Nexus lovers have some good news about the successor of the Google Nexus 7 tablet. Reports say that the new Nexus 7 will arrive in July at a mid-range price lying between $199 and $249. The device is probably landing in time to compete with the iPad Mini 2.
With the mid-range pricing, Google is supposedly eyeing a $199-$249 segment of the tablet market. It seems that the tech giant is upholding the specific segment with its pricing rather than expand sales with price cuts as other vendors are doing. The 16GB variant of the new Nexus 7 will bear a price tag of about $229. Another reason for the mid-range pricing is probably to avoid direct competition with entry-level products in the tablet market.
After the new Nexus 7 missed the 2013 Google I/O event, rumors have been pointing to a July release, harking back to the first Nexus 7-release in the same month last year. Earlier reports have pointed to Nexus 7 accessories shipping out for stores, so a July-release seems quite believable. For instance, the Asus-made Nexus dock is no longer listed on Google Play Store. The timing will likely coincide with the launch of Apple’s iPad Mini 2.
A May 27th Bluetooth-SIG-filing of a 7-inch tablet, codenamed ME370T, shows features resembling the Nexus 7. Rumored specs of the so-called Nexus 7 2 include a screen resolution of 1920 x 1200 pixels, Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 processor, and 5MP rear camera. The device will likely run on the Android 4.3 Jelly Bean OS. It is expected to arrive on AT&T and T-Mobile, similar to its predecessor.
Google does not seem to have many high-end devices after its I/O event except for the Google Glass and new iterations of its best-sellers including the Nexus 7.