No Nexus 7 2 (LTE) launch Google I/O

News Clare Hopping 06:32, May 15 2013

Will the Nexus 7 2 with LTE support launch at Google I/O? Check here for the details

Update: The rumors were dead wrong on this one, as Google didn't use the I/O 2013 keynote to launch the Nexus 7 2 with 4G LTE, as had been suggested. 

Many thought this would be the perfect time to update the Nexus 7 lineup because the first one was introduced at Google I/O 2013 and the rumors have suggested that the Nexus 7 2 is ready to go. We still think we could see one later in the year with 4G LTE, a boosted high-definition screen and a real back camera. 

We did see some new hardware, kind of. Google showed off a Samsung Galaxy S4 with stock Android and this gives you Samsung styling with a Google experience. This handset is being sold directly from the Play Store and it costs $649 unlocked. 

Google I/O kicks off today and we think the Nexus 7 2 with LTE could be the product to launch.

Google has already said it won't be announcing anything big this year at the annual conference, so a Nexus 7 with added extras is a good bet.

But what could this device include?

The first rumor suggests the revamped Nexus 7 will feature a 7-inch, 1080p screen (resolution 1980x1200 pixels), which is quite a step up from the 1280 x 800 pixel screen the original Nexus 7 had.

Other rumors maintain that the Nexus 7 2 (LTE) will feature Qualcomm's S4 Pro chipset, a 5-megapixel, rear-facing camera and the inclusion of Texas Instruments' Qi wireless charging.

Who will manufacture the Nexus 7 2 (LTE)? We say Asus, the company behind the first Nexus 7. It was a solid device, and there were very few complaints around the hardware.

We'll update this article if the Nexus 7 2 (LTE) launches from 9AM PST (12PM EST).

While you're waiting for the keynote to start, check out more rumors around the Nexus 7 2 (LTE).

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