The Nexus 7 tablet is far over a year old, and I don’t think anyone could disagree that it’s time for a new one to be released. The Tegra 3 ages fast. However, we didn’t get any word of a Nexus 7 successor at this year’s Google I/O where the Nexus 7 was announced last year. Google has been tight lipped, and we’ve been left with small rumors here and there to drool over.
The newest info we received was a photo of an inventory screen showing off the name and pricing for the successor of the Nexus 7. They call it the Nexus 2 7″, and while none of the specs are listed here, it is said to be a quad core (which lines up with rumors of a Snapdragon 600 or Snapdragon S4 Pro).
The 16GB model, which will be the base model, will be priced at $229, which is $30 more expensive than the Nexus 7. The 32GB model will be $269, only a $40 price premium. While this is a little more expensive than the budget Nexus 7, it would be worth it if the rumors of a 1080p display are true.
However, we don’t know if this information is real. It is nothing but a photo of an inventory screen on a computer. There was no other information provided. If this is real, then the device must be shipping fairly soon to be put into inventory already. Whatever store this is has none on hand, but just its existence in the computer systems is a good sign. Are you excited for Google’s next 7-inch tablet?