With Google I/O just a few days away there are new reports that Google might possibly unveil the successor to its widely popular Nexus 7 tablet. Google debuted the 7-inch tablet at Google I/O 2012, making it Google's first entrance into the tablet market.
If this latest rumor is true, Google has the iPad mini 2 in its direct sights. The reported specs of the upcoming Nexus 7 are very impressive and Google is sending the first shot at what it believes a small tablet –– going up against the iPad mini 2, Amazon Kindle Fire tablets, and whatever Samsung has up its sleeve –– should include. Another major feature is the reported $199 price.
According to a report from AppleInsider, who obtained a research note from reliable KGI analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, it has received an image of the rumored specs of the upcoming Nexus 7 refresh. The tablet will reportedly have high-end specs while still maintaining the $199 entry price into the Nexus 7 world.
The new Nexus 7 tablet will reportedly be built by its current manufacturer, ASUS. The Nexus 7 will reportedly feature a 7-inch LTPS 1920 X 1200 HD display, Qualcomm's Snapdragon S4 Pro processor, and run Android 4.3 Jelly Bean. It might be safe to assume we'll be seeing Android 4.3.3 Jelly Bean at Google I/O as well. The tablet is also expected to feature a 5-megapixel rear camera, an HD front camera, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, a plastic case, thinner bezels around the tablet (think iPad mini), NFC, a 4,000 mAh battery, and possibly one of it's coolest features, wireless charging using the Qi standard out of the box.
If the rumors are true, it sounds like this updated Nexus 7 is going to be an even bigger success than its predecessor. We'll know if this turns out to be fact in a few days at Google I/O