KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo has shared the specifications, launch and pricing details of Google Nexus 7 successor to his clients in a note. He believes that the highly anticipated successor will be revealed at the Google I/O conference which will take place next week in San Francisco. According to him, the tablet will have the same 7 inch OGS (One Glass Solution) display screen with a respectable resolution of 1920 x 1200 pixels and will be powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 600 Quad core processor and Android 4.3 Jelly Bean.
Kuo’s insights are in agreement with previous rumors that Android 5.0 Key Lime Pie will not be launched this year at Google I/O. The tablet will get a better set of cameras with 5 MP rear shooter and an HD front camera and will retain its plastic casing. It will be powered by 4000 mAh battery and will come with NFC along with the conventional WiFi and Bluetooth connectivity options. It will support wireless charging, which will be the courtesy of Texas Instruments.
According to Kuo, it will continue to sell for US$199 and Google will be losing $5-10 on every unit which it hopes to recover from content sales and advertising revenues, a revenue model made successful by Amazon with its Kindle tablet range. The distribution model is expected to remain the same like it was with the Nexus 7. Kuo also suggested previously that iPhone 5S, affordable iPhone and iPad Mini 2 will be delayed due to production issues, which now seems to be the case, thus making Kuo a dependable source.
Kuo further added in his note that Google might launch an AndroidBook, a smart watch and a TV Box, sometime later in the year in any other event. Besides Google Nexus 7 successor, Google is expected to make gaming related announcement at Google I/O 2013, according to other rumors. Stay tuned for more Google I/O related announcements and follow us on Google+, Twitter, Facebook and Pinterest for technology news updates as and when they happen.