Revamped Nexus 7 to be the highlight of Google I/O 2013

Revamped Nexus 7 to be the highlight of Google I/O 2013Time was we were expecting the Motorola-built X-Phone to be the star of Google’s annual I/O event thingy.

Alas, it sounds like we’ll have to make do with revamped versions of existing products. Having said that, the refreshed Google Nexus 7 sounds pretty sweet. I think I want one.

Apple Insider has intercepted a research note from “noted analyst” Ming-Chi Kuo, who reckons the Google Nexus 7 will hog the limelight at this year's I/O.

With the Retina iPad mini 2 reportedly falling behind schedule, Google will keenly promote the Asus-built Nexus 7 refresh as the best ‘tweener tablet on the market.

We’re told to expect a 7in display with 1980 x 1200 resolution, Snapdragon S4 Pro processor, 5MP rear camera, Jelly Bean (Android 4.3) and support for Texas Instruments’ Qi wireless charging.

As for the refreshed Google Nexus 7 design, it’s tipped to include a narrow iPad mini-style bezel.

All sounds pretty good to me, and the best thing about it is, it’ll reportedly grab the price baton from the current Google Nexus 7. Yeah, I should probably buy one, lest I forget what Android looks like.

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JanSt / MOD  May. 11, 2013 at 20:49

The teaser image they posted titled "Chrome Swag" http://i1-news.softpedia-static.com/images/news2/Google-Teases-Pallets-Full-of-Chrome-Swag-for-I-O-2013-Photo-2.jpg?1368271480
suggests Chrome may play an important role, also?

Certinfy  May. 11, 2013 at 22:06

If they release it for the same price as the Nexus 7, I may bite.

Been saving up for a new phone (currently on a iPhone 4S) as I've been surfing the web a lot more on my phone than laptop lately, but considering how cheap Nexus tablets are it might be better just getting one of those.

barrybarryk  May. 11, 2013 at 22:54

The teaser image they posted titled "Chrome Swag" http://i1-news.softpedia-static.com/images/news2/Google-Teases-Pallets-Full-of-Chrome-Swag-for-I-O-2013-Photo-2.jpg?1368271480
suggests Chrome may play an important role, also?
Could be some chrome OS netbooks or whatever they're calling them now. I doubt Google will give up trying to flog that to people so soon

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