Google and Asus rumors suggest a next-gen Nexus 7 with full HD display

January 29, 2013
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Google I/O will be coming up in a few months and it looks like the announcement rumors have already begun. These latest touch on a new Nexus 7 tablet. Currently dubbed a second-generation model and assuming these rumors prove accurate -- Google is said to be working on the new Nexus 7 tablet with Asus.

That being said, the details are coming by way of DigiTimes who are reporting that the second-generation Nexus 7 will be released with a Full HD display and an "industrial design" with a thinner bezel. These details are not all that unbelievable, however given there is little information as to where they have come from, we remain cautious.

Other bits from this report suggest that Google will keep the price points the same. That is to say, $199 and $249. There was also a slightly more general statement which notes that "several specifications will be upgraded." Given the use of the word several, we suspect that would include more than the previously mentioned display and exterior casing.

While many believe the Nexus 7 to be one of the most popular Android tablets, we have yet to see any hard numbers to confirm that. This report about the second-generation Nexus 7 does talk some numbers and mentions that combined sales of the original and next-generation Nexus 7 are expected to reach 10 million units in 2013. This comes according to "sources from the upstream supply chain."

Bottom line here, these are early details and clearly still in the rumor category. The one thing we can say is that if Google has plans to unveil a next-generation Nexus 7 -- it will likely be at Google I/O which kicks off on May 15.

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