Published on February 3rd, 2013 | by Gary Johnson0
New Nexus 7 refresh tipped for Google I/O event
Last year Google and Asus launched the Nexus 7 tablet PC that has proven to be hugely popular among Android fans. For a relatively low price you can pick up a 7-inch device that not only offers a vanilla Android experience, it also has some great specifications as well. Now though there is talk that we may see a new Nexus 7 refresh at the annual Google I/O event.
When the Nexus 7 was first launched it came in either 8GB or 16GB storage options with only Wi-Fi connectivity on offer, than later last year the company ditched the 8GB model and introduced a 32GB version as well as adding the option of 3G connectivity.
Now though there is talk we will see a refreshed Nexus 7 at the Google I/O event that takes place in May, and could bring with it a Full HD display along with a much thinner bezel surrounding the screen. What will please many Android fans though is the pricing is being tipped to match that of the current model.
It is being claimed that the device will come running the latest Android Jelly Bean operating system, but you would have thought Google would launch it running the next version of Android that could be called Key Lime Pie. We may also see the new Nvidia Tegra 4 processor under the hood as last year’s model uses its predecessor.
One option that would go down well with potential owners of any new Nexus 7 would be the addition of a microSD card port, and the report does state that some other enhancements will be made to the Nexus 7, but without going into details. Via DigiTimes.
Are you planning on getting the Nexus 7 this year?