With so many budget tablets in the works, it would seem only fitting that Google would introduce the second generation Nexus 7 on a mid-summer release. Mainly in order to compete with all the other big names out there who are also slated for summer tablet releases. We've been toying with the concept of whether or not Google would ever actually bring it out in the first place, so to hear that they are, definitely has our interest piqued.

We weren't expecting this price, but we can't say we're surprised; the Google Nexus 7 Second Gen will reportedly start $229 USD for the 16GB version, and then go up from there, according to reports. We were expecting a bit less, but then again, technology doesn't tend to get cheaper as time goes on. Not to mention this is 16GB, not 8 like the original. There's a good chance it'll run Android 4.3 Jelly Bean, run on a Snapdragon 600 quad-core CPU or an S4 Pro.

As for the visual goodies, you can expect a similar case design, but the screen will be even better than it was before (and it wasn't bad to begin with) with a resolution of 1,920 x 1,200 pixels. Resounding color quality matched with Jelly Bean? You have us officially sold.

When it does come next month, it'll be raised in price solely to distinguish it from lower Android tablet offerings, and to help it compete strongly with the iPad Mini second-gen, which is expected very soon. Given enough time, and a strong enough reception, we have no doubt that it'll trounce the expensive iPad in every way. We've seen countless rumors stating a July release, but this seems to confirm it while also giving us a price to expect too.


  • Qbancelli

    God please make it happen!

    • Paulus Net

      Amen, my current Nexus 7 is looking for a beautiful sister 🙂
      If Snapdragon 600 quad-core or Tegra 4, I will queue for the first time for a device!!!

  • MrMLK

    > technology doesn’t tend to get cheaper as time goes on

    Wow, did you actually say that?

    • Lol, that’s what I was thinking too. It’s one of the only things in life guaranteed to get cheaper as time goes on.

    • Justin W

      Yeap, he did. I’m not surprised at the rumored price, though. For what you get, it’s still a steal compared to the iPad mini.

    • The_Maverick

      Came here to make the same comment.

    • Shawn Dobbs

      Lol I came to leave that same comment. If this was running a snapdragons 800 or even 600 I could understand the price jump but the S4 Pro is old news. I’m thinking Google wants to actually make a profit that justifies the existence of the product this time around. Hopefully they offer a wifi only for less

    • Edwin

      I think the point he was making is that you can’t expect better technology for a lower price.

      • MrMLK

        I agree that that is his point. My point is that it said that a tech writer could think something as dumb as that. As time advances, technology gets cheaper. Its a year sine the Nexus 7 came out. Of course people were expecting a better device for less money.

  • mikegonzalez2k

    A Tegra 4 Nexus 7.2 would be bad ass… Hello new gaming tablet 🙂

  • Babs Oyed

    Sorry, Google, my Nexus 7 has been rendered absolutely useless by the superior functionality of my Note 10.1. If I have to buy another tablet it will be the next version of the Note 10.1. At this time there’s no other device that comes anywhere close as far as functionality is concerned.

    • esoberanis

      screen is horrid and pixelated

  • Pontiac Emmons

    Scant on the specs. Does it even have an SD card slot?

  • Vito Lee

    What happened to rumors of a Snapdragon 800? I would kill for that. 600 is fine but going to get outdated really fast.

    • john

      any electronics nowadays will be outdated very fast 😀

  • with the higher price I be leaning more towards a Ipad Mini

  • Genesis Leylany

    When can ppl pre order it anybody knows?

  • As

    I want a better screen. The display on the Nexus 7 is too pixelated.

    • 216 PPI really is not bad, maybe take your face more than an inch away from the screen.

      • As

        when u want to show professional photos on a 7′ tablet, you want a better display. And no I don’t own or want an iPad.

      • Should have got a Nexus 10 then with 300 PPI, one of the best screens for a tablet.

  • NoNews

    You’re reporting this as fact but if you follow the source link (and follow again from that link) this is all still based on rumour and unnamed sources….

  • AltayKai

    People act like Apple products are the GOD out there. Even though they are just overrated junk.

  • Connie R

    Should I get the Nexus 7 straight from google or another store? I hope it is released soon.

  • jc ybanz

    Am a nexus 7 user, I hope this 2nd gen will be capable of 4G, and even phone function just like the Asus fonepad and similar or more sensors like the galaxy S4…. I guess it will be the best among the rest… Keep it up Nexus 7! 🙂

  • tkh

    Never buy anything from ASUS. The 1st gen Nexus 7 has a well documented problem with the screen cracking yet ASUS ignores this and blames it on customers mishandling. Something is wrong with the design. ASUS may or may not have fixed it on the 2nd gen Nexus 7 but they do not stand behind their product.

    • Brenda Thompson

      what Louis responded I’m taken by surprise that any one can make $4301 in 1 month on the internet. did you read this web page w­w­w.K­E­P­2.c­o­m

    • john

      please link or show us the so-called “well documented problem”.

  • kd4u

    Where can i pre-order ?

    • john

      you can always “pre-order”, but the question is when you are going to get it in your hands. 😀