What to expect from Google’s new Nexus 7

Google’s new Nexus 7

Nexus 7 sign-up page appears on Google website

The page also reads: "Nexus 7 brings you the perfect mix of power and portability, and features the world's sharpest 7" tablet screenNexus 7 brings you the perfect mix of power and portability, and features the world's sharpest 7" tablet screen".

What to expect from the new Nexus 7

With an invitation-only event occurring at Google offices next week, we can only assume that the internet giant is about to announce something big. With the Moto X (Google’s collaboration with Motorola) not hitting our shelves until at least next month, we can only assume we’ll be catching a glimpse of the new Nexus 7.

But what can we gather from the wealth of rumours that have been flying around?

This image leaked by AndroidCentral supposedly shows the second-generation Nexus 7 in all its glory. Looking at the pictures, it seems that the new device looks pretty much identical to the original, only with the textured pattern on the back casing removed.

The original Nexus 7, built by Asus, was a raoaring success, praised particularly for its low price of £159, compared with other similarly-sized tablets like the iPad Mini’s £250 price tag.

The specs, leaked by Asus, reportedly show that the second-generation Nexus 7 will have a better screen resolution- 1980 x 1200 vs 1280x 800- as well as double the amount of RAM (2GB) and will run Android 4.3.

The device will also sport a 5MP rear-facing camera, which is something the original tablet does not have, making the new Nexus 7 far more attractive to buyers. According to insiders, the second-generation device will also be cheaper; a 16GB version will be £150 (compared with £159 for the original Nexus 7) whilst a 32GB device will cost £175 (against a previous £199).

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Written by Charlotte Kertrestel

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