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

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.

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