November 28, 2014

Second generation of Nexus 7 coming in July?

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The Nexus 7, having been around for more than year now, is still what we consider among  the more affordable and robust tablet experiences. Of course it is a brilliant tablet but the market is really competitive so it’s time for an update.

We heard back in January that a new version is in the pipeline, and even learned a bit more last month as well. Now it seems the next-gen Nexus 7 is around the corner as DigiTimes, sometimes a reliable news source, is reporting that new Nexus 7 will land in market sometime in July. With 16GB of storage, the tablet could be priced at US$229.

As first-tier brand vendors have been trying to expand their sales through price cuts, Google is not looking to follow suit, but will instead focus on defending the US$199-249 segment of the 7-inch tablet market and target competitors such as Amazon and Apple, the sources said.

The second generation Nexus 7 will be launched as a mid-range Android tablet, hence the price of $200-250. If the next Nexus 7 comes out with better specifications and the mentioned price tag, would you consider buying it? Tell us about it in the comment box below.

Source: DigiTimes


  • Leif Sikorski

    I’m already waiting for it. 2GB of RAM, non Tegra and Miracast support and I’ll be very happy and order it on day one.

    • AltayKai

      Me too. This tablet is a must–buy.

  • JeeebeZ

    I am buying it. I was going to buy a IPad mini, but the Nexus 7 is much better for watching HD movies on. And really Why buy the current one if I can wait a month or so and buy the new one.

    • AltayKai

      Also why buying overrated junk with outdated hardware? It doesn’t take a genius ;-)

  • Pontiac Emmons

    It better have an SD card slot. Rather dumb thing to leave off.

    • AltayKai

      Actually a 64GB internal storage is better than SD card.

      • Ezzy

        Actually less than 8GB would be quite sufficient for people with unlimited data.

  • Kyle Cordiano

    S4 Pro, 2GB of ram, and a have the Screen quality built a little better.

    • AltayKai

      Nooo. The screen quality improved alot!

  • WoodyHD

    $30 more than I was expecting to pay, but I’ll still buy it. Still a better value than almost every tablet out there.

    • DonMcCall

      Almost?

  • Anthony

    The Nexus 7 changed my life. I found this article by searching for a 2nd gen release date because I just can’t wait to buy it. I am not an early adopter by any means but I am going to be all over this!

  • plazma

    I’m certainly buying it, but If they make me wait until September, then I’ll have to think between Nexus and iPad mini 2, and I think that upgraded mini 2, in that case, will win the battle.

  • Edward Mobley

    if it has 2gb of ram and its available with 32gb of space, id gladly trade mine over for it

  • andrew

    All I want is a 7″ tab with a Full HD (or higher) screen, perhaps with IR for a TV remote.

  • Geor

    I will get one for sure~

  • Susu

    they should definitely target the mid range customers since nexus 7 was a huge success mainly because of its economical price for the given high end specifications.

  • Wheeler

    I just want one with an sd card dammit…………..

  • rishab saxena

    i want sim card slot as like asus fonepad