ASUS and Google to introduce Google Nexus 7 sequel in May
Currently, the 16GB and 32GB Wi-Fi only models are priced at $199 and $249 respectively while the 32GB Wi-Fi + Mobile data models for AT&T and T-Mobile cost $299 each. According to the sources, by the end of this month, more than 6 million units of the tablet will have been sold. The top selling variant is the $249 32GB Wi-Fi only model. The same sources say that by the end of the year, 10 million units made up of a combination of the original model and the second-generation version, will have been purchased. Android 4.2.1 is currently running the tablet following a December update, and it is expected to be the build of Android that will be installed on the second-generation models, right out of the box.
1. blackice214 (Posts: 163; Member since: 03 Jan 2013)
Nice I might buy just because of the price and the FHD display.
23. RiseAgainst94 (Posts: 273; Member since: 03 Mar 2012)
AGood call. By improving the display and border they literally just enhanced the only two aspects of mu Nexus 7 that im not thrilled about. Wish there was an sd card slot but that's okay.
Edit *** They would do well to greatly improve the video quality of the front facing camera.
28. _Bone_ (Posts: 2135; Member since: 29 Oct 2012)
Waited a couple of months and can wait a few more before buying one of these beasts. Updated Nexus 10, nexgen Nexus 7, maybe a Nexus 8 FHD, that would be the ideal in-betweener, or the Ipad Mini 2. Really is the year of mature tablets with $400 tops for high-end technology.
31. rf1975 (Posts: 247; Member since: 01 Aug 2011)
Just make few hundred or thousand unit and then say out of stock after few days. Then tell people "Our OEM manufacturer can not meet the demand".
2. umadd (banned) (Posts: 40; Member since: 25 Jan 2013)
Expect this one to be out of stock for a long time like the Nexus 4
12. umadd (banned) (Posts: 40; Member since: 25 Jan 2013)
Were you not around during the Nexus 7 launch? On top of that, demand will be much higher this time around.
13. haroonazeem638 (Posts: 128; Member since: 29 Mar 2011)
Nexus 4 launch has been much worse than Nexus 7's. They were much quicker to fix their supply issues. Plus, don't you think Asus might have learnt from experience? I don't believe there will be supply issues like before for the new Nexus 7
14. umadd (banned) (Posts: 40; Member since: 25 Jan 2013)
nexus 4 demands were overwhelming. nexus 7 demands were nowhere near that of nexus 4 and were still sold out. moreover, the 3g version of nexus 7 also sold out.
you must not know how demand and supply work. manufacturers do not simply supply as much as they can. they supply an optimal amount. go take a class in economics simpleton
20. wendygarett (unregistered)
It's funny that you keeps yelling people retarded where you yourself retarded as well, nexus 7 selling well around the globe, if the country has no kindle fire, nexus 7 will definitely be top spot on android tablet, if not either galaxy tab 7.0...
do some research before you claim someone retarded, retarded
3. MC1123 (Posts: 1242; Member since: 12 Nov 2012)
noce one google, but hoping 7.7" (im not refering to the iPad mini, but the size of the galaxy tab 7.7, which is a good screen size, not too small, not too big either) screen size but maintain the slimness!
hope they keep the tegra 4 since im sure snapdragon 800 will be pricey...and add a rear camera too!
even i dont like android, i only like android with stock UI on it, samsung and others ruin the experience!
7. umadd (banned) (Posts: 40; Member since: 25 Jan 2013)
"even i dont like android, i only like android with stock UI on it, samsung and others ruin the experience!"
OH NOES! THEY PUT A SKIN ON IT! IT'S RUIIIIIINEDDDDDDDDDDDDDDD T_T
33. darkskoliro (Posts: 990; Member since: 07 May 2012)
Samsung tablets are the worst. Holy bjeezus its so slow compared to stock JB/ICS, and full of cartoon looking icons...bleh not to mention average specs
5. galanoth (Posts: 325; Member since: 26 Nov 2011)
I'm hoping for Nexus 7.7.
With a 1920 x 1200 resolution, a little thinner bezels all around, and Tegra 4.
An appropriate upgrade over last years model.
6. cretinick (Posts: 147; Member since: 25 Jan 2011)
And it will be the Nexus 8 with 8" screen?
8. techguy22 (Posts: 227; Member since: 09 Aug 2012)
yes yes i love my nexus 7. just did some customize. i want new display and processor for the new baby NOW.
10. haroonazeem638 (Posts: 128; Member since: 29 Mar 2011)
I am wishing for something new in Android 5.0 on the new Nexus 7 or whatever it will be called. I want the on-screen buttons gone...like forever. They take away precious space from the screen. Android needs gestures. A swipe from bottom to top for options such as home, back, multitasking etc. instead of on-screen buttons....OR something new!
Surprise us Google!
17. rdeleonp (Posts: 43; Member since: 21 Jan 2012)
CM 10.1 + Nova Launcher Prime + LMT Launcher give you all that and more. Look it up.
19. haroonazeem638 (Posts: 128; Member since: 29 Mar 2011)
Thank you very much! I did not know that :D
27. linneti15 (Posts: 49; Member since: 26 Sep 2012)
ehh multitasking i can live with for a gesture and then button press... but home and back?? no way!! there needs to be dedicated buttons/dedicated gestures for these because they are too important to have 2 or more steps to do them..
11. idroidequis (Posts: 103; Member since: 23 Jan 2013)
As much as Id love to upgrade mines theres nothing that it cant do that I throw at it. An FHD screen is tempting though.
15. half_21 (Posts: 44; Member since: 16 Nov 2012)
this time i'll wait 3-4 months before buying this model...so i would not have any regrets of buying it as soon as it was released and then found out that after a few months they release an upgraded version of this model...and at least the price would be cheaper..and besides my nexus 7 ow is sufficient enough for my needs...^^
16. HDShatter (Posts: 1021; Member since: 17 Jan 2013)
I'm hoping for 1200p screen, 2gb ddr3, tegra 4 and if there smart they will either put 64gb of storage in it or an sd slot (I doubt they will put an sd slot since it is a nexus)
18. BadAssAbe (Posts: 434; Member since: 22 Apr 2011)
FHD is not really necessary, i rather have More Storage and battery.
Give me the least amount bezel possible so when i add my otterbox, i can still put it in my pocket.
Same price range is a win
Next Gen Processor would be nice but not necessary, Current 7 is Fast, Real Fast
21. Berzerk000 (Posts: 4069; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)
Tegra 4, 2 GB RAM, and FHD 7" display, for $200 with stock Android? Take that, Kindle Fire!
29. TylerGrunter (Posts: 993; Member since: 16 Feb 2012)
That's just a whish list, isn't it?
I would be OK with the FHD, 2 GB of RAM, and any dual core A15 like the OMAP 5 or Exynos 5 quad.
22. Junkerleah (Posts: 1; Member since: 29 Jan 2013)
Google I/O 2013 may be four months away, but there are already speculation on what Google is planning to launch at its annual conference.
24. bigstrudel (Posts: 518; Member since: 20 Aug 2012)
Gotta upgrade that Processor if its going Full HD. The Tegra 3 was JUST enough to make it run 100% smooth if youre using the right rom/kernel. Stock 4.2 still has a tiny bit of choppyness in spots.
25. Droidude (Posts: 18; Member since: 04 Jul 2010)
I have a Galaxy Tab 2 7.0. Since the update to jelly bean its been great. The new Nexus 7 with a HD display sounds good enough to buy .
26. tiara6918 (Posts: 1441; Member since: 26 Apr 2012)
Given that price tag, the full hd display is a big bonus!
34. Droidude (Posts: 18; Member since: 04 Jul 2010)
FHD diaplay for $249. Unless the Gal Tab 8 has some amazing features, I'll be returning to the Nexus fold.