New Nexus 7 coming in July with high-res screen and prices starting from $229
At $229, the new Nexus will be slightly more expensive than the current generation Nexus 7 which starts at $199. If the new Nexus 7 indeed gets that coveted high-res screen it will have a sound argument against the competition and even the higher priced Apple iPad mini.
Right now, the Nexus 7 faces competition mainly from Apple’s, Amazon’s Kindle series and Samsung’s series. Other manufacturers like Asus and Acer have focused on releasing even cheaper tablets. The new price will keep Google from getting too low while still staying competitive and July is just around the corner for us to find out exactly how.
2. sats.mine2k4 (banned) (Posts: 208; Member since: 10 Aug 2012)
Put a tegra 4 or snapdragon 800 + Lte connectivity and here's my money Google...
3. FlushGordon (unregistered)
You're like asking for a Ferrari for the price of a sedan...dude...seriously????
12. sats.mine2k4 (banned) (Posts: 208; Member since: 10 Aug 2012)
I understand LTE connectivity means an extra radio + cost DuuuDe...
29. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5633; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)
the N7 had what was considered "Ferrari" specs for the price of a sedan last year so i don't see why not. the point of the N7 is more to plug more people into Google services than to turn a profit on the hardware.
4. _Bone_ (Posts: 2137; Member since: 29 Oct 2012)
You wouldn't buy it for $229 with Xperia Tablet Z specs? (S4 Pro)
6. RaKithAPeiRiZ (Posts: 1372; Member since: 29 Dec 2011)
spoiler alert - it will have a s4 pro...
30. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5633; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)
i'd hope for it to have a Tegra 4 but i wouldn't really care for LTE myself.
5. FlushGordon (unregistered)
And ... Google's hatred for expansion sd slots continues....I'd rather have a slightly underpowered machine but with an expandable storage....
9. TylerGrunter (Posts: 1040; Member since: 16 Feb 2012)
Good for you there are plenty of those!
For the ones like me that don't need that much space and like to have a lag free experience this one is better. And nearly the only one with good specs and price.
11. ihatesmartphone (unregistered)
I don't know why it is hard for google to let it happen..
15. Jasonhunterx (Posts: 110; Member since: 20 Jul 2011)
Power of Android Bro Choices Choices Choices
31. haroonazeem638 (Posts: 129; Member since: 29 Mar 2011)
Yeah. So many choices on the.....keyboard as well. Try commas or full stops next time.
8. fistigons (Posts: 263; Member since: 11 Feb 2012)
I hope the Nexus 10 gets an update too. I need something to replace my first gen iPad.
20. RaKithAPeiRiZ (Posts: 1372; Member since: 29 Dec 2011)
why not get the Asus Infinity (tegra 4) when it comes out
10. bugsbunny00 (Posts: 1239; Member since: 07 Jun 2013)
Ipad mini with Retina display is the real deal.haaha!
13. kindlefireowner (Posts: 426; Member since: 05 Dec 2011)
I might have to give up my Kindle Fire for the new Nexus. I like my Kindle Fire but they make you side load third party browsers. Opera, Dolphin, Firefox, all run a little sluggish on my Kindle. Kindle wants you to use the Silk Browser. I hate the Silk browser.
14. Eonnaydra (Posts: 209; Member since: 23 Oct 2012)
They should fix the building problems first because Nexus 7's screen has alot of problems.Furthemore,Google must fix the lag/freezes/crashes of the OS because it's veeeryy annoying.
Instead of FHD panel I would like to have all the issues that I've listed above to be solved,otherwise it won't have any chance against the iPad Mini's ecosystem,build quality and super smooth iOS.
Despite having a 2 years old SoC,iPad Mini runs every game smoothly without any frame drops and it also has pleasant browsing experience.
17. g35_htown (Posts: 6; Member since: 07 Aug 2012)
have to disagree, I currently own a 32gb Nexus 7 and haven't had any issues with it. It hasn't lag/freeze/crash on me at all but then again I also make sure I close any apps I'm no longer using. I have at least 10 games on it such as GTA,MC3,NOVA,etc.. they all run pretty smooth also. In my experience, the Nexus 7 has been pleasant and for the price, it brings excellent value, much more than dare I say the iPad Mini.
27. guest (Posts: 106; Member since: 13 Jun 2012)
I have to disagree I owned the N7 16gb bought it right after the anouncement. It was good with one google account but I used it for business and with three google accounts that thing would stutter and lag like no tomorrow. The Tegra 3 was too underpowered for that tablet. I sold it after the 32 gb version came out for $175 cash not too bad considering the 16 gb version had dropped to $199 new. Might consider this one since the display looks to be 300+ ppi. Although a retina iPad mini would be a tough competitor. I love my HTC One but having an iPad kind of keeps me in the loop. Then again with a surface pro running the new intel haswell I might just get that since I can do real work and not just have a media consumption device.
16. Jeradiah3 (Posts: 1008; Member since: 11 Feb 2010)
Despite the non-expandable memory, the Nexus7 is still a great tablet. I have the 32GB version and I love it. If the Next version of the Nexus4 is larger than 4.7in (between 4.8 - 5.3in) Id buy that instead of phones from AT&T (except for the Note II)
18. terabyteRouser (Posts: 451; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)
i hope it has stereo front speakers
19. Taters (Posts: 3512; Member since: 28 Jan 2013)
Sold as long as it doesn't have the same build issues the Nexus 7 had and it doesn't have slow Asus I/O memory. I hope LG makes it with their 7.9 inch 1900 x 1200 screen but I would still buy it if Asus didn't screw up and it was a 7 inch full HD screen
21. imkyle (Posts: 1018; Member since: 18 Nov 2010)
I would like a leaked picture. We all know the insides are going to be upgraded, but I still would like a picture.
22. jcpwn2004 (Posts: 314; Member since: 18 Jan 2012)
Interesting to see whether the 2nd generation n7 or ipad mini will be the better device this year...
23. RaKithAPeiRiZ (Posts: 1372; Member since: 29 Dec 2011)
The iPad mini might have the edge , but the nexus 7 will surely be the best bang for buck
26. justapotato2 (Posts: 6; Member since: 13 Jun 2013)
any work on storage? hopefully 32gb and 64gb...but it will probably be 16gb and 32g...
28. roscuthiii (Posts: 1863; Member since: 18 Jul 2010)
Is this official word from Google, or more speculation?