By Lisa Johnston
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Dallas – An AT&T-network version of Google’s Nexus 7 tablet became available on the Google Play store, which last week began offering a version that runs on the T-Mobile network.
The AT&T version became available Sept. 17 at $349 following Sept. 10 availability of the T-Mobile version, which is also priced at $349 but with free 2GB data for one month. Both versions come with 32GB embedded memory
A Wi-Fi version of the Nexus 7 became available in late July in 16GB and 32GB versions at $229 and $269, respectively, through the Google Play store and through retailers.
All Nexus 7 versions feature quad-core 1.5GHz Qualcomm S4 Pro CPU said to be 1.8x faster than the previous model’s quad-core CPU, a GPU with 4x faster frame rate, 2GB of RAM instead of 1GB, dual-band Wi-Fi 802.11n, low-energy Bluetooth Smart, dual stereo speakers, and Fraunhofer virtual-surround technology, which creates a virtual 5.1 soundfield through the tablet’s speakers or through any connected headphone.
The tablet also features two cameras, whereas its predecessor had only a front-facing camera for video chats.
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