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New Google Nexus 7 appears with Android 4.3 in tow

A new Google Nexus 7 tablet has leaked once again, with the heavily rumoured second-generation device appearing via an FCC filing with the unannounced Android 4.3 OS in tow.

Having previously made a premature appearance courtesy of a leaked Bluetooth SIG certification earlier this week, latest reports have suggested the currently unconfirmed Google Nexus 7 2 has been passed through FCC testing, suggesting a release could soon be on the cards.

What’s more, with the original Google Nexus 7 tablet having launched Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, it has been suggested that the new, second-generation model, will become the first device to run the eagerly awaited Android 4.3.

While we must stress that the claimed Nexus 7 2 is still far from official, the FCC product filing has suggested the revised 7-inch tablet will once again be manufactured in partnership with Asus and will be made available in Wi-Fi only and Wi-Fi plus 3G forms. The product filing has hinted that the two models will sport the device names, the Asus K008 and K009 respective.

Offering a potential glimpse in to the Google Nexus 7 2 specs sheet, the reports have tipped the iPad mini rival to land boasting a new, 1080p Full HD display alongside a quad-core rendition of Qualcomm’s zippy Snapdragon S4 Pro CPU.

With 2GB of RAM, a 5-megapixel rear-mounted camera and integrated NFC also expected to make the cut, the latest Google Nexus 7 2 leaks have claimed a 3950 mAh battery will help keep the tablet chugging along. Although it is not guaranteed the FCC approved device will sport Google’s Nexus branding, the listed device will reportedly line up just 7.5mm thick and with a slimmer bezel that the original Nexus 7. A second, 13-megapixel forward-facing snapper is also expected to be included.

With Google having, somewhat surprisingly, failed to unveil any new hardware during its recent Google I/O press conference, the search turn hardware giant is expected to announce the second generation Google Nexus 7, as well as a new Google Nexus 5 smartphone alongside Android 4.3 later this summer.

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Via: PocketLint