Last year Google entered the global tablet market with the launch of its own tablet Nexus 7. The search engine giant did manage to make a solid impact in the worldwide tablet market with its entry. Many market analysts were expecting that the big G will be unveiling the next version of its tablet at the Google I/O 2013, which did not happen.
CNET published a report on the status of Google’s new Nexus 7 in its blog. According to that report Google has gone very close to unveiling its next generation of Nexus 7 tablet. HIS, which is a market research company itself, has provided this bit of news to the CNET. The report also added that Japan Display and AUO have been developing and manufacturing the display of 2nd generation Nexus 7 tablet. It has to be added here that the tablet is being made by Quanta itself.
DigiTimes too published a news report on it recently. It claims that this new tablet of Google will likely to start moving towards the retails stores in the month of July. This particular report also reveals that the web giant is going to price its next version of Nexus 7 for $229. The new tablet will have the memory of 16GB, which is quite sufficient to be considered in the elite league of tablets. In the mean time we shouldn’t forget that few days back Facebook and Twitter unveiled applications for Google Glass. It is also likely to come in 2013 only, so this year is gonna be rocking for the gadget freaks.
The report of the DigiTimes mentions that Google has kept the price of this new tablet relatively higher than the previous version on purpose. The company does not want to compete directly with the low-end tablet makers, the numbers of which have been increasing quite heavily in recent times.
There are so many rumors are going already around the specifications of this new upcoming tablet. It is expected that new Nexus 7 tablet will have a 7 inch screen with a display of 1920*1200 (full HD). The pixel density of the tablet is rumored to be of 323 pixels per inch. It will eventually dump its predecessor’s NVIDIA Tegra 3 processor, and instead to be powered by Qualcomm's Snapdragon processor. This tablet is likely to target and take on Apple’s next generation iPad mini and Amazon’s Kindle Fire HD tablets.
Google made the first version of the Nexus 7 in collaboration with Asus. It has a 7-inch IPS screen with a display resolution of 1280*800. Some of the other highlighting features of this tablet are its 1GB of RAM, 4,325 mAh battery, 1.2-megapixel front camera. Currently the interested buyers can own it from Google’s own app store “Google Play” for $199 only.
It will be fascinating to see if Google launches the new Nexus 7 tablet at a relatively higher price ($299) or not, and if it does that then whether that move hurts the overall sales of the device or not.
According to us Google’s 2nd generation Nexus 7 tablet is going to be huge, and it will likely to take the tablet market by storm with the launch itself. The reputations of Google are in stake, so the company won’t take it likely. What is your view on this upcoming tablet of Google? Don’t forget to share it with us by putting your comments below.