October 31, 2014

Next-gen Nexus 7 video and specs leak ahead of next week's rumored debut


The Nexus 7 is rumored to be among the announcements for next week’s Breakfast with Sundar Pichai. Also on the agenda may be Android 4.3 Jelly Bean and all of its glorious new details.

The team over at Android Central have obtained video and information for the yet-announced Android tablet, just as other tidbits have surfaced. As it appears now, we should definitely see the re-introduction of the Nexus 7 at the upcoming event, followed quickly by retail availability.

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According to a source close to the blog, the tablet runs Android 4.3 and features a Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro processor and 16GB or 32GB storage options. Previous rumors pointed to a Snapdragon 600 CPU so it’s unclear what’s going on.

Additional specifications tipped include 4GB RAM, considerably more than the 2GB stuff we’ve been seeing and hearing. We’re a little doubtful of that much memory but we’d love nothing more than that pleasant 11-th hour surprise.

Rounding things out are a 5-megapixel rear camera and 1.2-megapixel front-facing camera, both of which have been rumored for some time. Also, we might look for stereo speakers on the rear if the prototype/leak prove accurate.

No word on what resolution the screen is but we’ve been hearing something higher than the current iteration.

Maybe it’s just us, but we’ll be glad when we can stop talking about this one in an unofficial capacity.

Android Central