Google announced its (Asus) Nexus 7 (2nd-gen) tablet in July 2013, which makes the device a year old. Despite the fact it is a year old, Nexus 7 is still a great device. Sporting a 7″ 1920 x 1200 (323ppi) display, a Snapdragon S4 Pro quad-core chip and 2GB of RAM. Adreno 320 GPU is here for graphics performance and the device also has a rear-facing 5MP camera with LED flash, among other specs. This is of course not top of the line, it wasn’t top of the line when it came out year ago either, but this device still runs great. Not only that, but it’s guaranteed to receive newest versions of Android as soon as they’re out basically thanks to the fact that this is a Nexus device. That will probably continue even after we see the new model out on the market, at least for a while.
Speaking of which, if you’re interested in buying one of these you still can, but only an LTE model is available. It seems Google has run out of stock on all other models and they didn’t give us any indication they might re-stock them. The only notice available is “We are out of inventory.”, without an indication when that might change, or if ti will change. This leads us to assume that Google is preparing for a refresh.
We’ve seen many leaks regarding the next iteration of Google’s tablet. It’s been called many names as well, Nexus 8, Nexus 9, Volantis and Flounder. The latest leak points towards a whooping 5GB of RAM, which sounds a bit weird, insane even. This leak came directly from @evleaks, a leaker who is usually spot on when it comes to leaking stuff. Other talked about specs say the tablet will bring a 2K display (2560 x 1600) and an NVIDIA Tegra K1 processor or a Qualcomm Snapdragon 810. Boomsound is also mentioned considering HTC seems the prime candidate to manufacture this tablet. An alleged image of the device also leaked last month.
We’re assuming that Google is getting ready to release a refresh to Nexus 7, however this might not be the case. We’ve seen Google run out of stock as far as tablets go last month, so this doesn’t have to mean anything and yet we’re hoping that we’ll see a refresh rather soon, hopefully within a month or two.
Do you own a Nexus 7 (2013), or perhaps the 1st-gen Nexus 7? Ready for a refresh?