New Nexus 7 To Have Improved Resolution And Android 4.3, Possible $199 Price Tag


Google I/O 2013 is next week and we can’t wait to see what Google has up their sleeve this year.  We’ve heard rumors of a new Motorola X phone, unified chat client named Babel and an updated Nexus 7 tablet.  We can only imagine what other goodies are coming that haven’t leaked yet.

Thanks to Mingchi Kuo, a well-respected analyst with KGI Securities, we now know a little more about the rumored Nexus 7 update.  Kuo states in his report that he believes we will see a lighter and thinner version of the Nexus 7 announced sporting a smaller bezel with the thickness of the device falling between 7.5-8.5 mm.  A few of the other specs for the updated Nexus detailed in the report include a Qualcomm APQ 8064 processor,  5 megapixel rear camera, and a 7″ 1920×1200 display.  Another piece of information in his reports indicates that Android 4.3 will be on the new tablet.  I would expect that any new Nexus device would ship with the latest version of Android, so I can’t say I’m too surprised to see this fact.  To help stay competitive, it’s believed that that the new Nexus 7 will retain it’s existing $199 price tag.

Does the idea of a refreshed Nexus 7 carrying a full HD display appeal to you or are you looking for something more when considering a new tablet purchase?



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