Word on the street suggests that a release date has already been penciled in for the successor to the Google Nexus 7, which could arrive in the form of the all-new Google Nexus 7.7. And what’s more it’s also looking relatively certain that the next Nexus tablet will once again be a collaborative effort between Google and Asus.
Google’s I/O conference in May is destined to be the biggest date in this year’s Android calendar – the date widely expected to see the specs, features and ultimate launch details of the next Nexus tablet laid bare. However, most of us are of course entirely unwilling to wait such an unreasonably long time for the details, which leaves it up to the rumor mill to fill in the blanks in the meantime.
As it stands, all we really know about the Google Nexus 7.7 is that whatever size screen it features, 1080p HD resolution is a given. What’s more, we’re also hearing reports in growing numbers that grunt under the hood will be supplied courtesy of a Qualcomm quad-core processor, as opposed to the originally rumored Nvidia chipset. Chances are at least one camera sensor will make an appearance and all of the above will of course demand a bigger battery – perhaps a slightly bigger price-tag to boot.
Meanwhile, there’s also been some rather juicy gossip surrounding the successor to the Google Nexus 10, which in all likelihood could share the very same release date at the Nexus 7.7. Again, details as to specs and features are thin on the ground, but the one whisper that won’t go away and is frankly too good not to buy into is that of the next Nexus 10 tablet packing an octa-core processor from Samsung.
If true, chances are anything Apple has to throw our way in the form of the iPad 5 later this year might not be quite the shoe-in we’d once have expected.