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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20 Comments

1. WHoyton1

Posts: 1635; Member since: Feb 21, 2013

Hmmmm that certainly isn't the Original nexus ! This may be the first reliable leak...

7. _Bone_

Posts: 2155; Member since: Oct 29, 2012

In any case here's a screenshot with some photoshopping to get a better look: http://www.abload.de/img/tablet15prg.jpg

12. WHoyton1

Posts: 1635; Member since: Feb 21, 2013

Hmmm that Ui doesnt look right, wait maybe newer version of stock??

14. sum182

Posts: 229; Member since: Nov 19, 2011

Lets also point out that this goes against the clock theory...as it shows 4:15. Maybe cause its a video instead of a still add, but just saying

19. Suraj3337

Posts: 45; Member since: Apr 20, 2012

Bulky and ugly! The first gen is better

2. anleoflippy

Posts: 596; Member since: Jan 03, 2013

Is it me? Or does that Nexus 7 looks like the "ZTE Optik"? Just saying.

20. Goldeneye

Posts: 419; Member since: Jan 22, 2011

It looks like an over sized Nexus One actually!

3. Zomer

Posts: 361; Member since: May 31, 2013

2000 called, they want their tablet back. Come on, it looks terrible.

5. tech2

Posts: 3487; Member since: Oct 26, 2012

2000 called again and asked, "WTF is a tablet ?!"

15. Galen20K

Posts: 579; Member since: Dec 26, 2008

lol Exactly! they didn't exist the same way they do now.

4. _Bone_

Posts: 2155; Member since: Oct 29, 2012

Nah, look at the bezels and the thickness, if anything it looks bulkier than the N7, or it's that from an odd angle / sporting some right case.

6. WestFiasco unregistered

It's assumed to be the next nexus 7 because it's a video made by google ? i don't like the look of it either way.

9. _Bone_

Posts: 2155; Member since: Oct 29, 2012

Yeah, that's it. No new N7 then. :(

13. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

Dude relax, even though the tablet above is the ZTE Optik but that doesn't mean Google isn't making the New Nexus 7. Relax.......

10. amancarlos

Posts: 42; Member since: May 09, 2012

date on the bottom right for a 7-inch tablet, looks like an asus memopad or something of the sort. certainly not holding the current nexus UI.

11. Diego!

Posts: 876; Member since: Jun 15, 2009

It reminds me of the first Nexus, the one HTC built, doesn't it?

16. ARITRA

Posts: 45; Member since: Dec 07, 2011

it looks like a streched out htc nexus one!

17. two-face

Posts: 1; Member since: May 31, 2013

It's Zte Optik.....not 2nd gen Nexus 7

18. tyguy829

Posts: 24; Member since: Mar 30, 2010

uhh pretty sure the damn thing is running honeycomb

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