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Google Nexus 7 2.0 set for Google I/O launch with Android Key Lime Pie


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The second generation Google Nexus 7 is rumoured to be set for a reveal at Google I/O, and it will lead the charge with Android Key Lime Pie.

It's being rumoured that the Google Nexus 7 2.0 will make an appearance at Google's showcase event on May 15, as reported by IntoMobile. Not only that, but the new tablet will beat the Motorola X Phone and the next Nexus smartphone to the punch by offering the new version of Android OS.

As well as Android Key Lime Pie, the follow-up to the original Google Nexus 7 - which will again be manufactured by Asus - will apparently boast a new Full HD 1080p display.

It's also being rumoured that the new compact tablet will drop the Nvidia Tegra 3 CPU for a more capable quad-core replacement. This is likely to be Qualcomm's Snapdragon S4 Pro processor.

According to reports, the Google Nexus 7 2.0 could well come with a slimmer, lighter form factor - possibly with a thinner bezel in line with the iPad mini.

Google Nexus 7 2.0 Storage and Release Date

Google will again restrict the storage capacity to 16 or 32GB, and there will once again be no room for a microSD slot. It's said that Google wants to push people towards its Google Drive cloud storage solution instead.

To help access this online storage, the second generation Nexus 7 will come with network connectivity on top of the usual Wi-Fi as standard. It could even be LTE (4G) ready.

Despite these boosted hardware specs, it's believed that the Google Nexus 7 version 2.0 (or whatever they end up calling it) will keep the same ultra-low price, which means you'll be able to get all this 7-inch tablet goodness and the very latest Android OS for just £159.

As we reported earlier in the month, it's believed that the Google Nexus 7 2.0 will be released in July - a rumour that's been repeated recently by the International Business Times.

Would this spec boost convince you to buy a second generation Google Nexus 7? Let us know in the comments section below.


April 23, 2013, 1:45 pm

Yep. I have the Nexus 7 now, and would consider upgrading once the new tablet is out. I always keep my boxes and papers, so expect to see a lightly used, like new Nexus 7 on Ebay in July!
I travel a lot and use my Nexus 7 as an "airplane television". I also use it as a web device and sleep machine with alarm (using the White Noise Android app) in my hotel room.
I also carry a Galaxy S3 Phone, and am interested in the Google Nexus 4, but want to see what the new one will be like.

Jose O

April 23, 2013, 8:34 pm

Yes. I plan on the Nexus 7 2.0 being my first ever tablet. Very intrigued by its capability and price!


April 25, 2013, 12:13 pm

Make an 8mp rear camera with flash. Would like sd slot but 32GB is enough. The Asus memo 370 had an 8mp rear camera and micro sd slot and was announced at ces 2012. But it never made it to production because Google stripped it down to get the price to 200.


May 3, 2013, 1:14 pm

Just needs the rear camera to make it complete!!!


May 3, 2013, 1:15 pm

Just needs the rear camera to make it complete!!


May 7, 2013, 12:19 pm

This will just be perfect tablet ever. A real iPad shitter

james grigg

May 18, 2013, 10:38 pm

Looks like it didnt happen.

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