So you’ve had your head turned by the open source awesomeness of Android and its top tablets to the point that you’re ready to eschew Apple and walk away from Windows, but you’re not sure where to start? Well, stop right there, light-seeing Johnny-come-lately, you may want to cool your cash-spreading heels for a little while as, according to the word being whispered across the internet, Google is all set to unveil the next generation of its Nexus.
Yes, ‘fact’ fans turn away now as what we have coming up is nothing but solid conjecture based on the stories that are circulating, but it seems the Nexus 7 II (not the official name) will not only be the first tablet to market to come carrying the new 5.0 Key Lime Pie version of our favoured OS, it will also feature a full HD (1080p) display, be slimmer than a dinner-dodging supermodel, lighter than a BBC 1 sitcom and – as confirmed by absolutely nobody at Google Command – will be rejecting the Nvidia Tegra 3 processor in favour of something a bit more quad-core snappy, such as the Snapdragon S4 Pro from Qualcomm.
Expected to be unveiled at the Google I/O event in San Francisco between May 15th and 17th, the new Nexus is believed to be following the suit of its predecessor to push the use of Google Cloud storage by limiting internal storage to 16- or 32MB and not including a microSD slot.
Akin to the original, the next Nexus will again be manufactured by Asus and – based on exactly no evidence whatsoever – word has it that the sexy new iteration of the 7-incher will keep competitive by sticking to its ludicrously low pricing policy, with those with ears to the Google ground within the industry suggesting the Nexus 7 2.0 could come in at just £159.
If, as expected, it is announced in May, there’s an excellent chance this all-singing, all-dancing, all-powerful option could be on sale from July, so if you have had your head turned by the open source awesomeness of Android and its top tablets, it may be worth holding onto your hard-earned for just a little longer and snapping up the absolute top of the Android tablet tree come summer.