Google Readies Thinner Nexus 7 Tablet for July Release

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steve771

How about something for outdoor viewing? Someone needs to crack that problem.

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Blaze589

I wonder if it will have support for H.265.

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darthkab

I hope the snapdragon can handle the higher quality graphics of the nvidia tegra tweaked games without any performance hits.

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appleroxinhouston

Can't believe they gave up tegra. That's the main selling point, besides the display (and of course the price)

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TechNinja49

Why would it be the main selling point? The vast majority of tablets already have the under powered tegra chips. The move to a new, faster architecture would be a real selling point. If it uses the Snapdragon 600 they can advertise support for OpenGL ES 3.0. No other tablet has that, besides the Nexus 10. Tegra "optimized" games can be played on any device as long as it's rooted, so the people who actually care about the graphics of the games they buy can play it at it's full potential. Building custom ROMs would be a breeze with the soon to be widely used Snapragon. Google would be making a huge step in the right direction if they do it.

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Caboose

"Tegra "optimized" games can be played on any device as long as it's rooted"

Explain this witchcraft.

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TechNinja49

For many tegra games you simply have to adjust a few values in the files of the app. When the game detects it's not on a tegra device, it turns off some enhancements. You can then manually force them back on. A quick google search will yield you set by step instructions for whatever app you want.

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Caboose

Interesting. Thank you.

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majorsuave

I hope the upgrade also includes MHL / HDMI connectivity.

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ZayLay

That and a camera on the back, I hate that I can't take pictures or video with it.

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blacksand

Totally agree with you. That's one of the reasons why I haven't bought it yet. That and there's no MicroSD slot. I hope they add both this time!

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Caboose

Nexus devices have never had a MicroSD slot (AFAIK), and I don't see Google changing that stance any time soon.

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hastyscorpion

I don't understand why people care if there is a camera on their tablet. In what situation is it important that your tablet has a camera when your phone has a camera that is much easier to use. Taking pictures with a tablet just seems silly to me. I would rather they lower the price point and not include a camera.

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Caboose

What if you are at a concert, and you have your tablet with you and you want to take pictures?

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TechNinja49

It's almost guaranteed now that photo sphere is out. I'm predicting only a 5 MP camera, but we'll see.

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