Nexus 7 2 release nears: certifications pass one-after-another

July 15, 2013
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The next generation Nexus 7 2 from ASUS and Google has been in the news a lot as of late, especially since it never saw the light of day at Google's I/O developer event earlier this year. After countless leaks, reports, and rumors, it's been spotted clearing multiple different certification processes as of late, and is slated to be announced later this month.

As the rumor goes, Google and ASUS will be delivering a Nexus 7 2 with a 7-inch 1080p HD display powered by Qualcomm's 1.9 GHz Snapdragon 600 quad-core processor and 2GB of RAM. It will feature a front VGA and rear 5 megapixel camera, Android 4.3 Jelly Bean, be sleeker than the original with a slimmer bezel. They'll offer a 16 and 32GB flavor in both WiFi and 4G LTE.

It has cleared the FCC, we've seen a new (and the old Nexus 7) clear the Bluetooth cert here stateside with Android 4.3, and now we're getting another sighting of both the WiFi and LTE Nexus 7 2. According to Blog of Mobile the slate has just cleared Indonesia's Postel certification, and this is just one more of many to add to the list. The release is getting close, that's for certain.

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The image above is from the Postel certification. Showing both the K008 and K009 (WiFi and LTE) models being cleared in the region, but that's all we get from the sighting. No additional details were revealed, but at this point we know most the specs anyways. Well, if rumors are accurate.

For the past few months we've been hearing late July for an unveiling, with retail availability starting in August. With all these certifications passes one-after-another, things are looking right on schedule.

VIA: UnwiredView


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  • Prouddad

    I sure wish I could get a for sure confirmation of this device and a release date!!! I want it!!! Cant wait to root it day one and download alllll my play store games with my ps3 controller! Im excited can you tell lol :) I’ve been holding off buying the Nexus 7 for the N72

    • Daniel Nasim

      Same here 100%!!

  • Rin

    Planning to buy this. This is what made me interested in tablet gaming – 7 inch and comes with a powerful quad core CPU.

    • thepce

      Only wish they would have suited it with the Snapdragon 800 instead of the 600. The 800′s GPU is a monster

  • pesvut

    why would they add vga instead of hdmi? vga is so outdated.

    • Mike A

      VGA camera, its a resolution really shitty one but not what you are thinking.

      • http://www.androidcommunity.com Cory Gunther

        lol

  • Cal Rankin

    If it has AT&T LTE support, I’m in. This could compliment the upcoming Nexus 5 quite nicely

  • Christian

    I’m starting to think that this will launch now with 4.2.2 or in Aug.-Oct. with 4.3, and then 5.0 will come next year at I/O. Google, announce something!