Google to launch second-gen Nexus 7 in July

Google to launch second-gen Nexus 7 in July
Google will launch the second generation of its Nexus 7 tablet around July and it will run on a Qualcomm Snapdragon chip, according to Reuters’ sources. The new Nexus 7 will again be made by Asus, but it will come with a Snapdragon instead of the Nvidia Tegra chip that its predecessor had. Google has allegedly picked the Qualcomm Snapdragon chip over the Nvidia one because of its power efficiency. The device will also have a thinner bezel.

In terms of price, the Nexus 7 could sell for the same price of $199 and the first-gen model might get discounted to $149. There is also the possibility that Google will become even more aggressive and sell the second-gen seven incher for $149, and discontinue the first-gen N7 right away.

Google plans to ship nearly 8 million units of the second generation Nexus 7 and thus finally go head to head in volume against the Apple iPad mini and Amazon Kindle Fire. With it, the company is planning to further expand its outreach in hardware, as more hardware means more devices where it can show its revenue-generating ads. In exchange for having its revenue from ads, Google can push the price envelope down to a nearly zero-margin device sales, which is great for the consumer.

Finally, if all this is true (and we should remember it’s just a rumor right now), the Nexus 7 seems to fall in a yearly cadence as the first device was launched in June 2012, and it will just around a year if the second-generation tablet comes around July.

source: Reuters

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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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32 Comments

1. jonartpop

Posts: 199; Member since: Oct 25, 2012

The first device running on KLP maybe?

2. dorianb

Posts: 617; Member since: Oct 24, 2012

I just fapped....

3. RaKithAPeiRiZ

Posts: 1488; Member since: Dec 29, 2011

Rear camera would be nice ,

12. Evil_SaNz

Posts: 259; Member since: Oct 20, 2011

Tablet rear camera is a pointless feature imho. Who owns a tablet at 99% owns a phone with a camera that is at 99% better than any tablet camera. Not many Augmented reality features around, so I'd prefer no rear cam and cheaper price.

14. TheLolGuy

Posts: 483; Member since: Mar 05, 2013

I agree. By the time Augmented Reality will have a reliable, strong presence, something like Google Glass or an equivalent from another company will utilize it in a much more natural intuitive manner.

24. Mobilephile

Posts: 171; Member since: Nov 25, 2012

I WANT a good camera in the back, if I choose to use it. Its the only feature missing to it being a full fledged device

31. geodude074

Posts: 99; Member since: Mar 05, 2013

I have a camera on the back of my Nexus 10. I can count on one hand how many times I've used it.

32. pellegrini

Posts: 84; Member since: Jun 14, 2012

I own a nexus 7 and I don't really miss the camera in the back. No tablet can compete with it in terms of features per money, IMO at least. I'm really excited to see the next generation. Just to point some of my expectations: - That silver bezel made of metal would be great; - A thinner bezel, it would make it even easier to put in your pocket; - Everybody likes more battery - 2 GB of RAM, 1GB isn't enough for the multi-user feature (one of the best features of JB) Anyway, I'm sure that the next N7 will be as great as the first.

4. Filip.

Posts: 23; Member since: Mar 25, 2013

DOPE!!!

5. Technobri

Posts: 84; Member since: Dec 10, 2012

Lol..i knew they would announce this just days after i got a nexus 7...oh well ..its an excellent device and if the new nexus is just a minor improvement than ill stick with the original

6. jove39

Posts: 2148; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

waiting

7. _Bone_

Posts: 2155; Member since: Oct 29, 2012

Too bad it's not a Nexus 8, which is the perfect size.

8. cezarepc

Posts: 718; Member since: Nov 23, 2012

I have a Nexus 7 and the only thing I'm wishing for is a 2GB ram.

13. Jeradiah3

Posts: 1149; Member since: Feb 11, 2010

i agree. other than that I love my Nexus 7

15. TheLolGuy

Posts: 483; Member since: Mar 05, 2013

Shocking as it sounds I'm already pushing the limits of the 2gb of ram I have on my device. I have a bad habit of running 10+ tabs etc. Support for ram past 2gb won't happen with ARM-based devices until late 2014 at the earliest when Cortex a53/a57 with 64-bit support comes. Unless Intel beats ARM in introducing 64-bit computing to their Atom line, all mobile flagships will be flatlining at 2gb this year and the next.

23. downphoenix

Posts: 3165; Member since: Jun 19, 2010

I thought 32 bit CPUs could utilize up to 4GB of ram. I know most computer games for instance are still programmed for 32 bit and the max ram they will use is 4GB.

9. OpTiMuS_BlAcK

Posts: 418; Member since: May 04, 2012

No Tegra 4 :(

10. Xolar

Posts: 57; Member since: Apr 02, 2013

Key Lime Pie!

11. darkskoliro

Posts: 1092; Member since: May 07, 2012

Nexuss 10 by Asus please

16. terabyteRouser

Posts: 457; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

I'm probably going to buy this device.

17. gmracer1

Posts: 646; Member since: Dec 28, 2012

I want a 1080p screen, a large jump in ppi, and an increase in RAM. If I can't get those 3 things, I'll stick with my current N7.

19. Tux_Alan

Posts: 74; Member since: Jan 30, 2013

The nexus 7 is an affordable desivned for masses, not a high-end device so I doubt that emphasis will be put on display prowess!

29. gmracer1

Posts: 646; Member since: Dec 28, 2012

It has 1GB RAM, a Tegra 3, good ppi, and a 720p display and you're saying it's not a "high-end" device? You, sir, are an idiot.

21. geodude074

Posts: 99; Member since: Mar 05, 2013

Samsung already makes a device with 1600p, 300 ppi, 2GB of RAM, and nearly twice the screen surface area of the Nexus 7... It's called the Nexus 10.

30. gmracer1

Posts: 646; Member since: Dec 28, 2012

And if I wanted a 10" tablet, I would get the N10. It's called 'preference.' Noobcake.

18. fsahin

Posts: 46; Member since: Mar 17, 2012

Asus:best android tablet producer

20. valapsp

Posts: 565; Member since: Aug 12, 2011

I sold my nexus 7 a minute ago in favor of the new one.

22. peterzhu2118

Posts: 2; Member since: Mar 25, 2013

Camera please!

25. GTR722

Posts: 270; Member since: Oct 20, 2012

Put that thing in Amazon or Newegg at launch Google...you are loosing a huge latin american market with your "only play store" thing

26. TheBitterTruth unregistered

RIP Galaxy Note 8.0

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