Google may have been quiet about the second generation Nexus 7 tablet but a new report suggests
that the device is likely to be launched at the end of July in Taiwan.
to new information leaked by a Taiwanese publication Economic Daily, the second
generation Nexus 7 could be launched in last week of July in Taiwan,
with other markets to follow after that, and might come with a starting
price of $299.
If this information turns out to be true, then the
second-generation Nexus would be priced $100 more than its predecessor.
This would also put the next-generation Nexus 7 against the Apple iPad
mini which falls in the same price bracket.
The report further
lists specifications of the ASUS K009 or ME571K which is the rumoured
codename of the second generation Nexus 7. The leaked specifications
include the Snapdragon APQ8064 processor in line with what we had
Other rumored specifications include a liquid crystal panel,
storage capacity of 32GB, 2GB RAM, dual camera - a 5.0-megapixel rear
camera and a 1.2-megapixel front camera, battery capacity of 3,950mAh,
Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and NFC.
However, both Google and Asus are still
keeping mum on the second-generation Nexus 7. With Android 4.3, the next
incremental update of Android, also expected to be released soon, it
might be possible that Google will include the latest version of the
operating with the second generation Nexus 7.
Some other rumours
also suggest that Google will name the next Nexus 7 device, the Nexus 7
HD and that it will sport a full-HD display.
As we are approaching
the last week of July, reports related to the next Nexus 7 device have
started trickling in. A few days back, a report came out with specifications and launch
date of the second generation Nexus 7, which it claimed were confirmed by
an Asus representative.