Identifying Your Google Nexus 7

Having trouble trying to distinguish which Google Nexus 7 version you have? There are a few physical differences between the Nexus 7 2012 and Nexus 7 2013, find out more below:

2013 (2nd Generation)

Identifying Your Google Nexus 7

2012 (1st Generation)

  2012 (1st Generation)

1. NEXUS Logo

You can notify the difference from the logo orientation on the back of the device. Google Nexus 7 2012 (2nd Gen) logo is aligned vertically and Google Nexus 7 2013 (1st Gen) logo is horizontal.

2. Design

On the back of the device you will notice that Google Nexus 7 2012 (2nd Gen) has a engraved pattern whereas Google Nexus 7 2013 (1st Gen) has a plain back case.

3. Back Camera

Google Nexus 7 2013 (1st Gen) is built in with a back camera, oppose to the Google Nexus 7 2012 (2nd Gen).

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