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Report: Google to Launch New Nexus 7 in July

By - Source: Reuters | B 14 comments

We were hearing talk of the Nexus 7 for several months prior to its June-unveiling at Google I/O. Now it seems there's a Nexus 7 2 to be talking about. Reuters cites two sources that say there will be another Nexus 7 launched in July, this one packing Qualcomm's Snapdragon chipset as opposed to Nvidia's Tegra 3. Other details supplied to Reuters include a thinner bezel and a higher screen display.

 

Though the Nexus 7 is less than a year old, Google's commitment to the 7-inch market is not misplaced. In the last 18 months, the market has exploded with the arrival of the likes of Amazon, Apple and Google. Anyone hoping to dominate the segment really does need to stay on top of things like power, design and pricing. Google's Nexus 7 is one of the lowest priced tablets available. It's not clear if the company will retain the same pricing, but we imagine that will be the case, considering how much of a draw that $199 price tag can be. In fact, Reuters sources say the company may even offer the new model for even less ($149) while the old model would be heavily discounted.

The current generation Nexus 7 packs a 7-inch, 1280 x 800 HD display, Nvidia's quad-core Tegra 3 processor under the hood alongside a 12-core GPU and 1GB RAM, 802.11a/b/g/n Wi-Fi, NFC, GPS, a gyroscope, an accelerometer, a mic, and a 1.2-megapixel camera on the front of the tablet. Pricing is $200 for the 16GB and $250 for the 32GB.

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    nhat11 , April 3, 2013 10:20 AM
    Hopefully the next batch will be a little cheaper than it is now
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    sundragon , April 3, 2013 10:32 AM
    I bought my Nexus 7 in August, about 7 months ago when it launched. Part of me doesn't want to update unless the newer version is a considerable improvement. If they are updating every 12 months, it may financially better to skip the 7^2 and get the 7^3... That being said, tt's so cheap I may cave to upgraditis for the Qualcomm processor, smaller bezel, and higher resolution screen.
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    gggplaya , April 3, 2013 10:33 AM
    My current nexus 7 is great. I don't see a need to upgrade to a new model, but for people that don't already own a tablet, this is great news.
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    kawininjazx , April 3, 2013 10:38 AM
    nhat11Hopefully the next batch will be a little cheaper than it is now


    Oh god, $200 for a high end quad core tablet. What more do you want? Google and Amazon don't make hardly anything off the hardware, how much cheaper could it get. Yea, Apple charges $500 for a $220 iPad, that could be cheaper, but how much lower could Google go?

    I was real excited for the Nexus 7, I paid $269 shipped for the 16GB the day it was announced, but it's got that glitch in the early batch where it runs like crap when it starts to fill up. There should have been a recall. Honestly, I just use my GS3, it's way faster to me.
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    InvalidError , April 3, 2013 10:44 AM
    I do not really want to upgrade my N7 but the new model with 2GB RAM will be tempting assuming it is manage properly - as in keeping more applications and data in RAM so applications do not have to reload everything when you switch in/out of 'em. This is particularly annoying when you accidentally hit the home-screen soft-button and then have to spend 10+ seconds waiting for the app/game to reload.

    I really wish the Power button had an extra option to show/hide on-screen system buttons. One game that shows particularly well how easy it is to hit those soft-buttons by accident is Glow Hockey.
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    ninjustin , April 3, 2013 10:49 AM
    Why would one need to upgrade from the Current Nexus 7? What can it not do now that you would like other than HDMI or some other TV output?
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    xpeh , April 3, 2013 11:00 AM
    Damn, and I was just about to buy the current Nexus 7. I suppose I can wait, considering that it's just something that I wouldn't mind owning.
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    soo-nah-mee , April 3, 2013 11:59 AM
    ninjustinWhy would one need to upgrade from the Current Nexus 7? What can it not do now that you would like other than HDMI or some other TV output?
    An IR blaster would be nice. It's the sole reason I went with a slow GT2 7.0 instead of a speedy N7. That and I got the GT2 for $150.
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    slomo4sho , April 3, 2013 12:12 PM
    Still looking for mSD expandability...
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    sundragon , April 3, 2013 12:31 PM
    kawininjazxOh god, $200 for a high end quad core tablet. What more do you want? Google and Amazon don't make hardly anything off the hardware, how much cheaper could it get. Yea, Apple charges $500 for a $220 iPad, that could be cheaper, but how much lower could Google go?I was real excited for the Nexus 7, I paid $269 shipped for the 16GB the day it was announced, but it's got that glitch in the early batch where it runs like crap when it starts to fill up. There should have been a recall. Honestly, I just use my GS3, it's way faster to me.


    Send yours back to Google, they replaced mine
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    sundragon , April 3, 2013 12:48 PM
    Andandtech just did a 3DMark for Android... The Tegra 3 in the Nexus 7 kinda brought in the rear - http://www.anandtech.com/show/6875/3dmark-for-android-performance-preview

    Makes me want to update mine in July, lol
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    pacomac , April 3, 2013 2:09 PM
    sundragonAndandtech just did a 3DMark for Android... The Tegra 3 in the Nexus 7 kinda brought in the rear - http://www.anandtech.com/show/6875 [...] ce-previewMakes me want to update mine in July, lol


    The 4th enervation iPad 4 wipes the floor with all those tablets in the OpenGL tests, just buy an iPad 4 ;) 

    Only joking, the Nexus 7 is a joke though. I bought one thinking 12 GPU cores and quad core CPU was going to ensure a fast responsive device, and sadly it's as slow and glitchy as my first generation iPad 1. Mine also slows to a crawl as memory gets more than 50% full. Lets hope this time Google do a little more product testing.
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    sundragon , April 3, 2013 3:14 PM
    pacomacThe 4th enervation iPad 4 wipes the floor with all those tablets in the OpenGL tests, just buy an iPad 4 Only joking, the Nexus 7 is a joke though. I bought one thinking 12 GPU cores and quad core CPU was going to ensure a fast responsive device, and sadly it's as slow and glitchy as my first generation iPad 1. Mine also slows to a crawl as memory gets more than 50% full. Lets hope this time Google do a little more product testing.


    OMG, you said the *pple word!?!? And you said the i*ad was better than a brick!?!?!

    You're gonna get spanked so bad by the fanboys... ;) 
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    ruffopurititiwang , April 4, 2013 8:54 AM
    sundragonOMG, you said the *pple word!?!? And you said the i*ad was better than a brick!?!?!You're gonna get spanked so bad by the fanboys...


    ...says the kettle to the pot