And presented in Dave's unique non-scripted overly enthusiastic style!
What’s inside Google’s new 7″ Nexus 7 Tablet? Dave’s does a teardown to find out.
I think the square hole is for a missing “main/back camera” which they decided not to include… and leave only the front facing low res camera
On android devices to do a factory reset you hold down power and volume down when powering up. Presumably that’s why it’s labeled “reset.”
NFC can read RFID
Free-fall detection is good for parking the heads on hard drives so they don’t get damaged when the impact happens. Not that the Nexus 7 has a hard drive in it
Well, that bites.
My Nexus 7, preordered STILL HASN’T ARRIVED YET. And Dave had his long enough to tear it down.
Not to mention, if I hadn’t preordered, I could’ve walked into the store and BOUGHT ONE IMMEDIATELY, saving $20 in shipping. Or ordered it online with FREE SHIPPING.
And I would’ve had it already.
So let’s see, I preorder it, get it later, and paid more. Let that be a lesson to you – if it’s sold by Google, don’t bother preordering – you’ll find it cheaper and quicker in the store. Every other store around treats their preorderers with more respect.
Bummer. My mate Rog who is in the review video pre-ordered his and got it ages before me.
Looks like the copper foil on top of the Nvidia chip is also used as a heatsink, nice idea. So besure to push it back firmly or you’d have a free handy egg cooker LOL
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I agree with Pablo — that looks like a place where a rear-facing camera could be mounted. Dave, is there any circuitry adjacent to it that might lend itself to driving a camera?
You don’t have to read info about each freaking chip! All you have to say is “this is the wifi/bluetooth module”. What else is there to say that anyone cares about? Also your speech inflection left me visibly disturbed. “monotonemonotonemontoneSCREEEEEEECH!
Yes, I do. This is an electronics blog after all. You seemed to have stumbled upon the wrong blog…
Chips are spice of the world. Try different blog with reviews for housewifes
I’m a housewife, jerk. Don’t be such a dinosaur.
In reply to lol who is diss’ing the eevblog about the nexus teardown…. go find something you’re interested in rather making ridiculous comments that help no-one. If you don’t like Dave’s way of doing things, then go elsewhere. I won’t miss you.
That mysterious hole in the side looks a fair bit like the microphone hole on my HTC Android phone.
What triggers the smart covers/cases to turn the device on/off? Is there a magnet in the device that completetes a circuit or something? Plz use general terms, I’m no guru whatsoever I’m just curious..
The magnet sensor for the trigger is on the lower left hand side of the device. Almost on top of the 4 random gold connectors on the side.
Has anyone worked out what those 4 connectors are for? In the Vid you mentioned there was no power on any of them, could this be related to the magnet sensor somehow, like for a special case they haven’t yet released?
4 random gold connectors are for connect to google nexus with stand which helps to charge the nexus 7 also. u can check with the link “http://www.gearzap.com/google-nexus-7-case-compatible-desktop-sync-and-charge-cradle.html”
Very good review and teardown report. Of course everyone probably knows by now that the latest version of the Nexus 7 has both front- and rear-facing cameras. Why they left the front camera off the original is anybody’s guess–probably so they could introduce the product at a rock-bottom price point. Dumb idea if you ask me. I would NEVER buy a tablet without the front-facing camera.