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Next-Gen 7 Inch Google Android Tablet – Predicted Specs


Google I/O 2013 is in just 2 weeks from now, and we’re most likely going to see the next-gen 7 inch Google Android tablet, the success of the Google Nexus 7 tablet. But what can we expect from it? Let’s try to predict some of its specs here.

Current Google Nexus 7 Specs


The Google Nexus 7 came with a quad core 1.2 Ghz Nvidia Tegra 3 processor, 1 GB of RAM, 8/16 GB of storage (later turned into 16/32 GB), a 1280×800 resolution IPS display, video recording at 720p, and Android 4.1 (later upgraded to Android 4.2).

The Nexus 7 tablet was a pretty big success for Google, selling about a million units per month, soon after it was launched. It was also the majority of Nvidia Tegra 3’s sales. But rumors say the next generation 7 inch Google Android tablet will not be using an Nvidia chip anymore, which will probably hurt Nvidia’s sales quite a bit this year.

Next-Gen Google Nexus 7 Specs


For starters, the next Nexus 7 tablet is rumored to have a quad core 1.7 Ghz Qualcomm Snapdragon S600 processor, which should be significantly faster than the Nvidia Tegra 3 chip, in both CPU and GPU performance. On the GPU side, it should also gain access to OpenGL ES 3.0 API’s and support for OpenCL (GPU computation), which could help in certain apps (photography) and games. Considering this is the same chip we’re seeing in the HTC One and the Samsung Galaxy S4 flagships, it’s going to be a very good chip for a $200 device.

I also expect to see a 1920×1200 resolution in the next 7″ Google Android tablet, along with a higher quality IPS panel. The first Nexus 7 display was okay, but not great, both in terms of resolution and quality. I predict this one will look much better, and be almost the same quality as the display in the Google Nexus 10 tablet. At that resolution, this 7″ Google Android tablet should have 323 PPI (pixels per inch), which should make text very crisp on it.

Others specs we’re going to see for the $200 version are the same 16 GB of storage, 2 GB of RAM (I doubt Google will leave it with 1 GB of RAM, unless the screen is too expensive), and it should, of course, arrive with Android 4.3. I don’t think we’ll see any other major surprises in terms of hardware specs.

The most exciting part besides the full HD screen for the next-gen 7 inch Google Android tablet, should be the software and new features in Android 4.3. I do expect the tablet to be tablet to look and feel a lot higher quality, and be much slimmer, though.

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