The year 2012 can well be considered the year of the Google Nexus going by the popularity the Android tablet enjoyed ever since it was launched last year. ASUS and Google are set to repeat their previous year’s run with their Google Nexus 7.2 or just the New Nexus 7. This time round, the gadget would have support for all major carriers in the US namely, AT&T, Verizon as well as LTE from T-Mobile. The LTE support was confirmed after the FCC listing mentions it.
On the LTE support, the device it seems has been tested on LTE bands 2, 4, 5, 13 and 17. This gives the gadget a very wide spectrum of operation on the LTE network. AT&T runs on the 17 band of LTE while T-Mobile on band 4 and Verizon on band 13. Sprint runs on band 25 of the LTE network operating bandwidth. The new Nexus 7 or Google Nexus 7.2 however does not have support for the Sprint network bandwidth.
Coming to the release dates, and the official specs of the Nexus 7.2, there is no official announcement as yet. Speculation has it that the expected dates could be anywhere in July. Google is expecting huge demand for the next iteration of the Nexus 7 tablet as it was with the first gen version. So far as the specifications go, it may not be a very high end gadget finally if we were to go by the specs that the Nexus 7 has.
The comparable gadget for the Google Nexus 7.2 would be the MeMo Pad HD 7 from Asus. This budget tablet would be comparable so far as specs and performance goes with the New Nexus 7. All in all, the Nexus 7 2 would be a budget tablet with support for all major networks. Interested people would need to watch this space for more details about this device.