New version of Google Nexus 7 may have made appearance in video

New version of Google Nexus 7 may have made appearance in video
A video that was produced by Google to promote Google Maps, briefly shows a mysterious tablet that could be the new version of the ASUS built Google Nexus 7. The video relates some of the ways that Google Maps helps New Yorkers and visitors to the Big Apple find their way around Central Park. For example, Street View will now include all of the pathways inside the Park. But the most important part of the video comes at around the 53 second mark when the unknown slate appears.

Expected to launch in July, the new Google Nexus 7 is supposed to offer improved specs such as a higher resolution of 1920 x 1200 on the 7 inch screen instead of the 1280 x 800 resolution on the first-generation model. Android 4.3 is believed to be pre-installed on the revised version of the slab. And instead of the Tegra processor found on the original unit, the new version of the Google Nexus 7 will supposedly be powered by a quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro processor. Expect a thinner bezel but a price tag still around $200. There is speculation that Google is subsidizing each slate in the amount of $5 to $10.

A revised Google Nexus 7 would help Android continue to gain ground on Apple in the tablet market. Thanks to low-priced 7 inch slates like the Google Nexus 7and the Amazon Kindle Fire, some analysts see Android overtaking the iPad in shipments as soon as this year.

So does this video show off the new Google Nexus 7? Click on it below to see for yourself. This isn't the first time that we passed along the word that an image of the tablet had leaked. At Google I/O, during a talk on high performance audio on Android, a slide was displayed with some believing that the new 7 inch tablet was actually among the devices shown on the screen.

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source: Google, Mobileaks

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