Second generation Nexus 7 tablet shipping this month with a high-res display made by AUO

Second generation Nexus 7 tablet shipping this month with a high-res display made by AUO
Google's I/O was a big snoozefest when it came to hardware announcements. We didn't even get to see the new Nexus 7 tablet, let alone the Nexus or Motorola X phones. We get that Google is going back to the original I/O roots as an event for devs focused on its ecosphere, but being hardware geeks were also a bit disappointed.

Oh well, the upside is that the big announcements are yet to come, and Google wants to spotlight its hardware at dedicated events, just like everyone else is doing now. First in line for announcement seems to be the second generation of Google's 7" tablet that last year totally turned the table for Android slates, selling truckloads, and part of the reasons for the shrinking market share of the iPad franchise.

Supply chain sources have hinted that the panel for this year's 7-incher from Google and Asus are already being made by AU Optronics, the same guys that have reportedly landed orders for the next-gen iPad mini.  The second iteration of the Nexus 7 tablet is expected to be announced by the end of this quarter, and feature a 1920x1200 pixels low-temperature polysilicon (LTPS) display. The assemblers are to begin shipping the first batch to warehouses, the sources mentioned, and one million units are expected to ship by the end of this month.

Commercial availability is said to arrive in the summer, with July bandied about before, so we are looking at a scheduled event in the next few weeks to announce the tablet - eight million units have reportedly been ordered in total to assemblers for 2013, so Google is evidently prepping for another blockbuster tablet hit on its hands, and no wonder, given the Nexus line pricing.

source: Digitimes

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26 Comments

1. valapsp

Posts: 565; Member since: Aug 12, 2011

THIS MONTH?????!!!!!!!!

4. sharks

Posts: 236; Member since: Feb 16, 2013

Are you in July already?

5. _Bone_

Posts: 2155; Member since: Oct 29, 2012

Are you in the comment section without reading the title already?

13. sharks

Posts: 236; Member since: Feb 16, 2013

Are you aware that there's actually a typo in the title?

23. Igneel unregistered

It's not a typo. The order is shipped to Asus(probably) in this month. So. yep.. it's not a typo.

24. Igneel unregistered

Okay, my bad. I just read the title again and it is twisted.

9. Galen20K

Posts: 568; Member since: Dec 26, 2008

I believe they mean the display panels are shipping to AUSUS this month, but the actual next generation Nexus 7 will ship later in a few weeks. They just worded it wrong.

10. Galen20K

Posts: 568; Member since: Dec 26, 2008

*ASUS not AUSUS lol

21. nexusisneecesary

Posts: 1; Member since: May 24, 2013

Sparkling Cyanide?:)

22. Galen20K

Posts: 568; Member since: Dec 26, 2008

yes. *nods**

2. _Bone_

Posts: 2155; Member since: Oct 29, 2012

I'm confused by he title.

8. jromy

Posts: 114; Member since: Feb 26, 2013

Me too! But I think the announcement on June and available on July? Kinda confusing lol

3. WHoyton1

Posts: 1635; Member since: Feb 21, 2013

Enforcing its position as the best 7inch tablet I see....well done google and asus!!

6. a961009

Posts: 120; Member since: Aug 04, 2011

It would be better if LG Display is used...

7. Hammerfest

Posts: 384; Member since: May 12, 2012

A 7" tablet with 1920x1200? No joke here, I will be buying if thats the case, 16:10 at that resolution... my 17" with 1920x1200 just shat itself!

11. yonith

Posts: 223; Member since: Sep 11, 2012

But what SOC will be in it?!?!

12. protozeloz

Posts: 5396; Member since: Sep 16, 2010

My bet would be tegra 4 With the combination: tegra for nexus 7 Snapdragon for Nexus phones Samsung for nexus 10 Google hast most popular chips covered but we could see snapdragon instead on all devices, as it seems to be doing a great job

14. huynhdoantho

Posts: 2; Member since: May 24, 2013

I hope which is real

15. yonith

Posts: 223; Member since: Sep 11, 2012

A tegra 4 would be amazing but I'm doubting that will happen. I'm thinking they will use the Snapdragon S4 Pro (APQ8064) for 2 reasons. First, it has the Adreno 320 which is good enough for 1080p. Second, with the new Snapdragon 600 out, these chips are probably cheap enough for such a low cost tablet.

18. imkyle

Posts: 1112; Member since: Nov 18, 2010

S4 Pro is good enough for me with a price tag of $199 :)

20. FlushGordon unregistered

TEGRA 4? nobody wants it....

16. _Bone_

Posts: 2155; Member since: Oct 29, 2012

Snapdragon S4 Pro w/2GB RAM rumored. It's perfectly okay, nothing more nothing less. Big, BIG question about the actual quality of the screen and battery life though.

17. Captain_Doug

Posts: 1037; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

I really wish they would make an 8 inch Nexus tablet.

19. yonith

Posts: 223; Member since: Sep 11, 2012

Am I the only one that wishes a 4:3 screen would get released? I understand that it's not optimal for videos, but I, and I assume many others, mainly use a tablet for browsing the web.

28. _PHug_

Posts: 482; Member since: Oct 11, 2011

That has to be the worst idea I've read

26. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

Good thing I skipped the first nexus tablet. Bring in the NEW.

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