Nexus 7: Google, ASUS to launch follow up in May?

News Stacy Warden 06:58, Jan 29 2013

Here's what we can probably expect from Google's second gen Nexus 7

Google and ASUS are set to launch a second generation Nexus 7 tablet this May, according to DigiTimes. Now, before we delve any further here, let's just get something clear: DigiTimes doesn't have a spotless track record when it comes to truth telling. That said, this one's a touch too juicy to pass up -- right or wrong, let's carry on, shall we?

The story claims that the new Nexus 7 from Google and ASUS will offer a full HD display (1920 by 1080, most likely), an even thinner body and smaller bezels. Basically, it's getting the standard hot girl makeover -- you know, it lost some weight and dolled up its face. The second gen Nexus 7 will likely run on an upgraded version of Jelly Bean (still no Key Lime Pie, apparently).

Even with the improvements, DigiTimes says that Google's next tablet will remain marked at budget-friendly prices, ranging from $199 to $249. As mentioned, the expected (read: rumored) launch date for the next Nexus 7 is in May. That would line up perfectly with Google's annual I/O event. 

If true, it's only a few more months to wait it out for a new Android-based tablet. Impatient types may want to opt for something from Amazon's Kindle Fire lineup. Of course, if you're willing to spend a bit more on a smaller tablet, the iPad mini is also an option. But we recommend waiting it out for the follow up to that one, as it's likely to sport a faster chip and retina display. 



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