The keynote address for Google I/O came and went yesterday without any mention of a replacement for the aging Google Nexus 7. An unconfirmed report today says the updated model will be out in a couple of months.
The original Nexus 7 hit store shelves in July of last year, and its successor will come almost exactly a year later, according to an unconfirmed report.
This may explain why the device wasn’t unveiled at Google I/O: it it is still two months away from release, it’s too early to announce it now. Doing so would likely eliminate most demand for the current version.
What We Think We Know So Far
According to information that has leaked out, the second-generation Google Nexus 7 will have a 1920 x 1200 pixel display — a considerable jump up from the 1280 x 800 screen in the current version.
It will allegedly run Android 4.3 (Jelly Bean), a new version of Google’s operating system that’s expected to be unveiled at the same time this tablet is.
The tablet could have wireless charging and a 5 MP rear-facing camera — the first-generation version has no rear camera at all.
Despite the improvements, the price isn’t expected to change — the second Nexus 7 will remain at $200 for a version with 8GB of storage.