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Google to launch second-gen Nexus 7 in July

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Google to launch second-gen Nexus 7 in July
Google will launch the second generation of its Nexus 7 tablet around July and it will run on a Qualcomm Snapdragon chip, according to Reuters’ sources. The new Nexus 7 will again be made by Asus, but it will come with a Snapdragon instead of the Nvidia Tegra chip that its predecessor had. Google has allegedly picked the Qualcomm Snapdragon chip over the Nvidia one because of its power efficiency. The device will also have a thinner bezel.

In terms of price, the Nexus 7 could sell for the same price of $199 and the first-gen model might get discounted to $149. There is also the possibility that Google will become even more aggressive and sell the second-gen seven incher for $149, and discontinue the first-gen N7 right away.

Google plans to ship nearly 8 million units of the second generation Nexus 7 and thus finally go head to head in volume against the Apple iPad mini and Amazon Kindle Fire. With it, the company is planning to further expand its outreach in hardware, as more hardware means more devices where it can show its revenue-generating ads. In exchange for having its revenue from ads, Google can push the price envelope down to a nearly zero-margin device sales, which is great for the consumer.

Finally, if all this is true (and we should remember it’s just a rumor right now), the Nexus 7 seems to fall in a yearly cadence as the first device was launched in June 2012, and it will just around a year if the second-generation tablet comes around July.

source: Reuters

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posted on 03 Apr 2013, 01:34 5

1. jonartpop (Posts: 152; Member since: 25 Oct 2012)


The first device running on KLP maybe?

posted on 03 Apr 2013, 01:57 3

2. dorianb (Posts: 333; Member since: 24 Oct 2012)


I just fapped....

posted on 03 Apr 2013, 02:06 4

3. RaKithAPeiRiZ (Posts: 1223; Member since: 29 Dec 2011)


Rear camera would be nice ,

posted on 03 Apr 2013, 08:29 8

12. Evil_SaNz (Posts: 258; Member since: 20 Oct 2011)


Tablet rear camera is a pointless feature imho. Who owns a tablet at 99% owns a phone with a camera that is at 99% better than any tablet camera. Not many Augmented reality features around, so I'd prefer no rear cam and cheaper price.

posted on 03 Apr 2013, 09:48

14. TheLolGuy (Posts: 469; Member since: 05 Mar 2013)


I agree. By the time Augmented Reality will have a reliable, strong presence, something like Google Glass or an equivalent from another company will utilize it in a much more natural intuitive manner.

posted on 03 Apr 2013, 17:36

24. Mobilephile (Posts: 65; Member since: 25 Nov 2012)


I WANT a good camera in the back, if I choose to use it. Its the only feature missing to it being a full fledged device

posted on 07 Apr 2013, 17:05

31. geodude074 (Posts: 67; Member since: 05 Mar 2013)


I have a camera on the back of my Nexus 10.

I can count on one hand how many times I've used it.

posted on 15 Apr 2013, 06:14

32. pellegrini (Posts: 83; Member since: 14 Jun 2012)


I own a nexus 7 and I don't really miss the camera in the back.
No tablet can compete with it in terms of features per money, IMO at least.

I'm really excited to see the next generation.

Just to point some of my expectations:
- That silver bezel made of metal would be great;
- A thinner bezel, it would make it even easier to put in your pocket;
- Everybody likes more battery
- 2 GB of RAM, 1GB isn't enough for the multi-user feature (one of the best features of JB)

Anyway, I'm sure that the next N7 will be as great as the first.

posted on 03 Apr 2013, 02:15

4. Filip. (Posts: 13; Member since: 25 Mar 2013)


DOPE!!!

posted on 03 Apr 2013, 02:19 1

5. Technobri (Posts: 65; Member since: 10 Dec 2012)


Lol..i knew they would announce this just days after i got a nexus 7...oh well ..its an excellent device and if the new nexus is just a minor improvement than ill stick with the original

posted on 03 Apr 2013, 02:51

6. jove39 (Posts: 1206; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)


waiting

posted on 03 Apr 2013, 02:59

7. _Bone_ (Posts: 2061; Member since: 29 Oct 2012)


Too bad it's not a Nexus 8, which is the perfect size.

posted on 03 Apr 2013, 03:08 9

8. cezarepc (Posts: 442; Member since: 23 Nov 2012)


I have a Nexus 7 and the only thing I'm wishing for is a 2GB ram.

posted on 03 Apr 2013, 09:26 2

13. Jeradiah3 (Posts: 933; Member since: 11 Feb 2010)


i agree. other than that I love my Nexus 7

posted on 03 Apr 2013, 09:55

15. TheLolGuy (Posts: 469; Member since: 05 Mar 2013)


Shocking as it sounds I'm already pushing the limits of the 2gb of ram I have on my device. I have a bad habit of running 10+ tabs etc.

Support for ram past 2gb won't happen with ARM-based devices until late 2014 at the earliest when Cortex a53/a57 with 64-bit support comes.

Unless Intel beats ARM in introducing 64-bit computing to their Atom line, all mobile flagships will be flatlining at 2gb this year and the next.

posted on 03 Apr 2013, 17:07

23. downphoenix (Posts: 2232; Member since: 19 Jun 2010)


I thought 32 bit CPUs could utilize up to 4GB of ram. I know most computer games for instance are still programmed for 32 bit and the max ram they will use is 4GB.

posted on 03 Apr 2013, 04:03 1

9. OpTiMuS_BlAcK (Posts: 411; Member since: 04 May 2012)


No Tegra 4 :(

posted on 03 Apr 2013, 04:40 7

10. Xolar (Posts: 57; Member since: 02 Apr 2013)


Key Lime Pie!

posted on 03 Apr 2013, 05:49 7

11. darkskoliro (Posts: 885; Member since: 07 May 2012)


Nexuss 10 by Asus please

posted on 03 Apr 2013, 10:40 2

16. terabyteRouser (Posts: 407; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)


I'm probably going to buy this device.

posted on 03 Apr 2013, 13:11

17. gmracer1 (Posts: 646; Member since: 28 Dec 2012)


I want a 1080p screen, a large jump in ppi, and an increase in RAM. If I can't get those 3 things, I'll stick with my current N7.

posted on 03 Apr 2013, 13:47 2

19. Tux_Alan (Posts: 74; Member since: 30 Jan 2013)


The nexus 7 is an affordable desivned for masses, not a high-end device so I doubt that emphasis will be put on display prowess!

posted on 04 Apr 2013, 12:40

29. gmracer1 (Posts: 646; Member since: 28 Dec 2012)


It has 1GB RAM, a Tegra 3, good ppi, and a 720p display and you're saying it's not a "high-end" device? You, sir, are an idiot.

posted on 03 Apr 2013, 14:53 3

21. geodude074 (Posts: 67; Member since: 05 Mar 2013)


Samsung already makes a device with 1600p, 300 ppi, 2GB of RAM, and nearly twice the screen surface area of the Nexus 7...

It's called the Nexus 10.

posted on 04 Apr 2013, 12:41

30. gmracer1 (Posts: 646; Member since: 28 Dec 2012)


And if I wanted a 10" tablet, I would get the N10.

It's called 'preference.'

Noobcake.

posted on 03 Apr 2013, 13:12 3

18. fsahin (Posts: 46; Member since: 17 Mar 2012)


Asus:best android tablet producer

posted on 03 Apr 2013, 14:17

20. valapsp (Posts: 442; Member since: 12 Aug 2011)


I sold my nexus 7 a minute ago in favor of the new one.

posted on 03 Apr 2013, 16:27

22. peterzhu2118 (Posts: 2; Member since: 25 Mar 2013)


Camera please!

posted on 03 Apr 2013, 23:38

25. GTR722 (Posts: 209; Member since: 20 Oct 2012)


Put that thing in Amazon or Newegg at launch Google...you are loosing a huge latin american market with your "only play store" thing

posted on 04 Apr 2013, 02:11 1

26. TheBitterTruth (unregistered)


RIP Galaxy Note 8.0

posted on 04 Apr 2013, 02:20

27. TheBitterTruth (unregistered)


When it comes to tablet I will go for ASUS not SAMSUNG!

posted on 04 Apr 2013, 02:21

28. TheBitterTruth (unregistered)


Someone really cares about poor people ! :)

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