Rumor: Second Generation Nexus 7 to Launch in July?

We’ve heard various rumors about Google’s revamped Nexus 7, and a new one comes today from DigiTimes that claims the second-generation Nexus 7 will be arriving in July. If the device does in fact ship in July, it will not be coming with a new version of Android, with Android 5.0 Key Lime Pie once again tipped for an October release.

The second-generation Nexus 7 will reportedly be touting a screen resolution of 1920 x  1200p, a thinner bezel and a Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro processor instead of NVIDIA’s Tegra 3. The tablet may also come with a 5MP rear-facing camera and support for Qi wireless charging.

Interestingly enough, DigiTimes is claiming that the 16GB version of the second-generation Nexus 7 will come with a pricetag of $229, instead of the previously rumored $199 price point. The report claims,

“As first-tier brand vendors have been trying to expand their sales through price cuts, Google is not looking to follow suit, but will instead focus on defending the US$199-249 segment of the 7-inch tablet market and target competitors such as Amazon and Apple.”

We will see in July what Google’s pricing plans for the device are, as price drops for the first-generation Nexus 7 have been rumored to be lowered once the new version of the tablet is released.

[Via: DigiTimes]

  • Andres Galvan

    By Snapdragon S4 Pro they mean Snapdragon 600, right? I remember reading somewhere that
    S4 Play = 200
    S4 Plus(on the One X, GSIII) = 400
    S4 Pro(on the DNA, Nexus 4)
    S4 Prime = 800

    S600 would be awesome, though. My One just screams past everything I throw at it.

  • SashaPeters

    It’s also worth checking out the new Novo 8 Discovery ($169) Android tablet that launched this week and is available through T a bl e t S p r i n t– and compares to the 8-inch mini iPad– with fast Quad core performance, and an 8″ size, which is almost as compact as a 7″ tablet but in comparison offers 65% more screen space to play with… it offers an impressive 5000 mAh battery for long life, MicroSD, Dual Cameras, HDMI, and is also one of the first tablets that works with Miracast TV– HD Wireless (like Apple TV – Airplay device).

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