The rumors for new Nexus 7 devices have been going on for a while and it was expected to launch at Google I/O. Since that did not happen, we have got a Nexus 7 like device spotted by a consumer in the official Google Hangouts video. The new Nexus 7 tablet was spotted by Cesi D’Alessio, who spotted a notification LED lighting up a tablet like device at the 21 second mark in the video. This is not there in the existing Nexus 7 tablet so it is thought to be a new version.
It is very difficult to spot from the video but it seems to be a 7 inch device. Nothing more could be spotted from the video. According to previous rumors by KGI securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, the tablet will come with 7 inch OGS (One Glass Solution) display with 1920 x 1200 resolution. It will be powered by a Quad core processor preferably Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 or S4 Pro and will come with Android 4.3. The tablet will pack NFC, 4000 mAh battery, 5 MP rear camera and front HD camera. Read the complete report here.
Kuo suggested that it will launch in Google I/O but since it did not come true, another report by Digitimes suggest it will launch in July. Google is expecting to sell 6-8 million units in the second half of 2013. The report also adds that it will be priced at US$199, same as that of current Nexus 7 tablet. This was also confirmed by Kuo.
Watch the video at the 21 second mark to spot the Nexus 7 successor lookalike:
This is not in line with the Android 4.3 launch rumors which puts its launch date on June 10. This could mean that either another product could be launched by Google which comes with Android 4.3 or there could be a stand alone event for Android 4.3 launch. Since Android 4.3 isn’t expected to be that big of an upgrade, there are more chances that it is launched on a new device.
If Nexus 7 II or Nexus 7 successor, whatever Google may call it, comes with Android 4.3, its launch date could be June 10 or Android 4.3 could launch in July. Either way, since these rumors are conflicting in nature, we suggest you take them with a pinch of salt. Keep following us on Twitter, Google+ and Facebook for instant phones and gadgets news.