Nexus 7Whoa, talk about a rumor flood! We’ve been hearing bits and pieces about the Nexus 7 sequel (likely to be called “New Nexus 7”) for many months now, but an avalanche of information comes our way today, via a number of different sources.

First, it seems that the 7-inch tablet will be officially showcased for the first time on July 24 (i.e. next Wednesday), during a special event hosted by Sundar Pichai, Google’s senior VP for Android and Chrome. We’re suspecting Android 4.3 Jelly Bean will also be made official then, but that’s not so very important.

What is important is that, according to a legit-looking inventory image, the N7-2 will start at a $229 price (in its 16 GB variation) and will cost as much as $269, in a 32 GB flavor. Already a lot to take in all at once, but we’re not finished.

Nexus 7

Another information spill shows what looks to be a sticker on the back of the new Nexus 7, which lists the thing’s specs and the supplier of the build materials. A number of predictable items are on the list, like an S4 Pro CPU, 5 MP rear camera and 3,950 mAh battery, but also a very surprising and spectacular feature—4 GB of RAM.

Wow! Just wow! Talk about a game-changer.

This post originally appeared on GadgeTell.


The TeleRead community values your civil and thoughtful comments. We use a cache, so expect a delay. Problems? E-mail