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The Google Nexus 7, rival of Apple’s iPad Mini, will be getting a more powerful processor and a full HD display in July, a report claims.
The rumour comes from Reuters. According to the news site, “Google is aiming to ship as many as eight million of the Asustek-made tablets in the second half of the year, throwing down the gauntlet to other low-end tablets such as Amazon.com Inc’s Kindle Fire and Apple Inc’s iPad mini, the sources with knowledge of the new product said.”
Speaking about specs, the site says, “The latest version will have a higher screen resolution, a thinner bezel design and adopt Qualcomm’s chip in place of Nvidia Corp’s Tegra 3, which was used in the first Nexus 7s released last year, the sources said, declining to be identified because they are not authorized to speak to the media.
“In a blow to Nvidia, Google weighed both U.S. chipmakers’ processors but finally decided on Qualcomm’s for power reasons, one of the sources added.”
Speaking about price, the site said, “Google may choose to sell the new gadget for $199, the same as the first generation rolled out last June, while the old model may be discounted, one of the sources said. Alternatively, the new tablet could be priced more competitively at $149 and the previous model discontinued, the source added.”
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Google has recently officially unveiled Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean) running on a new device the Google Nexus 7. Now, according to DigiTimes, the search giant is working on a 10-inch version of their new tablet the Google Nexus 10.
The report claims that Google has contracted OU Optronics and Wintek to supply OGS (One Glass Solution) panels for their 10-inch tablet.
At first we thought the Google’s tablet would rival the iPad. However, the Google Nexus 7 targets the 7-inch Amazon Kindle Fire. With a 10-inch tablet, not only will it compete with the iPad, it will also compete with other tablets such as the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1. Although the report does say that ASUS will be manufacturing the 10-inch tablet, it did not mention when to expect the tablet. Furthermore, it doesn’t mention if the tablet will be called the Google Nexus 10.
Do you think Google and ASUS is working on the Google Nexus 10? Give us your thoughts.
According to a rumour, the Google Nexus 7, a 7-inch tablet first to run Jelly Bean, will not sport a rear-facing camera or 3G connectivity.
Why no 3G and camera? It seems Google and ASUS will be keeping manufacturing costs down to a minimum. The 7-inch tablet is said to be priced at a mere $200 (around £125). Users can connect to the internet via Wi-Fi.
According to Digitimes, component suppliers for the tablet say that it will not sport a primary camera. It will, however, sport a front-facing camera for video calls.
Okay. So the Google Nexus 7 will be cheap, but will this be enough to compete with other Android tablets such as the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 or the highly popular Amazon Kindle Fire? Will this be enough to rival the dominant force in the tablet market the iPad? This remains to be seen.
The Google Nexus 7 is expected to make an appearance at Google I/O on the 27th of June in San Francisco.
Would you be interested in the cheap Google Nexus 7 that doesn’t sport a primary camera and 3G? Give us your thoughts.