Google has finally gone official with Nexus 7 in India. The software giant is currently taking pre orders, and will officially deliver it by April 5. The fabled 7-inch tablet has been priced at Rs.15,999. As of now, it is exclusive to Google Play store. But at the same time, it is on pre order on various e-commerce website at different discounted price points and offers.
Back in 2012 at Google I/0, the makers behind Nexus 4, announced their first tablet fully designed inhouse with Asus taking charge of manufacturing it. The device was seen a true competitor to Apple iconic iPad.
With such low price, it became instant hit with the masses. Not only that, it further gave boost of plethora of 7-inch tablets from other tech vendors, which were unable to sell in big numbers.
The success of Nexus 7 made Tim Cook to launch iPad Mini, a 7.9-inch tablet in the market. It's April 2013, and two months from now, the next-version of Nexus 7 will arrive. in 2013, speculations are rife with reports that Nexus 7 successor is tipped to arrive this Google I/0. Reportedly, it has been informed that the next generation device will retain the same name, and it will be a modified version of its predecessor.
In this feature, GizBot will discuss about the top five features of the next-gen Nexus 7. Note: The next-version of Nexus 7 is still not out yet. The feature is based on the speculation and rumors going around it.
The Google Nexus 7 was blessed with a 7-inch display with resolution of 1280 X 800 pixels. The device was fully functional in displaying 720p content. Now the buzz on the street is that Google could include FULL HD support in the next-version of Nexus 7. The tablet will retain same 7.0-inch display with resolution of 1920 X 1200 pixels.
That means the display will be brighter and sharper. If Google wanted to chase Apple and Samsung then one could see a 7.7-inch Nexus 7 as well. As of now, it would be right to consider a 7-inch Nexus 7 with Full HD display.
The original Nexus 7 had no support to expand internal memory. Consumers were stuck with 16GB/32GB of internal memory. Samsung's Galaxy Note 510 supports memory expansion up to 64GB. It is a possibility that Google may opt for expandable storage in the sequel to Nexus 7.
Google offers 5GB of free storage in the Google Drive for Chromebook users; it is a possibility that the same scheme will be applied to make next-gen Nexus 7, a better consumption device.
Nvidia's Tegra 3 processor was used to power Nexus 7. The outcome is clear in front of us: Nexus 7 delivered smooth buttery experience. Now, Google would like to pick Qualcomm Snapdragon Pro processor to power next-gen Nexus 7. And other reason could be 4G LTE chipset to be included within the tablets.
Sony's latest Xperia Tablet Z is also powered by Snapdragon Pro processor with LTE connectivity. The original Nexus 7 had 1GB of RAM, so the new version should have at least 2GB of RAM to handle heavy games, and multimedia features.
Surely, there is no need to have a rear camera on tablet like device. But when your competitors have included (Samsung Galaxy Note 510: 8MP rear camera, Apple iPad Mini: 5MP rear camera) then it is an urgency to include the same or even better quality in your upcoming device.
The newer version of Nexus 7 may have either 3 mega pixel or 5 mega pixel standard rear camera. The manufacturer can still go for same 1.2-mega pixel front facing camera in the next gen Nexus 7.
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The biggest selling point of soon to be announced improved Nexus 7 will be Android 5.0 OS. The original Nexus 7 was announced with Android 4.1 Jelly Bean (expandable to Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean). This time around, Google could announce Android 5.0 alongside improved Nexus 7.