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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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