The first Google Nexus 7 tablet was launched a year back and had an awesome affect on the tablet world. To recap a bit, It was the first tablet in the Google Nexus series of consumer devices. Google along with Asus came up with this device with a design of Asus' Eee Pad MeMO ME370T tablet. The nexus 7 ran on the Android operating system and built by an original equipment manufacturer partner. The tablet featured a 7-inch (180 mm) display with an Nvidia Tegra 3 quad-core chip and 1 GB of memory. It had Wi-Fi and near field communication connectivity, and 8, 16 or 32 GB of storage. The tablet was also the first device to ship with version 4.1 Android "Jelly Bean". By emphasizing the integration of the Google Play multimedia store with Android 4.1, Google intended to market the Nexus 7 as an entertainment device and a platform for consuming e-books, television shows, films, games, and music.
To talk in terms of the popularity Nexus 7 has been commercially successful, selling approximately 4.5 to 4.6 million units in 2012. It received honors for "Gadget of the Year" and "Tablet of the Year" in T3 magazine's 2012 awards, and was also named "Best Mobile Tablet" at the 2013 Global Mobile Awards. Thus, one can assume the power of the partnership between Asus and Google that got their fist Nexus 7 a major hit and a good reception from the market. Priced deliberately to $199 (Rs. 11,028) actually added another advantage to the device that had got "Nexusified".
Now the rumors are that Google is coming with another Nexus 7 second generation. How exciting does that sound!!!! one can't think but relate the old pricing and the new features on the expected upcoming Nexus 7 second generation. Once again to the Asus-Google ties may bring a whirlpool on the tablet market and for sure affect the high-end tablet manufacturers around the globe.
Reportedly, it was said on the latest report based on information from "supply-chain sources" that the second-generati on Nexus 7 tablet, will start shipping around the end of the second quarter and stated that it would reach the shelves by third quarter. Same sources reportedly also claimed knowledge about a certain LTPS (low-temperature poly-silicon), screen of seven-inches, produced by AU Optronics. Very much like its predecessor, the second-generation Nexus 7 will also be a collaboration between Google and ASUS. Online reports also suggest that one million next Google Nexus 7 devices will be shipped in May.
Many people may realize that Nexus 7 is one of the tablets that offers a better feats that others in a same price range and now with the rumor mill suggesting the arrival of the second generation of the same device, one can't help but think, WHAT IS MORE!!!!! Here are certain expected features that the device may have
The Same Price Range
One reason Nexus 7 was popular ina short span of time was because of its price. This is one reason why Nexus 7 (and Nexus hardware in general) is so easy to recommend and it's still one of the most compelling reasons to give the Nexus 7 a try and the second generation nexus 7 shall have more impact as the first one has already laid a play ground for it. Thus this second generation Nexus 7 is expected to have the same price range of $200 (Rs. 11,084).
Another expected improvement should be made to speed up the second generation Nexus 7. Year after year, the processor and the chips are becoming better and better and with the Cortex A9-based CPU and the custom GPU in Nvidia's Tegra 3 this device may slow down big time. Thus the upcoming tablet should at least have a chips that come in both the Nexus 4 and the Nexus 10.
Rumors are that the new tablet would use one of Qualcomm's chips, and it is not known which specific SoC it may use as Qualcomm has many suitably speedy parts in its portfolio.
The current Nexus 7's screen is actually still pretty good with resolution of at 1280×800pixels and 216 ppi. If the tablet wants to beat other it has to have the 300+ ppi and 400+ ppi which most android devices comes with. But if the price remains the same the device may not allow the 1080p screen. Reducing the bezel width may add another better advantage to the device.
The current Nexus 7 only has a (low-quality) front-facing camera, and it includes no rear-facing camera at all. So it is also expected to have a little more improvement on the camera front.
These were some of the features which is highly expected to be seen in the next Nexus.