The first generation Nexus 7 was a huge hit, and the second seems to be doing just as well, if not better. Google and ASUS seemed to get things right by offering the right balance of specs and price, as they could have gone over the top, but then they could have priced more consumers out of buying one of these affordable tablets.
Smaller tablets took their time to find their feet, but are now even more popular than the larger ones; this is because of two factors, price and added portability. Google and ASUS play to this and as such hit it right out of the park with the 2013 Nexus 7, so what next?
We are at a very different stage to this time last year because we already learned of so many rumors in regard to the Nexus 7 sequel, but Nexus 7 3 details are a little scarce.
Unlike last year, we do not think for one moment that the Nexus 7 3rd generation will be an entry-level tablet, not going by the improvements we have seen on the current model.
Possible Nexus 7 2014 edition specs — We don’t expect Google and whoever they will partner with to better the iPad mini with Retina display, but we believe they will equal its display quality. Sticking with the new iPad mini, Apple has given their smaller tablet more processing power, and so makes it far better for gaming, and so next the Nexus 7 needs to follow this, and rumors of the same or better processor and GPU of the Nexus 5 would be very welcome.
Google will surely need to up its storage, and so making 32GB the base level. However, we believe the biggest change apart from the quality of the display is a thinner bezel, as it is a little on the thick side on the current model, which means a load of wasted real estate.
As for the price, Google will need to be clever here, as they need to make these hardware improvements while trying to keep the price of the Nexus 7 3 at the same level as what it is now. It is highly unlikely that a decrease in price will happen, but making it more expensive could make Google’s work even tougher in what is now a cut throat market.
What would you like to see on the 2014 Nexus 7?