Next-generation Nexus 7, Project Glass official unveiling expected at Google I/O in mid-May

Next-generation Nexus 7, Project Glass official unveiling expected at Google I/O in mid-May
Google and Asus are about to launch the second generation Nexus 7 at Google I/O in mid-May as shipments of the device are expected to reach 1 million units in May and 8 million for the whole of 2013, according to DigiTimes’ supply chain sources.

The next generation Nexus 7 is expected to be a key part of Asus’ plan to ship 12 million tablets in 2013. Quanta Computers that manufactures the Nexus 7 is also likely to grow shipments this year.

We have earlier heard that the new Nexus 7 will keep the 7-inch screen, but one with a higher resolution than the 1280 x 800 pixel one on the first-gen tablet. The device will also use a Qualcomm chip with optional 3G connectivity and will be priced at $149 to $199 for the base model.

The Nexus 7 is expected to land on the Google Play store in June or July.

source: DigiTimes

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23 Comments

1. saffant

Posts: 274; Member since: Jul 04, 2011

They should make it a 1080p res on a 7.5-8.0" screen whilst keeping the same dimensions as the Nexus 7 (ie slim bezel).

2. Piotrek007

Posts: 119; Member since: Dec 07, 2010

That would be sooo cool ! Ufc it is not easy thing, but Samsung show us all that they can do bigger screen and res. in even smaller dimension device (SGS IV bit smaller than SGS III). Im totally gonna buy this one !

13. omar300

Posts: 210; Member since: Jun 24, 2012

people throwing their dream tablets specs here. just know this is suppose to be low costing tablets so to even get a tablet of $150 is huge thing. spare parts of phone from ebay arent even this cheap. nexus line for developers basically. so if you are looking for high end gaming tablet get a $600 tablet.

15. boosook

Posts: 1442; Member since: Nov 19, 2012

nexus line for developers? not anymore... nexus 4 and nexus 7 changed the target. The nexus 7 is one of the most pleasant tablets to use, thanks to the high resolution screen and fast enough cpu. Much better than Samsung 7'' tablets: once you experience the 1280x800 screen, you notice a huge difference when you look at 1024x600 screens. Only with the latest 8'' tablet Samsung filled the gap. The nexus 7 cuts costs where most people don't care (rear camera and sd card, for example) but offers the things people really need: a high resolution screen and a powerful cpu.

20. saffant

Posts: 274; Member since: Jul 04, 2011

The Nexus 7 when released surprised many with its rather premium(at the time) 720p resolution. I see no reason why the same can't happen for the Nexus 7 II. If anything, they might cheap out on the materials used, but I believe components with decent performance can now be found for cheaper than last year.

4. Galen20K

Posts: 579; Member since: Dec 26, 2008

I'm all about that! I held off buying the first gen Nexus 7 due to it's lackluster screen, if they fixed that it'd be a dream for me. Instant buy.

17. cezarepc

Posts: 718; Member since: Nov 23, 2012

1st gen Nexus 7 screen is fine, unless you're used to HTC and iPhone's near perfect calibration. I love this tab but will throw this away readily for the next gen. Specially with the qualcomm chip pwit pwew.

18. Rocksteady unregistered

What held me off of buying the fist gen Nexus 7 is the lack of memory card expansion slot, hope they add it to the next gen Nexus, then I'm gonna sell my Galaxy tab 7.0 plus for the Nexus.

23. cezarepc

Posts: 718; Member since: Nov 23, 2012

A memory card slot would be great but I wouldn't count on it. 2gb ram, quad-core, decent battery, Google-powered updates, $200 price tag, man those things are enough to lure me in.

5. saffant

Posts: 274; Member since: Jul 04, 2011

correction: (ie slimmer* bezel).

22. squallz506

Posts: 1075; Member since: Oct 19, 2011

I'll preorder asap regardless of specs. My n7 is the best $200 I've spent on a device, gotta show my love. Can't believe these devices are getting so affordable!

3. martinlosha unregistered

Make it a Nexus 8 Google. 7 inch is too small if you consider the device has soft keys and they make the screen even smaller.

19. dragonite99 unregistered

totally agree

6. pemiwo

Posts: 7; Member since: Sep 18, 2012

I've been wanting an android tablet for some time now and I was thinking of Galaxy Note 8, until I saw it's price point. This tablet would seal the deal. I can't wait to ditch my iPad2.

7. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

Sweet perfect timing. Now i can buy 2nd gen nexus 7. The long wait was worth it. Id never rush buying product on the first day

8. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

Oh cool! I will definitely get this tablet!

9. TheBitterTruth unregistered

There should be micro SD card option too.

10. CasperCrash

Posts: 3; Member since: Feb 25, 2013

Been waiting to replace my Asus TF101. If the next gen Nexus7 has ful HD screen, I will buy it.

11. thelegend6657 unregistered

The best android tablet on sale , just got better . No samsung tab ever come close to the Nexus 7

12. TechBizJP08

Posts: 495; Member since: Mar 25, 2013

I'll surely wait for the update.. :)

14. HDShatter

Posts: 1021; Member since: Jan 17, 2013

Tegra 4 and 300+ppi or bust.

16. Aeires unregistered

Google needs two versions of this tablet, a budget version for someone who just needs some bang for the buck, and a high end one for super users who want all the bells and whistles. I'd love a version with more memory, expandable SD card, and better screen.

21. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

better and cheaper than something still good and cheap a year later? the competition better look out. Google is man handling the market.

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