The Taiwan based site Digitimes claimed in a report that the next tablet in the pipeline from Google, the Nexus 7 2 would sell an estimated 8 million units. Their estimation is based on retailers based in Taiwan, which is also where ASUS the maker of the device is located at. The estimated price of the next generation Nexus tablet has been reported to be in the range of 199 to 249 USD for the Wi-Fi only versions.
The estimate regarding number of units being sold could well be Taiwan market related where there has been a growing demand for tablets off late. In case Google decides to lower its price tag for the tablet, there would be better chance for it to beat its other rivals in the market. Google had been able to dominate a good share in the US market last year with its Nexus 7 running Android Jelly Bean. This time it could well be the turn of Android 4.3 Jelly Bean to hog the limelight.
Another inherent positive aspect of the Nexus 7 2 device is that it offers a pure Android experience. Being a Google device, the tablet will be devoid of the layer of UI that most manufacturers use to distinguish their device from others. Also, the biggest advantage of having on board the purest Android version means easy compatibility with Google products and services such as Google Wallet that caters for mobile payment processing.
Coming to the tablet’s availability, the wait for the Nexus 7 2 should not be very much now as analysts of repute have capped the release date to be anywhere in this quarter itself. There is the official announcement of the Moto X from Google being released in August this year. There are high chances therefore that the Nexus next could also join their line of product alongside the Moto X.
As for the tablet’s specs, it should read something like this: a Snapdragon Qualcomm APQ8064 processor, with display unit made up of LT070ME05000 liquid crystal, a 2 GB RAM along with storage capacity of 32 GB. It would have dual camera with 5 MP at the rear and 1.2 MP at the front. Powering the device would be a battery rated at 3950mAh.