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Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Next Google Nexus 7 (2nd generation) is around the corner

There are technically no numbers to support this claim, but I think it’s safe to say that the Nexus 7 is easily the most popular Android tablet ever created. It matches the best of both worlds in hardware and software, plus it has that ridiculously awesome price tag that anyone could get happy about. When we start hearing news about the next iteration of this device from “upstream supply chains,” it’s time to get excited

Next generation (2nd generation) Nexus 7 rumored to pack full HD display, to be revealed at Google I/O in May 2013. Hold on to your money if you are in the market for a new tablet these days. The new Nexus 7 rumored to be a iPad mini killer. Thankfully, all those updates aren’t going to cost an arm and a leg, and in fact, the new Nexus 7 is expected to cost the same $199 and $249 for the 16GB and 32GB model, respectively.

According to a report by DigiTimes citing upstream supply chain sources, ASUS and Google are currently working to unveil the next generation Nexus 7 tablet packing a full HD display at the upcoming Google I/O 2013. The tablet is also alleged to boast a thinner display border (thinner bezel) giving it a fresher look.

While there is nothing wrong with Jelly Bean, I am hoping it comes running Key Lime Pie instead, since it’s already running Android 4.2.1, the latest version of the OS.

If you could have Google put in one additional feature to the Nexus 7, what would you want? Better display? Back-facing camera? Faster processor? More RAM? Anything else?

The one thing we can say is that if Google has plans to unveil a next-generation Nexus 7 — it will likely be at Google I/O which kicks off on May 15.

Update: Its funny that today (after this post) I ended up buying a used Nexus 7 8GB for a sweet $135 off Craigslist. The private seller wanted to get the 2nd generation Nexus so he just sold this for cheap.  I'm already a happy camper :)

3 comments:

haris javed said...

I would have google improve the web browsing experience on nexus 7 by leaps and bounds. The current nexus7 web browser (chrome) still suffers from lag when you open multiple pages which mars the overall rather smooth ui experience. The tablet should feel like there's a quad core processor under it's hood all the time.

brandon moss said...

i would like it to have more ram, and the new nvidia tegra 4 graphics chip! At the moment the tegra 3 blows away many other mobile processors with onboard graphics, but the tegra 4 would certainly exceed the margin!

Richard Bulmer said...

Web browser performance is great for me. I'd like a HDMI port, better internal speakers if that's possible in the overall size (nexus 10 is much better) and a decent line up of accessories which are mainly non-existent!!