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



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".

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


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 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 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: 508; 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: 621; 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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