Google’s second generation Nexus 7 (16GB) may cost $229

While the second-generation Nexus 7 tablet was not announced by Google at I/O 2013 last month, it is coming later his year – that’s pretty much a given.

DigiTimes has it that the new Nexus 7 will be available starting July, with its 16GB version costing $229. The website notes that Google wants “to avoid competing directly against entry-level tablets.” This is a slightly different approach for the Mountain View giant, which is selling the current Nexus 7 for prices starting at $199.

We’ve seen quite a few sub-$200 7 inch Android tablets lately, including the HP Slate 7, the Asus MemoPad, and even the Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 7.0 (its 8GB version seemingly cost $199.99).

Apparently, the new Nexus 7 will compete with Apple’s next-generation iPad Mini, as well as with Amazon’s upcoming Kindle Fire tablets.

Google-Nexus-7-old model

It’s said that the new Nexus 7 has an improved design, including a narrower bezel. This should make it a tad smaller than the current model (seen above), which measures 198.5 x 120 x 10.5 mm. Other than that, the tablet is probably going to have a screen resolution higher than 1280 x 800, plus LTE connectivity, and a quad-core processor.

Like the first Nexus 7, the second one will be manufactured by Asus. A new Nexus 10 is also in the making, but we don’t know when this will be introduced.

Author: Florin

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  • SashaPeters

    It’s also worth checking out the new Novo 8 Discovery ($169) Android tablet also launched this week and is available through T a bl e t S p r i n t– and compares to the 8-inch mini iPad — with fast Quad core performance, and an 8″ size, which is almost as compact as a 7″ tablet but in comparison offers 65% more screen space to play with… it offers an impressive 5000 mAh battery for long life, MicroSD, Dual Cameras, HDMI, and is also one of the first tablets that works with Miracast TV – HD Wireless (like Apple TV – Airplay device)…