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Google Could Sell 8 Million Second Generation Nexus 7 Tablets in 2013

Google Could Sell 8 Million Second Generation Nexus 7 Tablets in 2013

If you've been shopping a 7-inch tablet, there's a good chance Google's Nexus 7 is high on your list, or at least on your radar. As it should be, the Nexus 7 is still arguably the best 7-inch slate on the market nine months after launch, though if you've put off making the plunge for this long, you might want to wait just a little bit longer. Word around the web is that Google is getting ready to release a second generation model of its popular slate.

Based on info obtained from sources within the upstream supply chain, Digitimes says the next Nexus 7 is likely to be unveiled at the Google I/O Developer Forum next month in San Francisco. Availability will be almost immediate, with Google expected to ship 1 million second generation Nexus 7 tablets in May alone, and 8 million by the end of the year.

Nexus 7

The upcoming device will retain a 7-inch form factor, though it will have a higher resolution screen than the current model's 1280x800 (WXGA) display. It will also feature a Qualcomm processor and 3G connectivity. Pricing is expected to be $149 to $199.

Android 5.0 Key Lime Pie is also expected to debut at Google I/O, and if that's the case, there's a good chance the next Nexus 7 will be the first device to give users a taste of the newest Android OS.
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Hm. I don't think Key Lime will be debuted.

4.2.2 is just rolling out, and each major release of Android is a serious UI change.

Plus, its already mid april, and we haven't heard any leaks yet.

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The timing of a May 2013 release wouldn't be the least bit surprising given previous launch dates:

4.2.x Jelly Bean: November 13, 2012

4.1.x Jelly Bean: July 9, 2012

4.0.x Ice Cream Sandwich: December 16, 2011

3.2 Honeycomb: July 15, 2011

3.1 Honeycomb: May 10, 2011

2.3.3-2.3.7 Gingerbread: February 9, 2011

2.3-2.3.2 Gingerbread: December 6, 2010

2.2 Froyo: May 10, 2010

2.0-2.1 Eclair: October 26, 2009

1.6 Donut: September 15, 2009

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I wouldnt be surprised by key lime. Honestly, waiting on the remade nexus myself.

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