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HTC Nexus 8 reportedly will replace Nexus 7 line -- a good move or not?

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Starting in February we’ve heard numerous rumors suggesting that HTC and Google are teaming up to create a “premium” Nexus tablet experience. Since that time, we’ve also heard at least one report that suggested the tablet could end up sized somewhere between the Nexus 7 and Nexus 10.

Now, a new Digitimes report has surfaced claiming that, instead of the previously rumored 8.9-inch form factor, the HTC tablet will offer an 8-inch display and will likely go by the name Nexus 8. Digitimes sources also claim that Google is being “less aggressive” with its tablet strategy this time around, as the Nexus tablet line has already served its primary purpose: boosting Android’s tablet market pentration.

What’s interesting about the report’s wording is that Digitimes sources indicate the Nexus 8 will be the company’s third-gen ‘smaller’ tablet, meaning that we may or may not see a 3rd-gen Nexus 7. The report also claims that, likely dependent on the Nexus 8’s success or lack thereof, Google may be ending its Nexus tablet program in the future.

Let’s be honest, there’s not a lot of details in this new report, and they could easily just be pieced together from the many other HTC Nexus tablet rumors we’ve already heard. It also seems at least a little bit fishy to think that Google would replace the lower-priced Nexus 7 line with a more premium (and likely more expensive) Nexus 8. And finally, it’s important to remember that Digitimes has a very hit-and-miss reputation, with more misses than hits as of late.

Why would Google ditch the Nexus 7?

The Nexus 7 2013 might not be the best selling tablet in the mobile world, but it’s still one of the most popular tablet options in the Android ecosystem. The Nexus 7 2013 not only has an excellent price point, it also offers pure Android and comes in a form factor that is reasonably portable — fitting in purses, handbags, a large front pocket on men’s jeans, etc.

There are fans of the Nexus 7 line that will more than likely gladly make the jump to a 3rd generation model, but would these same Nexus 7 fans be interested in a Nexus 8? It really depends. If Google does plan to ditch the Nexus 7, they’d need to tread carefully with the Nexus 8.

If the Nexus 8 had ultra-thin bezels so it wasn’t too much bigger than the N7 and yet still offered an aggressive price tag in a more premium (metal?) package? It’s possible Nexus 7 fans would still be interested, despite the downsides involved with going to a bigger form factor. Then again, there are those that prefer plastic builds and absolutely want the portability that comes with a 7-inch tablet.

Would Google be willing to turn these folks away? Honestly, we don’t have the answers and only Google (and maybe HTC) know for sure what’s going on.

So let’s leave the questions to our readers:Would you be “ok” with the idea of Google ditching the Nexus 7 in favor of the Nexus 8? What if this also meant no Nexus 10, either?

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Google Nexus 7 vs HTC Nexus 9 LTE

66 facts in comparison

Google Nexus 7

HTC Nexus 9 LTE

Why is Google Nexus 7 better than HTC Nexus 9 LTE?

  • 4.35% faster CPU speed?
    4 x 1.2GHzvs2 x 2.3GHz
  • 87g lighter?
  • 31.9mm shorter?
  • 8.34% less body volume?
  • 27.8mm narrower?

Why is HTC Nexus 9 LTE better than Google Nexus 7?

  • 2.88x higher resolution?
    2048 x 1440pxvs800 x 1280px
  • 1GB more RAM memory?
  • 30.09% higher pixel density?
  • 27.14% bigger screen size?
  • 1.55x more battery power?
  • 2.55mm thinner?
  • Supports Wi-Fi 5 (802.11ac)?
  • 33.33% more megapixels (front camera)?


A stylus is a pen-like accessory that allows you to interact with the touchscreen with greater precision, and is particularly useful for drawing and writing.

We consider a lower weight better because lighter devices are more comfortable to carry. A lower weight is also an advantage for home appliances, as it makes transportation easier, and for many other types of products.

We consider a thinner chassis better because it makes the product more compact and portable. Thinness is a feature highlighted by many manufacturers of mobile devices, but it is essential for a wide range of products.

The device is protected with extra seals to prevent failures caused by dust, raindrops, and water splashes.

The height represents the vertical dimension of the product. We consider a smaller height better because it assures easy maneuverability.

Volume is the quantity of three-dimensional space enclosed by the product's chassis or, in simpler terms, the space the product occupies.

The width represents the horizontal dimension of the product. We consider a smaller width better because it assures easy maneuverability.


Resolution is an essential indicator of a screen's image quality, representing the maximum amount of pixels that can be shown on the screen. The resolution is given as a compound value, comprised of horizontal and vertical pixels.

Pixel density is a measurement of a screen's resolution, expressed as the number of pixels per inch (PPI) on the screen. A higher pixel density translates into more clarity and sharpness for the images rendered on the screen, thus improving the quality of the viewing experience.

The bigger the screen size is, the better the user experience.

Damage-resistant glass (such as Corning Gorilla Glass or Asahi Dragontrail Glass) is thin, lightweight, and can withstand high levels of force.

You can operate the device easily, by pressing the screen with your fingers.

IPS (In-Plane Switching) is a technology used for LCDs. It was designed to overcome the main limitations of conventional twisted nematic TFT displays: limited viewing angles and low-quality color reproduction. PLS (Plane-to-Line Switching) is a type of IPS screen developed by Samsung, with increased brightness and lower production costs.


The CPU speed indicates how many processing cycles per second can be executed by a CPU, considering all of its cores (processing units). It is calculated by adding the clock rates of each core or, in the case of multi-core processors employing different microarchitectures, of each group of cores.

Random-access memory (RAM) is a form of volatile memory used to store working data and machine code currently in use. It is a quick-access, temporary virtual storage that can be read and changed in any order, thus enabling fast data processing.

The device has a standard memory slot (such as an SD or micro SD card slot) that enables you to extend the built-in internal storage with affordable memory modules, or easily retrieve data, such as photographs, from the memory card.

The internal storage refers to the built-in storage space available in a device for system data, apps, and user-generated data. With a large amount of internal storage, you can save more files and apps on your device.

A 32-bit operating system can only support up to 4GB of RAM. 64-bit allows more than 4GB, giving increased performance. It also allows you to run 64-bit apps.

Small semiconductors provide better performance and reduced power consumption. Chipsets with a higher number of transistors, semiconductor components of electronic devices, offer more computational power. A small form factor allows more transistors to fit on a chip, therefore increasing its performance.


The number of megapixels determines the resolution of the images captured with the front camera. A higher megapixel count means that the front camera is capable of capturing more details, an essential factor for taking high-resolution selfies.

The maximum resolution available for videos shot with the main camera. Although it may be possible to choose among other frame rates, those recordings usually have lower resolutions.

A flash is good for low-light environments, and can sometimes be used as flashlight.

A front camera, also called secondary camera, can be used for video chats/selfies.


Devices with stereo speakers deliver sound from independent channels on both left and right sides, creating a richer sound and a better experience.

A built-in FM radio tuner allows you to listen to most of the live-broadcasted FM radio stations without using the internet.


Battery power, or battery capacity, represents the amount of electrical energy that a battery can store. More battery power can be an indication of longer battery life.


802.11ac wireless works on the 5GHz frequency range. It offers higher transfer rates, improved reliability, and improved power consumption. It provides advantages for gaming and HD video streaming.

NFC (near-field communication) allows a device to perform simple wireless transactions, such as mobile payments. Note: this feature may not be available in all markets.

Bluetooth is a wireless technology standard that allows data transfers between devices placed in close proximity, using short-wavelength, ultra-high frequency radio waves. Newer versions provide faster data transfers.

A gyroscope is a sensor that tracks the orientation of a device, more specifically by measuring the angular rotational velocity. Initially, they were built using a spinning rotor to detect changes in orientation, like twisting or rotation.

Devices that use cellular technology can connect to mobile networks. Cellular networks have much wider signal coverage than Wi-Fi.


The ultra power-saving mode, also called low power mode, is an effective way to extend the battery life of the device. Usually, it involves limiting screen brightness and contrast, disabling location services, restricting connectivity, and turning off nonessential apps.

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The most common Nexus 7 problems, and how to fix them

Updated on 7-27-2014 by Simon Hill: Added problem with SIM card, glitch with Nexus 7 not recognized by computer, camera issues, and updated won’t recharge or rapid battery drain with new solutions.

The undisputed king of the hill when it comes to small Android tablets is Google’s Nexus 7, manufactured by Asus. It has been selling well since its July 2012 release and Google updated the line with a new version – the Nexus 7 (2013) in July 2013. It has a much higher resolution display, a faster processor, more RAM, and a camera, but Google has already acknowledged problems with multi-touch and GPS, which we deal with below.

While the diminutive tablet has been well received by critics and consumers alike, no product is perfect. That’s why we’ve dug up a list of Nexus 7 problems and tried to find potential solutions and workarounds for anyone suffering. On this page we’ll deal with the latest 2013 version, so if you have the older 2012 model then skip to page two.

Related: Helpful Nexus 7 tips and tricks, our favorite Nexus 7 cases, Nexus 7 (2013) review.

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Nexus 7 (2013) Issues and Bugs

Problem: SIM card not recognized or no signal

A few people with the LTE version of the Nexus 7 (2013) have run into problems where the SIM card seems to stop working. This is usually accompanied by a “No SIM card” message. Sometimes they get the message “SIM card added” and a prompt to restart. For some people the network just seems to go missing and there’s no service, but they don’t get any message about the SIM card. Bear in mind that SIM cards from U.S. carriers will not necessarily work in European Nexus 7 tablets and vice versa because they may use different channels.

Potential solutions:

  • Try rebooting the Nexus 7 by holding down the Power button, ignore the prompts and wait for it to restart.
  • Try pulling down the notification shade and going into Airplane mode and then turn it off again.
  • Try turning the Nexus 7 off and removing the SIM card, make sure the card and tray are clean and then reinsert it before turning the tablet back on.
  • Check what your Access Point Name settings should be with your mobile service provider and then go to Settings > Wireless & networks > More > Mobile networks > Access Point Names and make sure they’re correct.
  • If you’re able to use another SIM card then test it in your Nexus 7 just to verify that it’s not a faulty SIM card.

Glitch: Nexus 7 not recognized by computer

If you find that you plug your Nexus 7 into your computer or laptop using the USB cable and the computer fails to recognize it then you’re not the only one. Luckily it should be an easy fix in the settings. If not you may need a new driver, here’s what you should try:

Potential solutions:

  • Go to Settings > Storage and tap the three vertical dots at the top right of the screen and then USB computer connection. Make sure that Media device (MTP) is ticked and try plugging it in to your computer again.
  • It’s also worth plugging it into a different USB port and trying a different cable, just in case that’s your problem.
  • If that didn’t work and your computer is running Windows 7, you can try connecting the Nexus 7 via USB then right click on Computer from the Start menu and click on Device Manager. You should see the Asus Android Devices listed at the top and you can expand and right click on Android Composite ADB Interface and then choose Update Driver Software… At the next pop up choose Browse my computer for driver software then let me pick from a list and choose USB Composite Device and click Next to update.

Problem: Camera not working

There have been a few problems reported with the Nexus 7 camera. Some people have found that there’s no option to switch to the rear camera in the camera app. Others have tried to start the app only to see the message “Camera error. Can’t connect to the camera.”

Potential solutions:

  • Try holding down the Power button until the tablet reboots.
  • Go to Settings > Apps, swipe over to the All tab and find the Camera. Tap Clear cache and then try loading it up again.
  • Make sure you have the latest update via Settings > About tablet > System updates.

Problem: Nexus 7 won’t go past Google logo screen

A lot of people have reported an issue when they turn the Nexus 7 on. They hold down the Power button until it starts up, and it gets as far as the Google logo screen or maybe the colored X, but won’t go any further; it just freezes on that screen.

Potential fixes:

  • First, try holding down the power button for 30 seconds, ignore the pop-up options and wait until the device reboots.
  • If that doesn’t work, try a factory reset (but note that you will lose all data on the device).

Here are the steps to do it without the screen:

  1. If your tablet is on, power it off.
  2. Press and hold the Power button until the device powers on, then immediately press and hold Volume Down (while still pressing Power). You will see the word Start with an arrow drawn around it.
  3. Press Volume Down twice to designate Recovery mode.
  4. Press Power to restart into Recovery mode. You will see an image of an Android robot with a red exclamation mark.
  5. While holding down Power, press Volume Up.
  6. Use the volume keys to scroll to “wipe data/factory reset” and press Power to select it.
  7. Scroll down to “Yes – erase all user data” and press Power to select it.

Problem: Speaker buzzing or static

A number of Nexus 7 owners have been complaining about a buzzing or static sound that is especially apparent at low volumes. For some people the noise is still there even if they mute the speaker.


  • Use headphones instead and you shouldn’t have any problem. You can also plug headphones in just to stop any sound coming through the speakers when muted.
  • Use a portable Bluetooth speaker instead.

Potential fixes:

  • For some people this seems to be related to the brightness settings on the tablet. It’s worth dragging down the notification shade and tapping Brightness to decrease it and see if it makes any difference.
  • Google did release a fix for this problem, so make sure that you have the latest update in Settings > About tablet > System updates.

Problem: Random reboots

A lot of people have encountered issues with the new Nexus 7 (2013) randomly restarting. This was a common problem on the old Nexus 7 as well. With the new model, many people report that the reboots are occurring when using Chrome, but the issue doesn’t seem to be limited to that.

Potential solutions:

  1. An update could solve this. You should automatically get updates (this is a Nexus device, after all), but you can also go to Settings > About tablet and check your Android version. You can tap System updates and then Check now to see if a new update is available.
  2. Make sure that all of your apps are up to date. The easiest way is to load up the Play Store and tap the Menu button, then choose My apps. You’ll see an Update all option at the top right. The problem could be an app that hasn’t been optimized for Android 4.3, so if you notice the problem relates to a specific app, send a message to the developer and try to use an alternative until they bring out an update. You can check if an app is the culprit by booting into safe mode. Press and hold the power button then touch and hold the Power off option that pops up on screen and then touch OK in the next box that pops up to boot into safe mode. If the problem is gone then an app is likely to be the cause. Restart the device to get out of safe mode and hunt for the app responsible.
  3. Try a soft reset next by holding down the power button for 30 seconds, ignore the pop-up options and wait until the device reboots.
  4. If you’re still having random restart problems then it’s time to try a factory reset. Make sure you back up all your content (your Google account will back up a lot of data so you can restore it afterwards). Tap the Menu button and choose Settings > Backup & reset > Factory data reset > Reset tablet and then enter your pattern, PIN, or password if prompted. Finally tap Erase everything.
  5. If none of the above has worked,then you should take the device back to the retailer where you bought it, or contact Google about a replacement.

Glitch: Multi-touch and typing erratic

A few owners have had problems with their new Nexus 7 (2013) registering multiple touches on the screen and skipping around erratically. There have also been reports of single taps on the touchscreen keyboard being registered as double or triple taps. If you’re uncertain whether you have a genuine problem with your touchscreen then try installing an app like Yet Another MultiTouch Test and you can see visually whether it is registering touches correctly.

Potential solutions:

  1. If you have a screen protector then it could be impacting on the touch sensitivity. Or it’s possible you are used to a less sensitive touchscreen and you’re pressing too hard or for too long. Try adjusting the way you use it and see if the problem clears up.
  2. It could be a software issue caused by a specific app. Try booting into safe mode by holding down the power button and then touch and hold Power off and tap OK in the next pop-up. If it works better in safe mode then you should restart and try to remove apps until you find the one responsible.
  3. It could come down to faulty hardware. If you see erratic behavior when using the Yet Another MultiTouch Test app then you should return it to the retailer or Google and get a replacement. Google has acknowledged this issue and an investigation is apparently underway.

Problem: GPS not working or dropping

It seems that quite a few Nexus 7 (2013) owners are reporting problems with the GPS. For most people it seems to connect fine initially, but after a few minutes, or when switching apps, the GPS drops and won’t reconnect.


  • A lot of people are encountering this issue when they use more than one app that wants to connect to GPS. If you just use Google Maps, for example, it should work, but if you also use something like Ingress, Waze, or a weather app, then it might start dropping out. You could limit your Nexus 7 to one GPS app.
  • If you simply reboot the device by holding down the power button until it restarts (ignore the pop-up) then you should find the GPS will work again.

Potential solutions:

  • Wait for a software update. Google is working on a solution. This is likely to be fixed by an update so keep an eye out for updates the system via Settings > About tablet > System updates and make sure your apps are up to date in Play Store via Settings > My apps > Update all.
  • You could try exchanging your device at the retailer or via Google on the off-chance that it’s a hardware fault, but this doesn’t seem likely.

Problem: Screen flickering

A few people have noticed that the screen of their Nexus 7 (2013) is prone to flickering. This is particularly noticeable on lower brightness settings.


  • Turn auto-brightness off and make sure that the screen brightness is set to brighter than 40 percent by pulling down the notification shade from the top right and selecting Brightness then sliding it up.

Potential solution:

  • This could be a hardware bug. You may even find that the screen turns off completely if you put the brightness down too low. In that case you have to go to Google or your retailer and request a replacement device. Some people who encountered this issue exchanged the device and report that it isn’t present on the new one.

Problem: Won’t recharge or rapid battery drain

Some owners have reported that their Nexus 7 (2013) will not charge up at all when plugged in. Others have found that the battery is discharging much faster than expected.


  • If you find the battery is draining much faster than expected then it may be due to a specific app that isn’t optimized for the latest version of Android, for example, a lot of people report problems with Netflix after the 4.3 update. If you want to confirm that a third-party app is the problem then try using the Nexus 7 in safe mode. Press and hold the Power button and when the menu pops up tap and hold on the Power off option and tap OK to reboot into safe mode. If the problem is gone then you know an app is causing it. You can try uninstalling apps one by one, or you can factory reset and selectively reinstall.

Potential solution:

  • If your Nexus 7 (2013) refuses to charge when you plug it into a power socket, using the cable and charger that shipped with the tablet, then you should go to your retailer or Google and request a replacement. You could test it with a different charger first, just to make sure the charger is not faulty.

That’s all of our Nexus 7 (2013) problems and fixes for now, but please post a comment if you have a solution that isn’t mentioned or if you’ve encountered a different issue that isn’t listed. You can move on to page two for some Nexus 7 (2012) problems and potential solutions.

Updated on 6-17-2014 by Simon Hill: Tidied up and added stuck on Google logo, new solution for weak Wi-Fi, and speaker buzzing problem.

Updated on 8/01/2013 by Simon Hill: Added page one to deal with the new Nexus 7 (2013) model and split old Nexus 7 problems onto page two. 

Updated on 8/14/2013 by Simon Hill: Tweaked intro and added the news that Google is investigating GPS and multi-touch issues.

Next Page: Nexus 7 (2012) Problems

Page 2: Nexus 7 (2012) Issues and Bugs

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Problem: Nexus 7 will not turn on or charge

Have you ever found that your Nexus 7 won’t turn on at all and it won’t charge when you plug it in? Don’t worry. You are not alone. There are a couple of things you can try to bring it back to life. This problem seems to occur frequently if you allow your Nexus 7 battery to run completely down or leave it idle for long periods.

Possible solutions:

  1. Hold down the Power button for a full 30 seconds. The Nexus 7 should start up.
  2. If that didn’t work then try this: Plug in the charger and press the Power button and the Volume Down button together. You should see a menu pop up. Use the Volume rocker to go down to Power Off and press the Power button to select it. When the Nexus 7 turns off, remove the charger from the device and then plug it back in again. You should see the battery sign appear if it worked.

Problem: Lag, reboots, or brightness issues after installing Android 4.2 Jelly Bean

A lot of Nexus 7 owners reported serious problems after updating the tablet to Android 4.2. Some people encountered general lag or sluggish performance, others complained of brightness issues for the display, and worst of all, some people encountered random reboots. There was also a bug introduced in the People app that removed the month of December, but Google rolled out an update to fix that bug quickly.

Possible solutions:

  1. First of all try going to the Google Currents app (if you have it), open up the Settings menu, and unchecking Enable Background Sync and then reboot your Nexus 7.
  2. If that doesn’t work then try a factory reset, but keep in mind that you will lose all data on the device, including all your apps (a lot of data will be backed up in your Google account so you can restore it afterward). Go to Settings > Backup & reset > Factory data reset > Reset tablet and then enter your pattern, PIN, or password if prompted. Then tap “Erase everything.”

Problem: Screen separation

Some Nexus 7 tablets shipped with a screen defect which means that the screen lifts slightly away from the plastic bezel, which can create some creaking noises. It’s generally caused by screws that haven’t been properly tightened, or in some cases, screws that are completely missing. It’s relatively easy to fix and you’ll find guides online, but you shouldn’t have to fix yourself and you could void your warranty so we don’t recommend that course of action.

Solution: If you bought your Nexus 7 from Google Play then call Google customer support. If you bought it elsewhere, then you need to contact Asus directly. In both cases you should get a replacement free of charge because this is a known issue.

Problem: Microphone doesn’t work

You may find that the Nexus 7 microphone is failing to pick up any sound. This could be because of a fault; it could be because of the placement or the cover; or it could be because something got in there and blocked it.

Possible solutions:

  1. Use compressed air or, if you’re in the mood, suck on the microphone hole. If there’s a dust blockage then this should fix it.
  2. Some people have reported that it isn’t aligned properly with the hole or that the rubber edging is covering it. You could open the back cover and take a look, but you may void your warranty by poking around so be very cautious.
  3. The hole for the microphone could be completely missing or you might have a faulty microphone. In either case, you’ll want to return it and get a replacement unit by calling Google customer support if you purchased it from Google Play or contacting Asus directly if you got it somewhere else.

Problem: Headphone jack doesn’t work

There have been quite a few reports of people getting no sound at all when they plug in their headphones, or getting crackly intermittent sound. Before you panic, make sure to try your headphones in another device so you know they aren’t the problem. You should also check that the volume is turned up on the Nexus 7 and not very low or even muted. If that doesn’t help, there are a couple of other potential solutions.

Possible solutions:

  1. The port is very tight. Push harder and wait until you hear the headphones click into place. You may have to apply more pressure than expected, but this will often solve the problem.
  2. If it’s a hardware failure then you’ll need to contact Google or Asus for a replacement.

Problem: Wi-Fi won’t connect or repeatedly drops out

You may find that your Nexus 7 refuses to connect to your Wi-Fi network or drops it frequently. There are various potential causes for this and not all of them are Nexus 7 related, but if the tablet is your problem then you can try a few things.

Possible solutions:

  1. Check the date and time settings on your Nexus 7 and make sure they are correct. Some people reported an issue with the date being wrong.
  2. Turn NFC off via Settings > More, and then uncheck the box next to NFC. This has worked for some people.
  3. Turn Wi-Fi off and on again or turn your router off and on again. This will often temporarily fix the problem.
  4. You may have to consult your ISP or router troubleshooting guide to identify the issue.
  5. Some people found that the weak Wi-Fi was being caused by the back cover being loose and the Wi-Fi antenna not having a good contact. Try pressing on the back cover to make sure that it is firmly in place and keep an eye on the strength of your Wi-Fi as you do so. If you want to attempt to fix it yourself, there’s a guide at XDA Developers forum for removing the back cover and tweaking the antenna. If you’re out of warranty, then it might be the best option.

Problem: Touchscreen is not responsive

If you are unlucky enough to find that your touchscreen doesn’t respond or that it sometimes works and sometimes doesn’t then you can try the standard troubleshooting steps.

Possible solutions:

  1. Soft reset the Nexus 7 by holding down the power button for 30 seconds.
  2. Factory reset without the touchscreen by pressing and holding the Power button and Volume Down then press Volume Down twice and hit the Power button to select Recovery Mode. Hold the Power button down and hit Volume Up and then use the volume rocker to select the “wipe data/factory” reset option and press the Power button to select it. Use the volume rocker again to select “Yes – erase all user data” and press the Power button to activate.
  3. If the reset doesn’t work then you should contact Google, Asus, or the retailer, depending on where you bought the device, and request a replacement.

Problem: Crackling speaker or loss of sound

The Nexus 7 speaker can sound distorted, especially at high volumes, and sometimes people report loss of sound completely. If you find that your sound is fine through headphones, but problems with the speaker persist, then it’s likely to be a hardware fault.

Solution: You’ll need to request a replacement from Google, Asus, or the retailer where you bought the Nexus 7.

That’s it for now, but if you have another Nexus 7 problem you’d like to share then post a comment. Even better, if you have a solution that isn’t listed here then please share it.

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HTC Google Nexus 9

HTC Google Nexus 9 tablet was launched in October 2014. The tablet comes with a 8.90-inch display with a resolution of 2048x1536 pixels at a pixel density of 288 pixels per inch (ppi). HTC Google Nexus 9 is powered by a 2.3GHz dual-core Nvidia Tegra K1 processor. It comes with 2GB of RAM. The HTC Google Nexus 9 runs Android 5.0 and is powered by a 6700mAh non-removable battery.

As far as the cameras are concerned, the HTC Google Nexus 9 on the rear packs 8-megapixel camera. It sports a 1.6-megapixel camera on the front for selfies.

HTC Google Nexus 9 is based on Android 5.0 and packs 16GB of inbuilt storage. The HTC Google Nexus 9 measures 153.68 x 228.25 x 7.95mm (height x width x thickness) and weighs 425.00 grams. It was launched in Indigo Black, Lunar White, and Sand colours.

Connectivity options on the HTC Google Nexus 9 include Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, GPS, NFC, and Wi-Fi Direct. Sensors on the tablet include accelerometer, ambient light sensor, gyroscope, and compass/ magnetometer.

As of 20th October 2021, HTC Google Nexus 9 price in India starts at Rs. 33,427.

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Nexus 7 (2012)

First generation Nexus 7 tablet

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DeveloperGoogle, Asus
Product familyGoogle Nexus
TypeTablet computer
Generation1st generation
Release dateJuly 13, 2012; 9 years ago (2012-07-13) (Australia and United States)
Discontinued8 GB: October 2012
All models: July 24, 2013 (2013-07-24)
Units sold7 million (as of July 2013)[1]
Operating systemOriginal:Android4.1 "Jelly Bean"
Current:Android 5.1.1 "Lollipop"
CPUARMCortex-A9NvidiaTegra 3 T30L 1.2 GHz quad-core (1.3 GHz single-core mode) 1 MB L2 cache
Memory1 GB RAMDDR3L[2]
Storage8, 16, or 32 GB
Display7.0 in (180 mm) 1280 × 800 (16∶10, 216 px/in) IPSLCD, scratch resistant Corning Fit glass 10-point capacitive touchscreen[3][4]
Graphics416 MHz twelve-core Nvidia GeForce ULP
SoundMP3, WAV, eAAC+, WMA[4]
InputGPS, microphone, gyroscope, accelerometer, magnetometer[5]
Camera1.2 MP front-facing
HD (720p) resolution (mod required)[4][6]
Connectivity3.5 mm headphone jack, Bluetooth 3.0, Wi-Fi (802.11b/g/n @ 2.4 GHz), NFC, Micro USB2.0, docking pins;[5][3][4] 3G (HSPA+) only in selected models
PowerInternal rechargeable non-removable lithium-ion polymer 4,325 mAh 16 Wh battery[5][7]
Online servicesGoogle Play
Dimensions198.5 mm × 120 mm × 10.56 mm (7.81 in × 4.72 in × 0.42 in)
Mass340 g (12 oz)
SuccessorNexus 7 (2013)[dead link]

The first-generation Nexus 7 is a mini tablet computer co-developed by Google and Asus that runs the Androidoperating system. It is the first tablet in the Google Nexus series of Android consumer devices marketed by Google and built by an original equipment manufacturer partner. The Nexus 7 features a 7.0-inch (180 mm) display, an NvidiaTegra 3quad-core chip, 1 GB of memory, Wi-Fi and near field communication connectivity, and 8, 16 or 32 GB of storage. The tablet was the first device to ship with version 4.1 of Android, nicknamed "Jelly Bean". By emphasizing the integration of the Google Play multimedia store with Android 4.1, Google intended to market the Nexus 7 as an entertainment device and a platform for consuming e-books, television shows, films, games, and music.

Design work on the Nexus 7 began in January 2012 after a meeting between Google and Asus executives at International CES. The device's design was based on Asus' Eee Pad MeMO ME370T tablet that had been showcased at the conference. Following a hectic four-month development period during which the device was modified to reach a US$199 price point, mass production started in May. It was unveiled at the Google I/O annual developer conference on June 27, when it also became available for pre-order through Google Play. Shipping commenced in mid-July 2012 to Australia, Canada, the United States, and the United Kingdom, before the tablet was progressively released in other regions. Google expanded the Nexus 7 lineup in October 2012 with the introduction of 32 GB versions, available in Wi-Fi–only and HSPA+cellular-ready varieties.

The Nexus 7 received positive reviews from critics, particularly for its competitive pricing, premium-quality build, and powerful hardware.[8][9][10] Common criticisms included the absence of cellular connectivity from initial models and no expandable storage.[11][12] The Nexus 7 has been commercially successful, selling approximately 4.5–4.6 million units in 2012 and 7 million units overall. It received honors for "Gadget of the Year" and "Tablet of the Year" in T3 magazine's 2012 awards, and was also named "Best Mobile Tablet" at the 2013 Global Mobile Awards. The second generation Nexus 7 was released on July 26, 2013.[13]


Development phase[edit]

In an interview in December 2011, Google executive chairman Eric Schmidt announced that a Google-designed tablet computer would arrive in six months. During the interview for Italian newspaper Corriere della Sera, Schmidt stated that the software company would have strong competition against Apple, the designer of the iPad line of tablets.[14][15] While he did not refer to it as such, the device was inferred to be part of the Google Nexus series of consumer devices using the Androidoperating system and built by a partnering original equipment manufacturer (OEM).[16]

According to Asus executive Benjamin Yeh, the idea for the Nexus 7 was conceived at International CES in Las Vegas in January 2012 during a meeting of executives from his company and Google. After agreeing to manufacture the device for Google as the OEM, Asus was tasked with building a tablet that could sell for US$200 and would be "fast, cheap, and good"; according to the concept of the project management triangle, only two of these qualities can be achieved. Asus chairman Jonney Shih said that the software company "ask[ed] a lot" and that "our engineers told me it is like torture".[17] Former Android division manager Andy Rubin commented that Asus was the only company capable of designing such a product in four months.[18]

"We've [built] the biggest ebook store and we've got movies in Google Play. We've added TV and magazines. So we really wanted the perfect device to consume all of this and thought the 7-inch tablet was a good size."

—Patrick Brady, Google's Director of Android Partner Engineering[19]

To proceed with the project, which Asus code-named "Project A-Team", the company sent a design team to Google's headquarters in Mountain View, California, while Google sent seven engineers to Asus' headquarters in Taiwan. Having employees working in both locations allowed the engineering team to have a 24-hour development cycle, although Shih later needed to add 40 people to the project to meet Google's requests.[18] The design for the Nexus 7 was based on a tablet that Asus had showcased at International CES that year, the Eee Pad MeMO ME370T. An official explained, "While the base design and setup was completed in the 370T to meet a certain price point and option list, the efforts required to get that design to $199 meant going back to the drawing board and starting over on just about every aspect of the unit." Among the component modifications were a new motherboard, revised system on a chip (SoC), laminated display, and rear casing with a grippier material. The Nexus 7's design was completed after a relatively rapid four-month development period; mass production began in May 2012.[17]

In an analysis of its components, IHS's iSuppli estimated that the production cost of the 16 GB model of the Nexus 7 is $159.25 per unit, $19 more per unit than's competing tablet, the Kindle Fire.[20] The Nexus 7's higher production costs were attributed to its use of a higher-quality display, a quad-core processor (instead of the Fire's dual-core), and its inclusion of a camera and near field communications (NFC) functionality. The firm's senior analyst Andrew Rassweiler suggested that the success of the HP TouchPad's fire sale helped increase the commercial viability of low-cost tablets from major brands, and the failures of other high-end tablets helped reduce the cost of parts, making tablets like the Kindle Fire and Nexus 7 possible. However, he also noted that both tablets were being sold at thin profit margins, primarily due to their respective ties to content services.[21]

Unveiling and release[edit]

One month before its unveiling, the tablet appeared on benchmark site Rightware, which revealed that it would be an Asus-produced device known as the "Nexus 7" with a 7-inch (180 mm) screen, a NvidiaTegra 3 SoC, and version 4.1 of Android.[22] On June 25, 2012, gadget website Gizmodo Australia claimed it had access to the tablet's specifications and recommended retail prices, which turned out to be correct.[23][24]

The Nexus 7 was revealed on June 27, 2012, at Google I/O, an annual developer conference at Moscone Center in San Francisco, and it became available for pre-order on the same day.[25] In addition, Android version 4.1, nicknamed "Jelly Bean", was revealed during the keynote address by Hugo Barra, Director of Product Management for Android.[26][27] The following day, a special white edition of the Nexus 7 was given to Google I/O attendees,[28] along with the Galaxy Nexus with Jelly Bean pre-installed, the Nexus Q, and a Chromebox.[29] Barra announced that the tablet would retail for $199 for the 8 GB version and that it would come with a free film, e-book, several magazines, and a $25 credit (available for redemption until September 30)[30] to spend in Google Play, Android's digital multimedia distribution service.[31][32] The Nexus 7 was interpreted by technology commentators as Google's response to the inability of Android tablets to challenge the iPads' lead of the non-phone tablet market.[33] Shares of Google increased by 0.8 percent to $569.37 that afternoon.[34]

At the launch event, Barra announced that the tablet would initially be shipped to Australia, Canada, the United Kingdom, and the United States.[35] On July 13, 2012, Google began shipping the Nexus 7 to customers in Australia and the US who had pre-ordered the tablet.[36][37] The company released the Nexus 7 to Canada and the UK four days later on July 17.[38] The tablet was released in France, Germany, and Spain on August 27, 2012, and in Japan on September 25, 2012.[39][40] Two days later the tablet was released in South Korea.[41] The Nexus 7 was progressively released to selected markets, such as Portugal and India, in the following months.[42][43]



As a Google Nexus device, the Nexus 7 offers a "pure Android" experience, as it features the stock Android operating system, free of manufacturer or wireless carrier modifications like custom graphical user interfaces (or "skins", such as TouchWiz and HTC Sense) that exist in other Android devices. Nexus products, unlike most mobile devices, have an unlockable bootloader, which allows users to replace the device's firmware, which in turn allows from the outset to "root" the device to gain privileged control over Android's environment and further develop and modify the operating system.[44][45][46]

Nexus devices are considered the "flagship" Android devices and are the first to receive updates to the operating system.[47] As such, the Nexus 7 was the first device to have been shipped with Android version 4.1 ("Jelly Bean"). Jelly Bean was an incremental upgrade from version 4.0 ("Ice Cream Sandwich"), incorporating software improvements to the pull-down notifications bar and camera, and changes to the homescreen. With Jelly Bean, Google significantly reduced latency (lag), one negative aspect of Android compared to Apple's iOS operating system. It does so by employing "vsync timing" and triple buffering, improving touch responsiveness, and programming the display to run at 60 frames per second; this initiative was called "Project Butter".[48][49][50] The Nexus 7 was the first device to incorporate Google Chrome for Android as the standard web browser; all previous iterations of the Android OS used an unnamed application simply called Browser.[51]

One of the most highly touted features of Jelly Bean was Google Now, an intelligent personal assistant built into the Google Search app that is similar to Apple's Siri. According to Google, Google Now displays information in the form of cards that it predicts the user would find useful based on their search habits, such as traffic conditions, sports results, and weather. Google Now can translate a selected number of written languages and provide information on nearby places of interest.[52][53] Whereas Siri only works on iOS products, Google Now is available on Android and iOS devices in addition to the desktop Google Chrome web browser; users and analysts regard Google Now to be superior to Siri.[54]Popular Science named Google Now the "Innovation of the Year" for 2012.[55]

The Nexus 7 comes with many applications by default, including Gmail, YouTube, Maps, Calendar, Google+, Google Wallet, and Currents. According to Barra, Google emphasized the integration of Google Play across Android 4.1 on the device: "Google Play is Nexus 7 and Nexus 7 is Google Play. So which one is it that you are selling?...Well, it's really both."[56][57] According to Andy Rubin, the emphasis of Google Play arose after Google learned that customers buy into an application "ecosystem" when purchasing tablets, unlike phones where hardware is the primary determining factor.[18] The Nexus 7 is intended to take advantage of the different media formats available through the application store, including e-books, movies, music, games, magazines, and television programs. Several updates to Android were released in subsequent months, including Android 4.2 in November 2012,[58]Android 4.3 in July 2013, and Android 4.4 ("KitKat") in November 2013.[59]Android 5.0 ("Lollipop") was released for the Nexus 7 WiFi edition in November 2014, although users reported that the update rendered the tablet very slow.[60] Some of the issues with Android 5.0 have reportedly been addressed in an Android 5.0.2 update.[61] In March 2015, the Nexus 7 was upgraded to Android 5.1, which fixes the lagging issues.[62]

Hardware and design[edit]

View of the back of a rectangular device held in a hand. The dimpled surface features two prominent words, "Nexus", and "Asus".
The rear of the Nexus 7 features a dimpled plastic surface with a grippy texture. The tablet's build quality was praised by critics.[10]

The Nexus 7 (ASUS-1B32) has a plastic chassis that is 7.81 in (198.5 mm) long, 4.7 in (120 mm) wide, and 0.41 in (10.5 mm) thick, and weighs 12 oz (340 g). The device features a Nvidia Tegra 3 SoC consisting of a 1.3 GHz Cortex-A9quad-corecentral processing unit (CPU) and a twelve-core 416 MHz Nvidia GeForce ULP graphics processing unit (GPU). In conjunction with an accelerometer and gyroscope, the powerful GPU enables graphically demanding gameplay.[63][64] The Tegra 3 processor, besides the four primary cores, features "Variable Symmetric Multiprocessing" that uses a fifth "stealth" core designed to take over during periods of low processor demand, helping to preserve battery life.[17][65] Other features include a microphone, GPS, a magnetometer, a NFC chip with a Secure Element, and a 1.2 megapixel front-facing camera.[7] The rear of the Nexus 7 features a dimpled plastic surface with a rubbery, leathery texture to help users to grip and hold the device.[8][11]

Google and Asus omitted cellular connectivity on initial models of the device, instead employing Wi-Fi802.11b/g/n as the only means for the tablet to connect to the Internet. A mobile-capable version of the device utilizing HSPA+ cellular technology with 32 GB of storage was later introduced in October 2012 for $299.[66] Unlike most tablets, the Nexus 7 has NFC connectivity built in, which allows users to share files quickly with Android Beam and perform non-touch payments at sites that employ NFC cash registers.[67]

The Nexus 7's battery visible with the back cover removed

The Nexus 7 is powered by a 4,325 mAhlithium-ion polymer battery that typically lasts 9.5 hours and can be charged via micro-USB.[17] In order to maximize the device's battery life, Asus engineers spent one month attempting to reduce electrical leakage by measuring heat and voltage at every point on the printed circuit board (PCB).[17] The tablet includes a highly efficient power management integrated circuit designed by Maxim Integrated Products.[65] Google claims the Nexus 7's battery life allows 9 hours of HD video playback, 10 hours of web browsing or e-reading, and 300 hours on standby.[7]

The device's 7-inch (180 mm) LCD has a 1280×800-pixels resolution, giving it a density of 216 pixels per inch (PPI). Its IPS display enables a wide viewing angle (178°) without significant color distortion, and enhances color reproduction.[68] The tablet's thin, lightweight form factor was achieved without sacrificing computer power through a special LCD design called Asus TruVivid. The LCD panel uses a "one-glass" solution and a non-traditional lamination technique. Tablet touchscreens typically comprise four pieces of glass—two that sandwich the liquid crystal, a touch sensor glass, and a protective glass—whereas the Asus TruVivid design fuses the protective and sensor glass, with the sensor attached as a film.[17] The conventional lamination technique for touchscreens involves air bonding, in which the glass layers are glued around the edges, leaving air in between; Asus used a "full lamination" technique, in which the glass layers are fused by adhesive with no air between. This yielded thinner display panels, but made production more difficult, as there was less tolerance for imprecision without affecting the quality of the screen.[17] The tablet's display is protected by a layer of Corning Fit Glass.[5]

Contrasting with the company's usual method for designing motherboards, the first components that Asus placed on the device's PCB were the speakers. This was done to ensure the other components did not force speaker placement towards one side, which would harm sound quality. The design saw the implementation of two microphones to ensure the user's hand placement on the device would not muffle sound during videoconferencing, while the headphone jack was moved to the bottom of the device, preventing the headphone wire from draping across the screen.[17]

Two models of the Nexus 7 were available at launch, one with 8 GB of storage, priced at US$199 or £159, and one with 16 GB of storage, priced at $249 or £199.[27] On October 29, 2012, the Nexus 7 lineup was revised: the 8 GB model was discontinued, the price of the 16 GB version was reduced to $199, and a 32 GB variant was introduced at the $249 price point.[69] The low cost of the Nexus 7 put it in competition with the Kindle Fire, with which it shared the same retail price. The low price of the Nexus 7 compared to higher-end tablets such as the iPad was noted by critics; Nvidia's Mike Rayfield felt that no one had ever produced a "truly amazing" device of its kind at such a price until the Nexus 7.[27]



The Nexus 7 received favorable reviews from critics. Technology commentators drew attention to its high performance, responsive display and the inclusion of Jelly Bean, as well as to NFC support.[11][70]Walter Mossberg of The Wall Street Journal, David Pogue of The New York Times, and TechCrunch columnist MG Siegler acknowledged that Google and Asus had designed a serious competitor to Apple's iPad.[71] Siegler wrote, "[W]ith the Nexus 7, Google has, for the first time, created an Android product that I would buy for myself. And I wouldn't have an issue recommending it to anyone else."[72] Consumer-electronics publications Ars Technica,[73]TechRadar,[74] and CNET Australia[75] reviewed the product favorably. Nathan Olivarez-Giles of Wired summed up his view:

This is the Android tablet you've been waiting for. Beautiful, detailed display. Handsome design and fantastic build quality. Jelly Bean feels like it was built for the Nexus 7. The first 7-inch quad core tablet, it has Porsche-like speed and agility.[8]

Conversely, reviewers noted a lack of support for expandable storage, the initial absence of cellular connectivity, and the display's lower-than-expected contrast level, as well as an absence of a rear-facing camera.[11][12] For the latter, an explanation from Asus claimed that the company decided to omit such a camera so as to not compromise the user experience and competitive pricing.[76] Some consumers reported instances when the screen would not register inputs while the tablet performed data-intensive operations, while others complained about the build-quality of the screen.[77][78]

Critics in particular praised the combination of competitive retail pricing and quality of the Nexus 7. Tim Stevens of Engadget observed, "The Nexus 7 is an amazing package ... feels like something that could sell for much more."[79] Melissa Perenson of PCWorld voiced similar sentiments, writing: "Nexus 7 ... isn't like other inexpensive tablets. Its construction has a high-quality look and feel",[10] and The Verge columnist Joshua Topolsky declared: "Google's Nexus 7 isn't just an excellent tablet for $200. It's an excellent tablet, period."[9]


The box artwork for the Nexus 7 features an image of the tablet angled in such a way that it creates a stylized "7".

During the week following the Google I/O unveiling, Google noticed an "immense demand" for the Nexus 7, resulting in many retailers having to stop accepting pre-orders for the tablet.[80] Following release on July 13, 2012, retailers such as GameStop, Sam's Club, and Kmart announced that they had run out of stock for the tablet. Google was "surprised" by the demand for its 16 GB model, forcing it to stop accepting orders for the model on Google Play.[81][82][83] In response to the Nexus 7, in mid-August 2012, Barnes & Noble lowered the retail prices of its Nook Tablets; the prices of the Nook Color and 8 GB Nook Tablet were cut by $20 to $149 and $179, respectively, while the 16 GB model of the Nook Tablet received a $50 price reduction from its previous retail price of $249.[84][85]

According to gadget site Tom's Hardware, 3–4 million units were expected to sell in 2012,[86] which would account for most of the six million tablets Asus was expecting to sell for the year.[87] Other sources estimated that 6–8 million units of the tablet would be shipped before the year's end.[88][89] Google initially expected to sell 3 million units of the Nexus 7 by the end of 2012,[90] but Forrester Research estimates that Google met this sales target in mid-October 2012.[91] Asus CFO David Chang said that by October, sales of the Nexus 7 had approached 1 million units per month.[92] In light of Google not releasing official sales figures, mobile industry analyst Benedict Evans [Wikidata] estimated that the device most likely sold between 4.5 and 4.6 million units in 2012.[93] According to Carphone Warehouse, the Nexus 7 is the UK retailer's highest-selling Android tablet.[94]

Following the 2012 holiday season, analytics company Localytics reported that the Nexus 7 accounted for 8% of the global Android tablet market share, based on estimates of app installations. This places it fourth among Android tablets, trailing the Kindle Fire (33%), Nook (10%), and Samsung Galaxy (9%) lines.[95] A survey conducted by market research firm BCN in December 2012 found that the Nexus 7 had the largest tablet market share in Japan at 44.4% versus the iPads' combined market share of 40.1%. The survey cited factors such as price and consumer savvy.[96] In July 2013, during the announcement of the second generation Nexus 7, Google executive Sundar Pichai said that over 70 million Android tablets had been activated and that the first-generation Nexus 7 comprised about 10 percent of those devices (7 million units).[1]


In 2012, the Nexus 7 won T3's "Gadget of the Year" award, beating rival Apple's iPhone 4S, Sony's PlayStation Vita, OnLive, and others.[97] It also won "Tablet of the Year" in the same awards ceremony, beating Apple's new iPad, Sony's Tablet S, Samsung's Galaxy Tab 8.9, and others.[98]CNET named the Nexus 7 the third-best tech product and the fourth-most influential tech product of 2012.[99] At the presentation of the Global Mobile Awards at the 2013 GSMAMobile World Congress, the Nexus 7 received the award for "Best Mobile Tablet".[100]

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