Digitimes has this week once again reported that a next.-generation Google Nexus Tablet release date could indeed be in the cards for the coming months. Adding fuel to the fire burning under endless analyst and observer gossip, the successor to the Google Nexus 7 has apparently been earmarked for a May release.
And once again, the new Nexus Tablet will be a collaborative effort with Asus.
With regard to the specs and features we can expect from the 2013 Nexus 7, rumor has it that Google will be incorporating a full HD touchscreen packing a vastly higher pixel count than the Apple’s Retina standard. Such chatter of course joins the ranks of existing reports that the iPad Mini 2 will also launch over the coming month with a Retina Quality display.
Recent estimates indicate that an impressive six million units of the Google Nexus 7 will have been shipped by the close of January – the most popular version proving to be the 32GB model. Over the course of 2013 as a whole this is expected to increase to at least 10 million and upwards.
What’s more , the new version of the Google Nexus 7 is rumored to be heading our way with the addition of a revamped Google Nexus 10, which in a similar vein to the rumored iPad 5 will features a sleeker overall form factor, increased power and better battery life.
Should the new Google Nexus Tablets arrive in a similar timeframe to the next round of iPad from Apple, chances are that the Cupertino company will face its most difficult year to date in keeping its market-defining tablet right at the top of its game. The iPad Mini2 in particular may prove to be quite the tough sell – particularly if Google is able to offer an HD Nexus 7 for a considerably lower price than the iPad Mini 2’s expected $350+.