With Computex starting on Tuesday, there is a hot buzz spreading through barber shops and around water coolers. According to analysts, ASUS will be introducing the next-generation
of the Google Nexus 7
during the Computex show that runs through next Saturday. The revised version of the 7 inch Android tablet would improve on the resolution of the glass, taking it from 1280 x 800 to 1920 x 1200. And the quad-core Tegra 3 processor powering the OG Nexus 7 would be replaced by a quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro processor. A thinner bezel will bring the design up to date. The price, at $199, is expected to remain the same.
CLSA Asia-Pacific Markets’s Chitra Gopal not only expects to see the next-generation ASUS built Google Nexus 7 at Computex, he also expects both ASUS and Acer to introduce other low-end 7 inch Android powered tablets that would feature silicon from MediaTek
. According to ABI, it is these low-priced 7 inch slates that will help Android tablets outship the Apple iPad in 2013