Nexus 7 had been the Android device of choice for many since its launch in July last year. It was at the same time that the Android 4.1 Jelly Bean had been unleashed. Now with news of Google launching the next iteration of the popular Android tablet doing the rounds, retailers have resorted to offering healthy discounts for the current version. The price cut being offered amounts to $50 over the original list price of the Nexus 7.
Some of the retailers of fame like Staples and Office Max had been selling the 16 GB and 32 GB variant of the 7 inch slate at $199.99 and $249.99 respectively. They have since dropped the price to $179.99 for the 16 GB variant and $199.99 for the 32 GB variant. Google though is sticking to the original price at their Google Play Store.
As for the new Nexus device that is expected to break cover anytime now, while nothing stands confirmed at present though leaks indicate that the device would be quite an upgrade in features to the current Nexus. Also it is the incessant stream of rumors that make us to believe the device to be named as Nexus 7.2 or even Nexus 7 HD. Meanwhile Asus is likely to continue as the manufacturing partner for the next Nexus 7 variant as well.
The device is expected to be of the same 7 inch size but the screen resolution would be 1080p. It would have a camera of 5 MP resolution along the rear. The core processor is expected to be a Snapdragon 600 quad core chip from Qualcomm. The device would support 4G LTE networks which mean carriers like AT&T, T-Mobile and even Verizon networks would be compatible.
Chances of the new Nexus coming at a different price range are slim as Google has always kept its devices unlocked and are made available at affordable rates.
That the retailers like Office Depot and staples have slashed their price for the Nexus 7, is not a guarantee of the new Nexus coming up in July. But the fact the new Android 4.3 is expected to be launched in July, there is a slim chance of the new device from Google also being launched at the same time.