After an I/O 2012 conference whose highlights included the Nexus 7 and Android 4.1 Jelly Bean launches, Google could be prepping an even more spectacular event for next week. The 2013 I/O is to get underway on May 15 and, on the San Francisco stage, we could be seeing the debuts of the mythical X Phone, Nexus 5, but also the second-gen N7.
And this last fellow could well change the entire tablet game, if recent rumors are to be trusted. According to a well-known and respected market analyst, the Nexus 7-2 (or however it will be called) will be a massive upgrade over the first N7, but somehow it will also keep the pricing bar very low.
The new 7-incher’s spec sheet could include goodies like a stunning WUXGA (1,920 x 1,200 pix res) screen, quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro CPU, Android 4.3 Jelly Bean and 5 MP rear camera. And all that is said to cost a mere $199.
Sure, for that kind of feat to be accomplished, Google will still need to cut a few design corners, manufacturing the new N7 out of plastic, but can anyone really complain? I think not, especially when adding a front cam, NFC connectivity and wireless charging in the equation. Okay, Google, I want ten of these!
<Source: Apple Insider>