New rumors suggest that Google’s next Nexus 7 will use a Qualcomm processor
More than a month since we first heard about the fact that Google’s next-generation Nexus 7 would feature a Qualcomm processor, now new rumors – this time coming from Taiwan – are claiming the same thing.
Taiwanese website DigiTimes has it that “sources from the upstream supply chain” are confirming the adoption of Qualcomm chipsets for the new 7 inch Google tablet. However, it’s not clear exactly what type of Qualcomm processor is going to be used. Perhaps the quad-core Snapdragon 600 – although previous reports indicated it would be a Snapdragon S4 Pro. We’ll see.
The first-generation Nexus 7 tablet (pictured below, shipped in about 6 million units around the world) is using an Nvidia Tegra 3 processor. So now that Google will rely on Qualcomm chips for the next Nexus 7, Nvidia loses an important customer – which could mean that sales of its new Tegra 4 chipset will be lower than expected.
Like we told you yesterday, the new Nexus 7 should be officially announced in May. It’s certainly going to be manufactured by Asus, running at least Android 4.2 Jelly Bean, and probably having a Full HD (1920 x 1080) display resolution.
A new 10 inch Google Nexus tablet is also expected to debut this year. Just like the first Nexus 10, the new one should be made by Samsung.