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Second generation Nexus 7 tablet shipping this month with a high-res display made by AUO

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Second generation Nexus 7 tablet shipping this month with a high-res display made by AUO
Google's I/O was a big snoozefest when it came to hardware announcements. We didn't even get to see the new Nexus 7 tablet, let alone the Nexus or Motorola X phones. We get that Google is going back to the original I/O roots as an event for devs focused on its ecosphere, but being hardware geeks were also a bit disappointed.

Oh well, the upside is that the big announcements are yet to come, and Google wants to spotlight its hardware at dedicated events, just like everyone else is doing now. First in line for announcement seems to be the second generation of Google's 7" tablet that last year totally turned the table for Android slates, selling truckloads, and part of the reasons for the shrinking market share of the iPad franchise.

Supply chain sources have hinted that the panel for this year's 7-incher from Google and Asus are already being made by AU Optronics, the same guys that have reportedly landed orders for the next-gen iPad mini.  The second iteration of the Nexus 7 tablet is expected to be announced by the end of this quarter, and feature a 1920x1200 pixels low-temperature polysilicon (LTPS) display. The assemblers are to begin shipping the first batch to warehouses, the sources mentioned, and one million units are expected to ship by the end of this month.

Commercial availability is said to arrive in the summer, with July bandied about before, so we are looking at a scheduled event in the next few weeks to announce the tablet - eight million units have reportedly been ordered in total to assemblers for 2013, so Google is evidently prepping for another blockbuster tablet hit on its hands, and no wonder, given the Nexus line pricing.

source: Digitimes

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posted on 24 May 2013, 03:28 6

1. valapsp (Posts: 474; Member since: 12 Aug 2011)


THIS MONTH?????!!!!!!!!

posted on 24 May 2013, 03:40 8

4. sharks (Posts: 164; Member since: 16 Feb 2013)


Are you in July already?

posted on 24 May 2013, 03:43 12

5. _Bone_ (Posts: 2126; Member since: 29 Oct 2012)


Are you in the comment section without reading the title already?

posted on 24 May 2013, 07:43 2

13. sharks (Posts: 164; Member since: 16 Feb 2013)


Are you aware that there's actually a typo in the title?

posted on 25 May 2013, 05:19

23. Igneel (unregistered)


It's not a typo. The order is shipped to Asus(probably) in this month. So. yep.. it's not a typo.

posted on 25 May 2013, 05:20

24. Igneel (unregistered)


Okay, my bad. I just read the title again and it is twisted.

posted on 24 May 2013, 06:12 2

9. Galen20K (Posts: 512; Member since: 26 Dec 2008)


I believe they mean the display panels are shipping to AUSUS this month, but the actual next generation Nexus 7 will ship later in a few weeks. They just worded it wrong.

posted on 24 May 2013, 06:24 2

10. Galen20K (Posts: 512; Member since: 26 Dec 2008)


*ASUS not AUSUS lol

posted on 24 May 2013, 19:05 1

21. nexusisneecesary (Posts: 1; Member since: 24 May 2013)


Sparkling Cyanide?:)

posted on 24 May 2013, 21:51

22. Galen20K (Posts: 512; Member since: 26 Dec 2008)


yes. *nods**

posted on 24 May 2013, 03:28 2

2. _Bone_ (Posts: 2126; Member since: 29 Oct 2012)


I'm confused by he title.

posted on 24 May 2013, 05:29

8. jromy (Posts: 113; Member since: 26 Feb 2013)


Me too! But I think the announcement on June and available on July? Kinda confusing lol

posted on 24 May 2013, 03:31 1

3. WHoyton1 (Posts: 1619; Member since: 21 Feb 2013)


Enforcing its position as the best 7inch tablet I see....well done google and asus!!

posted on 24 May 2013, 04:13 2

6. a961009 (Posts: 114; Member since: 04 Aug 2011)


It would be better if LG Display is used...

posted on 24 May 2013, 04:53 4

7. Hammerfest (Posts: 369; Member since: 12 May 2012)


A 7" tablet with 1920x1200?

No joke here, I will be buying if thats the case, 16:10 at that resolution... my 17" with 1920x1200 just shat itself!

posted on 24 May 2013, 07:06

11. yonith (Posts: 35; Member since: 11 Sep 2012)


But what SOC will be in it?!?!

posted on 24 May 2013, 07:43 2

12. protozeloz (Posts: 5375; Member since: 16 Sep 2010)


My bet would be tegra 4

With the combination:
tegra for nexus 7
Snapdragon for Nexus phones
Samsung for nexus 10

Google hast most popular chips covered but we could see snapdragon instead on all devices, as it seems to be doing a great job

posted on 24 May 2013, 08:44

14. huynhdoantho (Posts: 2; Member since: 24 May 2013)


I hope which is real

posted on 24 May 2013, 10:01 1

15. yonith (Posts: 35; Member since: 11 Sep 2012)


A tegra 4 would be amazing but I'm doubting that will happen. I'm thinking they will use the Snapdragon S4 Pro (APQ8064) for 2 reasons. First, it has the Adreno 320 which is good enough for 1080p. Second, with the new Snapdragon 600 out, these chips are probably cheap enough for such a low cost tablet.

posted on 24 May 2013, 13:29

18. imkyle (Posts: 983; Member since: 18 Nov 2010)


S4 Pro is good enough for me with a price tag of $199 :)

posted on 24 May 2013, 17:27

20. FlushGordon (unregistered)


TEGRA 4?

nobody wants it....

posted on 24 May 2013, 10:24

16. _Bone_ (Posts: 2126; Member since: 29 Oct 2012)


Snapdragon S4 Pro w/2GB RAM rumored. It's perfectly okay, nothing more nothing less. Big, BIG question about the actual quality of the screen and battery life though.

posted on 24 May 2013, 10:39 2

17. Captain_Doug (Posts: 753; Member since: 10 Feb 2012)


I really wish they would make an 8 inch Nexus tablet.

posted on 24 May 2013, 14:58

19. yonith (Posts: 35; Member since: 11 Sep 2012)


Am I the only one that wishes a 4:3 screen would get released? I understand that it's not optimal for videos, but I, and I assume many others, mainly use a tablet for browsing the web.

posted on 11 Jun 2013, 06:04

28. _PHug_ (Posts: 380; Member since: 11 Oct 2011)


That has to be the worst idea I've read

posted on 08 Jun 2013, 08:36

26. InspectorGadget80 (Posts: 6452; Member since: 26 Mar 2011)


Good thing I skipped the first nexus tablet. Bring in the NEW.

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