The reports surrounding ASUS and Google’s next-gen Nexus 7 2 have been scattered, but today we’re hearing again that the release date for their tablet could be the end of July. After being a no-show at Google I/O, the rumors have been circulating almost weekly. We’ve heard July more than once, and even late August, but the newest report from “insiders” claims it will be here very soon.
How soon you ask? Right around the corner because their insider sources claim that it will be revealed and released “in the coming weeks.” The report claims that Google and ASUS will release the new Nexus 7 2 the last week of July, or in the first week of August.
The tablet will reportedly be a huge jump over the previous model. Coming in with a 1920 x 1080p full HD display, an upgraded Snapdragon 600 quad-core processor at 1.9 GHz, 2GB of RAM, and this time sporting dual cameras. Of course the thought has always been it would be released with Android 4.3 Jelly Bean, but at this point, we’re not so sure.
According to DigiTimes, who is accurate at times, the tablet will arrive with a $199 price point. As well as a $249 option both in WiFi. We’ve heard this before, and are assuming a 16GB model will be $199, with a slightly higher 32GB flavor also being available. Their inside reporter also claims over 6 million Nexus 7’s have been sold, and Google’s hoping for roughly 8 million this time around.
With strong competition from others like Acer, HP, and Lenovo the sales might take a slight hit. For the most part however, none of their devices will match the specs of the ASUS and Google built Nexus 7 2, and we don’t see them stealing too many sales. Hopefully Google gets serious and drops some information in the next week or two. We’re counting on it!