tablets haven't been as successful.

With the Nexus 7 Google probably hopes to set a high standard for other Android tablet companies, including Samsung, HTC and their own Motorola Mobility. The Nexus 7 is manufactured by Asus. The low price of the Nexus 7 -- $199 for the 8GB model and $249 for the 16GB model -- set an aggressive price schedule for OEMs. Smaller companies probably won't be able to meet this standard at a reasonable price.

Featuring a quad-core Nvidia Tegra 3 processor with a 12-core graphics subsystem, a 1280 x 800-pixel HD display, a 1.2-megapixel front-facing camera, and the new Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean) mobile OS, the Nexus 7 has the best specs of any $200 slate available today.

But the competition is attempting to impress buyers all on their own. Samsung's Galaxy Tab products have received critical acclaim, if not overwhelming sales. An updated Kindle Fire is rumored to be near, as is the long-rumored mini iPad. And everything could change when Windows 8 comes and Microsoft ships their Surface tablet/notebook hybrid.

UBM Techinsights has their own article on this teardown with much more analysis.

And now, without further adieu, the 27 image story of the disassembly of the Google Nexus 7.

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