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New Nexus 7 in 2013 could be Google I/O surprise

Have you picked up the Google Nexus 7 tablet yet? It is arguably the best Android tablet available on the market and has an amazing price attached to it that consumers simply can’t ignore. If you don’t have one yet, you may be better holding off until May, as there are rumors suggesting that Google and ASUS may be planning a follow up already with the 2nd Gen Nexus 7 at Google I/O.

That event will take place between May 15 to May 17, with Google already booking out the Moscone Center in San Francisco for the occasion – a center that Apple also favors for their annual WWDC events. Some new products will certainly be unveiled at Google’s event and now we’ve learned that the first could be a brand new Nexus 7 tablet.

While the Nexus 7 is great as it is, it could obviously do with a few upgrades – notably a rear camera which was missing from the original model to save on costs. Digitimes has published a new report from Taiwan, claiming that the 2nd gen Nexus 7 will be equipped with a Full HD display screen, replacing the 1280 by 800 pixels WXGA screen that consumers are currently getting.

This will be a welcome move all around, as the display screen on the Nexus 7 has come in for considerable criticism since release but then again you can’t really complain with a $199 price tag. Other improvements that are thought to be on the way include a thinner bezel and also an apparent ‘upgraded’ version of Jelly Bean that will enhance the user experience on the new tablet.

Considering that the Nexus 7 already has Android 4.2.1, we would probably be slightly disappointed if the next Nexus 7 didn’t ship with Android 5.0 Key Lime Pie, as the update surely has to be on the way soon. It’s yet another rumor from Digitimes though – what do you think about this one?

Are you ready to purchase the second generation Nexus 7 if it really comes out this May? It is going to take some beating if it’s as good as the first.



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