Nexus 7 2 tipped for July release

Craig Lloyd - Jul 11, 2013, 1:55pm CDT
Nexus 7 2 tipped for July release

Rumors about the second-generation of the Nexus 7 keep heating up. We thought we’d see the device at Google I/O back in May, but that never happened. Now, it’s expected to land sometime later this year. Specifically, the latest rumor in the mill is that the next-gen Google slate will arrive later this month.

The model number for the next-generation Nexus 7 is said to be ASUS K009, which we saw earlier last month. The original Nexus 7 was made by ASUS and we wouldn’t have any reason to not believe that the second-generation Nexus 7 would be made by ASUS as well, although the Nexus 10, which is Google’s latest tablet, was made by Samsung.

On the inside of the second-gen Nexus 7, it’s said to house a Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro processor clocked at 1.5GHz with 2GB of RAM and starting out at 16GB of internal storage. There would also be a 5MP rear camera and WiFi n, Bluetooth, and even NFC.

As for the display, it will remain the same 7 inches that it’s always been, but will receive a higher resolution of a rumored 1920×1200. That’s quite impressive, and we’re guessing the pixel density will look pretty good on that 7-inch screen. Of course, the original Nexus 7 already has a good-looking display, but this’ll hopefully be even better.

As for price, that’s still up in the air. Japanese translations mention a $229 price tag and another website mentions $299. Does this mean that the year of a $199 Nexus 7 is gone? Probably not, as we’ll most likely see a lower-tier Nexus 7 take the $199 slot, but it’s possible we could see a decked out Nexus 7 cost slightly more than a couple of Benjamins.

VIA: ggsoku, Ringer’s Blue Men

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19 Responses to Nexus 7 2 tipped for July release

      • The K009 when filed with the FCC showed a Snapdragon S4, but when filed for bluetooth certification was listed as having a Snapdragon 600. Most people tend to believe that the 600 is more likely as it will soon be outdated by the 800 and it would be odd for google to release a new tablet that would be 2 gens behind in processing power so soon after release.

      • Agreed, at this point it makes more sense to wait for the refresh, yea it sucks but many of us (myself included) are in the same boat!

  1. I’m getting a little pissed with google. I’ve been waiting so long and if it’s not released by the end of this month. I’m putting the money towards the PS4. This is getting ridiculous now.

      • what? I honestly didnt understand the sentence you just typed? And i would put the money towards the preorder. This is taking way too long and im honestly really upset right now. It was rumoured to be released today because Google and Motorola had a press conference today and nothing happened. Like, why?

    • Google doesn’t owe you shit. They are not working on your time and nobody cares how impatient you are.

      • Hi. How bout you suck my dick? Yeah that sounds about right. Insert my penis into your mouth because obviously thats what it looks like you were doing while you were typing your response. Google does not owe me shit. Youre that right. But they owe it to their followers that are like me that have been waiting a LONG time for the N72. ive been waiting for months. Its been a year tomorrow since the OG and either give a little hint that something is coming (invitation to press conference etc) or say “Its not happening guys, sorry”. Nothing from them. You’re a little ignorant bitch who probably has his parents buying everything for him. Go back to your room and go to sleep. You know nothing about tech or nexus to join into this once calm, relatively dead conversation page. K bye

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