Google Nexus 7 refresh tipped for Google I/O in May

Google Nexus 7 refresh tipped for Google I/O in MayOne of the most recent Google I/O rumours we relayed suggested we’d meet a Google Nexus 5 and Nexus 7.7 come May, with both devices built by LG and possibly rocking Key Lime Pie.

The latest rumour from out east is significantly more plausible, but significantly less exciting, suggesting we’ll simply meet a refreshed Google Nexus 7. Hmm.

That’s the word according to DigiTimes, and their – you guessed it – “sources from the upstream supply chain”.

Said sources begin by projecting that Google Nexus 7 shipments will surpass six million units by the end of January.

In addition, a second generation Google Nexus 7 is tipped for a May launch, which presumably means Google I/O.

The second generation Google Nexus 7 will supposedly grab the price baton from the existing models, however “several specifications will be upgraded” – most notably a new display with “Full HD resolution”. The existing Google Nexus 7, incidentally, has a resolution of 1280 x 800.

As for the operating system, the Google Nexus 7 will of course rock the latest version of Android – whatever that happens to be, though DigiTimes' sources reckon it’ll be “upgraded Jelly Bean” as opposed to Key Lime Pie.

Finally, we're told that combined shipments of the first and second generation Google Nexus 7 will reach 10 million this year.

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Pondlife  Jan. 29, 2013 at 13:03

Be very surprised if the next nexus doesn't have KLP, and not at all surprised by an improved n7 around a year after the first.

judgey  Jan. 29, 2013 at 14:50

why dont they just name them nexus 7.1 7.2 and 4.1 4.2 they will run out of numbers soon otherwise

Pondlife  Jan. 29, 2013 at 15:02

Not sure there will be another 4 tbh

matt101101 / MOD  Jan. 29, 2013 at 23:28

Be very surprised if the next nexus doesn't have KLP, and not at all surprised by an improved n7 around a year after the first.
Not surprised either, the N7 was the device to bring the Nexus name out of the realm of tech geeks and into the real world. I get the feeling Google will be very pleased with its retail performance.

Pondlife  Jan. 29, 2013 at 23:37

With it arriving as the rest of the networks in the uk might be starting their 4g services I wonder if 4g could make an appearance.

matt101101 / MOD  Jan. 30, 2013 at 11:49

With it arriving as the rest of the networks in the uk might be starting their 4g services I wonder if 4g could make an appearance.
Doubt it, the N4 didn't.

Pondlife  Jan. 30, 2013 at 17:00

But the rest of the networks didn't have 4g about to launch as it arrived...

matt101101 / MOD  Jan. 30, 2013 at 17:14

But the rest of the networks didn't have 4g about to launch as it arrived...
The US (where Google is based, remember) had widespread 4G when the N4 was launched.

Pondlife  Jan. 30, 2013 at 22:43

Nah it's still patchy let alone then.

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