Friday, 10 May 2013

The 7-inch tablet will reportedly come with an improved camera, faster processor, higher resolution, wireless charging, and a thinner body.

The follow-up to the Nexus 7 tablet may get a slew of upgrades, but still keep its $199 price tag.
That's the opinion of KGI Securities analyst Mingchi Kuo, who believes that Google may unveil the upgraded tablet at its Google I/O conference next week.

The upgrades include a faster Qualcomm APQ 8064 processor, a 1920 by 1200 7-inch display with narrower bezel, a 5-megapixel camera, wireless charging, and a body that's 7.5 millimeters to 8.5 millimeters thick. It expected to be lighter. Web site 9to5Googlepicked up on the analyst's report.
The analyst also believes Google will keep the price tag at $199 despite the higher end components, and may end up eating $5 to $10 per unit. The new Nexus 7 could be ready to ship in June or July, and Kuo believes Google and Asus could ship 5 million units in the second half of the year.
The Nexus 7 was a well-regarded tablet that was praised for its low price and set of features. Given the success of the Nexus 7, many are eager to see what Google has for a second act.
CNET contacted Google for a response to the report, and we'll update the story when the company gets back to us.


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