Here at Android Headlines, we just point and laugh at the iPad Mini. Especially since the specs on it were pretty bad, and costs about $100 more then the Nexus 7. But according to DisplaySearch analysts Paul Semenza which is cited by Cnet, there will be both the iPad Mini 2 and the second generation Nexus 7 coming soon. Semenza has stated that the Nexus 7 2 would hit store shelves before the iPad Mini 2. Which would make sense since the Nexus 7 hit shelves before the iPad Mini last year.
Semenza is also suggesting that Google will improve the display of their Nexus 7 to have a HD+ resolution of 1920×1200. This would bump the PPI from 216 on the current Nexus 7 to about 323. Production is supposedly going to start sometime in Q2, which is April to June. Also important, this is considerably earlier than production starting for the iPad Mini 2's retina display. Apple is expected to unveil the iPad Mini 2 in the second half of this year, with a 2048×1536 resolution. Which is the same resolution as the current iPad. This would make it's PPI 324. Which is very close to the Nexus 7 at 323PPI.
Semenza goes on to mention some of the manufacturers that are said to supply Apple these Retina displays. Including Japan Display, LG Display, Sharp, and AUO. On the sour note, we don't have any release dates or announcement dates for either tablet. But I'd definitely expect Google to unveil the Nexus 7 at Google I/O with it shipping in early June. I'd also expect the Nexus 7 price to jump a little bit. Since a Full HD display is not as cheap as the one on the current Nexus 7. But who knows Google could surprise us.
What are your thoughts on the Nexus 7 2? Are you excited? I know I am, I'm getting excited to replace my Nexus 7. You can keep it locked to Android Headlines for everything Nexus 7 2, and Google I/O. We'll be bringing you every bit of news we can find from Moscone West that week. Let us know in the comments below what you want to see changed in the next generation Nexus 7.