Sources claim that Google is set to a release a new edition of its Nexus 7 tablet this July. According to sources, The updated device will pack a Qualcomm chip, with talks ongoing about slashing the price of the already budget tablet.
In terms of specs, the new Nexus 7 will rock an improved screen and a thinner design. But it’s the decision of Google to drop NVIDIA’s well-regarded Tegra 3 processor that will really turn heads. Instead, it will use a Qualcomm Snapdragon processor. That represents a big coup for the chip maker but have a little impact on end consumers.
While the Nexus 7 costs £159 and $199 in the US, the sources say Google is discussing whether to cut the cost even further, to $149. That could potentially push the Nexus 7 under £100 in the UK. Google has so far refused to comment on the story. A July release would put it up against new Kindle Fire tablets and an updated iPad Mini, both of which are expected to land in the coming season.