Google And Asus Team Up For Next Nexus 7

  • Won't stray too far from the original
  • Again featuring an entry price of AU$191
  • But this time with improved specifications.

Google is teaming with manufacturer Asus again this year for the sequel to the popular Nexus 7.

  • Won't stray too far from the original
  • Again featuring an entry price of AU$191
  • But this time with improved specifications.

Google is teaming with manufacturer Asus again this year for the sequel to the popular Nexus 7. Google is planning to announce its next-generation Nexus 7 tablet this May, once again manufactured by partner Asustek Computer.

The Google-Asus baby proved a winning combination for many Android tablet owners thanks to its low price and a quality build. In fact, according to sources in Asus' upstream supply chain, the original Nexus 7 is on track to surpass shipments of 6 million units at the end of January, with the AU$242 Wi-Fi only model with 32GB storage cited as a best seller.

According to reports, the second-generation Nexus 7 won't stray too far from the original, again featuring an entry price of AU$191, but this time with improved specifications. Sources claim these improvements include Full HD resolution and an even thinner border around the display.

One thing the new model may not have is an entirely new build of the Android OS – the report mentioned only an upgraded version of Jelly Bean intended to "enhance integration between the software and hardware."

The Nexus 7 is expected to reach sales of 10 million units in 2013, said reports. 

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