Yes, it appears the rumour-mill is at it again. No, this time it is not the Motorola X phone, but the second coming of the Nexus 7. News agency Reuters have reported that two different sources have confirmed to them that a new Nexus 7 is in the works.
Well, no kidding I hear you say.
We all figured that Google would released a follow up to the successful Nexus 7. After selling over 4.6 million of them in the second half of 2012, it’s obvious they would want to capitalise on that earlier success. The new rumours though do have some detail. They say that the Nexus 7 mark II, once again made by Asus, will have a Qualcomm Snapdragon onboard rather than a version of the Nvidia Tegra that the current Nexus 7 houses.
The next Nexus 7 is also reported to be sporting a higher resolution screen with a thinner bezel but that is also a no-brainer. We all know tech moves very fast with respect to specs etc, so 12 months on I don’t doubt that the screen could be made to have a higher resolution.
The price point is rumoured to be the same as the current Nexus 7, possibly even lower. Google make money by internet advertising and by selling products on the Play Store so it makes sense for them to once again price it low to get as many of them into the hands of people as possible.
Here’s the big question though, do you think it is necessary to replace your current Nexus 7? Do you need the higher resolution? Would you even go down the path of the Nexus 7 again?
My answer to all of the above is yes, yes, and hell yes! We all want a fast, higher resolution phone so why not in a tablet? What are your thoughts?