Google is planning to launch two new models of the tablet (New Nexus 7) in late 2012, one of which will go on sale for $ 199, while the second one – for $ 99. Asus which helped to release the first tablet Google Nexus 7 is a Google’s partner in the project.
Current Google Nexus 7 is equipped with a 7-inch IPS-display with a resolution of 1280 x 800 pixels (216 ppi), covered with the glass manufactured by Corning, 4-core processor Nvidia Tegra 3 (with 12-core GeForce graphics controller), 1 GB of RAM, front a 1.2 megapixel camera, support of Wi-Fi 802.11 b / g / n, Bluetooth and NFC, Micro USB, microphone, accelerometer, electronic compass, gyroscope and GPS-module. Support 3G or 4G in the device is not provided.
Cost of Nexus 7 with 8 GB of internal memory in the U.S. is $ 199, 16GB – $ 249.
The publication in DigiTimes hasn’t specified what size screen will be equipped with, but the text says that both models will be a “new version of the Nexus 7.” This presupposes that the gadgets will be equipped with a 7-inch display, as seven in the title indicates the size of the tablet screen.
With these new devices, Google expects to maintain market share and to ensure its continued growth after the IV quarter of 2012, when Apple will release its own smaller tablet (presumably, with 7 inches display) known as iPad-mini.
A cheaper Google tablet can generally be the result of the struggle for the market that is heating up. For example, after the announcement of the Nexus 7 online store Amazon has reduced the price of announced Kindle Fire tablet from $ 199 to $ 159. However, if in the end Google did release a new tablet, it would be a too fast-taken decision.
Announced in late June, Nexus 7 was the first Tablet PC from Google, which main business is the online search and advertising. The release of tablets is a new stage in the business of the search engine giant, which in 2010 released its own brand smartphones named Android. Like the Nexus 7, these smart phones are made by partners: earlier by HTC, now by Samsung Electronics.
So, it is evidently that new Nexus 7 models must have the specs better than the previous gadget has. What? We just need to wait a bit to find them out.
This guest post has been authored by Katerina, a copywriter from Intellectsoft, an iOS development company. She likes to read, write and even listen about technology, especially mobile one. You can follow her on twitter @CMerzlova