It's become sort of a tradition now that whenever a new mobile device comes to market, the folks over at iFixit.com tear it down to its naked innards and let us see all the individual components that make up our new toy. They also are able to see just how 'fixable' the device is, from a layman's point of view and give it a score surmising such.
The New 2013 edition of the Nexus 7 is no exception and this past weekend iFixit did indeed dissect our handy tablet. While there are no out and out surprises, there is some interesting things pointed out, such as how the inductive charging coil for the wireless charging is layered under the NFC module. Some other interesting points include the inclusion of an apparently inactive FM Radio module and the apparently translucent stereo speakers and dual wi-fi antennas, which should help lock onto even middling signal strength.
There's lots more of course and you can see all the nitty gritty innards at the link below. Overall the New Nexus 7 a repairability rating of 7...which is fairly decent, although we'd be a bit squeamish to open ours up and apparently even the pros at iFixit cracked their case a bit while doing so.
The hardware powering this nifty trick of a tablet:iFixit
- Qualcomm APQ8064 Snapdragon S4 Pro Quad-Core CPU (includes the Adreno 320 GPU)
- Elpida J4216EFBG 512 MB DDR3L SDRAM (four ICs for 2 GB total)
- Analogix ANX7808 SlimPort Transmitter
- Texas Instruments BQ51013B Inductive Charging Controller
- Qualcomm Atheros WCN3660 WLAN a/b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0 (BR/EDR+BLE), and FM Radio Module
- SK Hynix H26M51003EQR 16 GB eMMC NAND Flash
- Qualcomm PM8921 Quick Charge Battery Management IC