nexus 7Just five days after Google took the wraps of its flagship tablet – the Nexus 7 – at the Google I/O developer conference last week in San Francisco, the tinkers and modders over at iFixit tore the device down, revealing the tablet’s hardware in all its glory. We already know the Nexus 7’s specs – quad-core 1.3 GHz Tegra 3, 7-inch IPS display panel with a 1280 × 800 screen resolution, 1GB RAM, Wi-Fi/ Bluetooth/ NFC, 12-core GPU, and Android 4.1 a.k.a. Jelly Bean. In case you missed our thorough review of the device, you can check it out here. So, what did the folks over at iFixit discovered?

Well, they found out that the Nexus 7 tablet has a Hynix HTC2G83CFR DDR3 RAM, a Kingston KE44B-26BN/8GB 8GB flash, a Max 77612A inverting switching regulator, an AzureWave AW-NH665 wireless module, a Broadcom BCM4751 integrated monolithic GPS receiver, and a Invensense MPU-6050 gyro and accelerometer. Interestingly, the teardown also revealed that the tablet’s GPS, NFC, and Wi-Fi antennas all are manufactured sometime between April and May. If you love digging into the hardware of things, check out the step-by-step teardown of the device via iFixit’s website.

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