If you thought the Nexus 7 was good. Wait till you hear of these expected updates. All at seemingly the same price.
If the published report by 9to5google is to be believed the Google Nexus 7 could be getting an upgrade to its awesomeness at this years May 15-17 held Google I/O. They have quoted KGI securities analyst Ming Chi Kuo saying that the Nexus 7 could be scaled up by Google before this years launch of Apple’s iPad Mini 2.
The iPad Mini 2 is expected to have a resolution of 2048 x 1536 up from the 1024 x 768 resolution of the iPad Mini launched last October. Keeping inline with this, the New Nexus 7 will have a 1920 x 1200 resolution, up from 1280 x 800 of the existing Nexus 7. Rumors are flying around left right and center on the other blogs including pcmag about what the annual developer session at Google I/O might reveal in terms of updates but this particular news seems to be sure shot.
- Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro processor
- 5 mega pixel rear camera and 2 mega pixel front camera
- Android v4.3 aka. Key Lime Pie
- 4325 mAh to be replaced by 4000 mAh
- 1920 x 1200
- Wireless charging
- Thinner and Lighter in weight
Of all these changes, its the scaling down of the battery that seems to be most surprising but considering the budget constraints that come with bringing so many feature updates at once, it might be a pinch that most customers might be willing to take.
Apart from this, its the Key Lime Pie, the latest Android version that will be eagerly anticipated, since few tablets and phones boast of it.
“Tablet PC competition has become much fiercer this year so we reckon the new Nexus 7 year-on-year shipments growth will be limited”, Kuo stated. Hence, a good news for customers is that even after all these expected changes the entry level 16 GB wi-fi model for the new Nexus 7 will cost just $199.
The Google I/O is also expected to throw up Google’s plans about changes to its Google Wallets and introduction of the Nexus 4 updates similar to those of the Nexus 7. My Tablet Guru will keep bringing you the latest from this side. So keep watching this space.