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.