Google and Asus have launched the Nexus 7 last summer, for prices starting at $199.99, making it the most successful Android tablet ever. Now the two companies are seemingly preparing the second-generation Nexus 7.
According to DigiTimes, the new Asus-manufactured Nexus 7 will be announced in May. Since Google’s I/O conference will be held between May 15 and May 17, that’s where the upcoming tablet will be likely unveiled.
Reportedly, the new Nexus 7 will have a Full HD (1920 x 1080) display, and a thinner bezel. It should still run Android Jelly Bean. There is now word on exactly when it will be available for purchase. In any case, prices should be comparable to the prices of the Nexus 7 that we can buy today (pictured below): $199 for the 8GB version, $249 for the 16GB one, and $299 for the 32GB one.
“Sources from the upstream supply chain” say that total Nexus 7 shipments will probably surpass 6 million units this month. Moreover, it’s said that Google could sell 10 million Nexus 7 tablets in 2013 (including first generation and second generation models).
Earlier this month, we reported that Google was also readying the launch of a new Nexus 10 tablet. Unlike the current model (available since November 2012), the new one should have a quad-core CPU, and an eight-core Mali T678 GPU. It will be manufactured by Samsung, of course. We’ll bring more details as we get them.