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Google and ASUS to unveil second generation Nexus 7 with full HD display at Google I/O

It’s funny, just yesterday I was wondering what Google will do with the Nexus 7 at Google I/O. I automatically thought they would probably step up to a full 1080p HD display, but wasn’t sure about the rest. Well word is they will definitely add a 1080p display to the second generation 7-incher. The other rumor is that it will probably be thinner with a more industrial design. No word on the internals, but since ASUS will be doing this year’s Nexus 7 again, I am thinking we might see the Tegra 4. My other prediction is that we will see last year’s version get a price drop to $149 for 16GB and $199 for 32GB. It’s still a very formidable tablet for most people.

As to the version of Android, the sources tell us it will still be Jelly Bean. I am certainly expecting a bigger software bump to Key Lime Pie, but then again, Google could wait until the fall to launch the next big version. That would certainly be a disappointment, but I guess we will just have to wait and see.

The Nexus 7 continues to be one of the more popular Android tablets. By the end of January, it’s expected that Google will have moved a total of six million units. 2013 should be an even bigger year for Google and ASUS with the projection set at 10 million units.

source: digitimes


  • Benjamin Pavel

    I’m glad that they are coming up with next Gen Nexus 7 as i was thinking getting one but ill rather save up and wait till Google I/O comes.
    As for Key Lime Pie it would be better if they released the version in fall so they will have more time to implent more killer features and stuff, plus 4.2 JB is still on less than few % of devices.