June 6, 2013

Next-gen Nexus 7 Spotted in Street View Presentation Video

Nexus 7 2

After we’ve seen an alleged Nexus 7 in a Google presentation video a couple of weeks ago, the Mountain View-based search engine giant has leaked the next-gen Nexus 7 tablet again, allowing us to take a quick look at it in a new official presentation video.
What you are seeing below is a video that introduces the new features of Street View and talks about the ways you can look around certain areas using Google’s service. Still, sometime around second 53 you will get to see an interesting and mysterious terminal, which might actually be the next-gen Nexus 7 tablet. It’s true, the handheld looks rather like a Nexus 7 wearing a protective case, therefore we are advising you to take the rumors with a pinch of salt as we can’t know for sure what device is that.
The initial rumors were indicating that the next gen Nexus 7 will be underpinned by a Snapdragon 600 processor, after ditching the Tegra 3 SoC powering the current generation. Then the rumor mill changed its mind saying that a Tegra 4 solution will be squeezed under the hood of the Nexus 7.
Anyway, the latest reports are showing that Google and ASUS decided to replace the Tegra 3 chipset with a quad-core 1.5 GHz Snapdragon S4 Pro CPU. It seems that Nexus 7 will also receive an upgrade in terms of display resolution. We are expecting the tablet to keep the 7 inch size of the current generation, but the resolution will be raised to 1,920 x 1,200.
Rumor has it that the next-gen Nexus 7 will debut in July along with Android 4.3 Jelly Bean, the new Android iteration that was the biggest absent of the Google I/O 2013 event.
Isn’t a little bit odd to see Google making the same mistake two times in a row by posting videos of yet unannounced products? Anyway, the Mountain View company is not as secretive as its Apple rival.
Do you believe that this is how the Nexus 7 2 will look like? What are your expectations from the next-gen 7-inch Nexus tablet? Feel free to speak your mind in the comments section below.


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