Google Nexus 7 Teardown
On the outside, there's a lot to like about Google's Nexus 7 tablet. It has a great-looking 7-inch display, runs Jelly Bean, and a sports $200 price tag. But as you show in this Cracking Open gallery, there's also a lot to like on the inside.
For a detailed analysis of the teardown, check out my article and video, Nexus 7 teardown reveals similarities, better hardware than Kindle Fire.
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What about the 4 terminals on the left side, what are they for? Is there any way to hack the camera to turn it to the back?
I've had mine for almost three weeks now. love it, running Codename Android v3.3.1 w/faux123-kernel-v008u...the jelly is so sweet. although external usb is native I prefer using StickMount from the market. the best $250 I've spent.
Hi all... Im here cuz this is the most complete list of Nexus 7 parts I found. I got mine last monday and I totally love the divice, it feels very responsive, image quality is great and Im totally loving it. But earlier today while reading at it I dropped it and the screen got broken. Since the screen updates when I wake it up and even showed my face on it when trying to unlock it (face recognition) I am pretty sure the camera and the display work. speaker is working and the everything seem to work (since I hear the notification when a new email comes in). I want to know the "touch glass" part number (or touch digitalizer as in the HTC nexus phone) so I can replace it myself (im leaving overseas and not google not nexus are going to help me. Maybe the part is already listed and i just failed to recognize that. So either Bill or any of the readers can help me with pointing out the part number so I can look for it. Thanks so much in advance for the help guys!!!
Hopefully the comentary will follow, how nice to see something that seems to be designed to be maintained.