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Google Gears Up for Redesigned Nexus 7

Google Nexus 7 | Official Website

Google Nexus 7 | Official Website

There were reports that Google is working on the Nexus 7 successor, which is aimed to take on Apple’s iPad Mini and Amazon’s Kindle Fire. It is set to hit the streets in July, almost exactly a year after the first Nexus 7 was unveiled.

Revamped Nexus 7: Rumored Specs and Features

In relation to this, there were claims that the redesigned Nexus 7 will have a larger screen. This feature can be achieved by shrinking that bezel that can be found on the current model.

The upcoming model’s display will also see improvement compared to the existing 1280 x 800-pixel resolution and 164 ppi HD display. Aside from that, Google is said to switch chip providers from NVIDIA to a Qualcomm Snapdragon.

One thing that will remain the same is the tablet’s low-margin price. It appears that the search engine giant will subsidize ASUS’ manufacturing process for the next-generation Nexus 7. After all, its low price point—together with the respectable features—is the device’s major selling point.

New Nexus 7 in the Horizon

Google is also setting higher goals for their new Nexus 7, as they are expected to ship as much as 8 million tablets in the second half of the year.

However, the upcoming Android tablet will enter a market that was slightly changed. That’s because Apple’s iPad Mini was able to sell a significant portion of the Nexus 7’s four-month total during the weekend following its release. There’s also the Amazon Kindle Fire, which is among the best-selling tablets outside of Apple’s iPad.

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