Second-Generation Nexus 7 To Cost Just $150?

/ 4 years ago
The Current Nexus 7

The Current Nexus 7

According to speculation Google will launch a new version of its highly popular Nexus 7 tablet from July. The new tablet will be based around Qualcomm’s Snapdragon processor and is expected to be very aggressively priced at $150. Google is still pushing the current ASUSTek made Nexus 7 tablets aggressively in an attempt to snatch market share from Apple’s iPad Mini and Amazon’s Kindle Fire.

Google’s plan is that by bringing the price of the Nexus 7 down to a very affordable point it will be able to get exposure for more of its adverts – where Google makes the most revenue. For those who aren’t familiar with the Kindle Fire, Amazon do a similar thing with adverts and offer users money off the price in return for allowing lock-screen adverts and the like.

Nvidia will most likely be very sad with this news as it means their Tegra 3 chip is being replaced. Apparently Google weighed up both options (Nvidia’s Tegra 3 and Qualcomm’s Snapdragon) but chose Qualcomm’s Snapdragon because of power reasons. The screen is also expected to get a revamp with a much thinner bezel and a higher resolution, the current Nexus 7 has a 1280 by 800 resolution.

Although we have stated that pricing could be $150 there are two “pricing options” the market has learned of. The first is that Google price the new Nexus 7 at $199 and discount the old one down to $149. The second option is that Google offer the new Nexus 7 at $149 and discontinue the old generation once stock is cleared. Either way we are pleased to see Google improving the very popular design.

What are your thoughts on a new Nexus 7? Will you consider buying one? If you bought one last time will you upgrade this time?


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  • I’m still trying to figure out what to do with the tablet I already have. While some people may love these things I find that if you already own a half decent smart phone they are somewhat redundant.