ASUS and Google to introduce Google Nexus 7 sequel in May

ASUS and Google to introduce Google Nexus 7 sequel in May
A published report citing upstream supply chain sources revealed that ASUS and Google, the collaboration behind the Google Nexus 7 tablet, will partner up again for the sequel. Expected to be unveiled in May, most likely at Google I/O starting on May 15th, the follow-up to the Google Nexus 7 is expected to have some updated specs including a 7 inch FHD display, and a thinner display border. Pricing is expected to remain in the $199-$249 range for the tablet using Wi-Fi only connectivity.

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.

source: DigiTimes

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Nexus 7
  • Display 7.0" 1280 x 800 pixels
  • Camera / 1.2 MP front
  • Processor NVIDIA Tegra 3 T30L, Quad-core, 1300 MHz
  • Storage 8 GB
  • Battery 4325 mAh

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34 Comments

1. blackice214

Posts: 168; Member since: Jan 03, 2013

Nice I might buy just because of the price and the FHD display.

23. RiseAgainst94

Posts: 281; Member since: Mar 03, 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: 2155; Member since: Oct 29, 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.

30. cezarepc

Posts: 718; Member since: Nov 23, 2012

Can't wait to upgrade my tab!

31. rf1975

Posts: 264; Member since: Aug 01, 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".http://www.phonearena.com/news/Amazon-Kindle-Fire-owns-the-U.S.-Android-tablet-market-with-a-37-share_id39184

2. umadd

Posts: 40; Member since: Jan 25, 2013

Expect this one to be out of stock for a long time like the Nexus 4

9. haroonazeem638

Posts: 141; Member since: Mar 29, 2011

This is Asus we are talking about!

12. umadd

Posts: 40; Member since: Jan 25, 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: 141; Member since: Mar 29, 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

Posts: 40; Member since: Jan 25, 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: 1256; Member since: Nov 12, 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

Posts: 40; Member since: Jan 25, 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: 1092; Member since: May 07, 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

4. imsickwithsmartphone

Posts: 153; Member since: Jan 28, 2013

WATCH OUT APPLE!!

5. galanoth

Posts: 428; Member since: Nov 26, 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: 148; Member since: Jan 25, 2011

And it will be the Nexus 8 with 8" screen?

8. techguy22

Posts: 227; Member since: Aug 09, 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: 141; Member since: Mar 29, 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: 44; Member since: Jan 21, 2012

CM 10.1 + Nova Launcher Prime + LMT Launcher give you all that and more. Look it up.

19. haroonazeem638

Posts: 141; Member since: Mar 29, 2011

Thank you very much! I did not know that :D

27. linneti15

Posts: 49; Member since: Sep 26, 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: Jan 23, 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: Nov 16, 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: Jan 17, 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: 507; Member since: Apr 22, 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: 4275; Member since: Jun 26, 2011

Tegra 4, 2 GB RAM, and FHD 7" display, for $200 with stock Android? Take that, Kindle Fire!

29. TylerGrunter

Posts: 1544; Member since: Feb 16, 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: Jan 29, 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: 602; Member since: Aug 20, 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.

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