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.



    • 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!!!

    • 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.

    • 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

      • 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.

  1. 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.

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 I would kill for that. 600 is fine but going to get outdated really fast.

  3. 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….

  4. 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! 🙂

  5. 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.

    • 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


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