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Internet giant Google is reportedly gearing up for the launch of a successor for last year’s Nexus 7 tablet PC, and might release it on shelves as soon as July, a new report from Reuters on the matter suggests. 

We have already reported on a possible new 7-inch Nexus tablet coming from Google and ASUS, with no official confirmation on the matter available as of now, but it seems that we might indeed be nearing a formal unveiling of the device.

The latest version will have a higher screen resolution, a thinner bezel design and adopt Qualcomm’s chip in place of Nvidia Corp’s Tegra 3, which was used in the first Nexus 7s released last year, the sources said, declining to be identified because they are not authorised to speak to the media.

In a blow to Nvidia, Google weighed both U.S. chipmakers’ processors but finally decided on Qualcomm’s for power reasons, one of the sources added.

Qualcomm and Nvidia are competing aggressively in the tablet market as they seek to expand from their traditional strongholds of cellphones and PCs respectively.

Google will maintain an aggressive pricing strategy, however the two sources are split on exactly how that will be achieved: the new Nexus could come in at $199, with the older model seeing a discount, or $149, obviating the elder Nexus 7 entirely.

The tablet would likely be equipped with Google’s next Android version, Key Lime Pie, so there’s plenty to look forward to.

[Reuters]

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Shivaank Rana
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18 comments
shankarsidharth
shankarsidharth

It was obvious with 16GB Nexus being launched in India on the Play Store and ASUS getting the 32GB Wifi+ Cellular, that the dumping ground was ready for the new version on the mainland US. i.e.

shankarsidharth
shankarsidharth

It was obvious with 16GB Nexus being launched in India on the Play Store and ASUS getting the 32GB Wifi+ Cellular, that the dumping ground was ready for the new version on the mainland US. i.e.

Varun Jain
Varun Jain

and it will no sooner come to india :D

Varun Jain
Varun Jain

and it will no sooner come to india :D

Prasad Pai
Prasad Pai

will this succesor hav sim card slot?

Prasad Pai
Prasad Pai

will this succesor hav sim card slot?