Google Inc (NASDAQ:GOOG) knows that the summer is the time for blockbusters. Whether it is blockbuster movies, blockbuster concert tours or blockbuster tech gadgets, the time to get people’s attention and to buy is in the summer. Hey, if it helps us all get a little closer to having Christmas shopping done, then so be it. With an earlier story we reported that suggested that Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) would be releasing a new iPad Mini in August, apparently the rumor mill is now in overdrive about one of the competitors 0 and it came from a recent government red-tape filing, of all places.
According to information in a filing with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), Google Inc (NASDAQ:GOOG) is readying a Nexus 7.2 tablet through ASUS perhaps as early as July, with the device due to hit store shelves perhaps in August. This would basically be a year after the original Nexus 7, also produced by ASUS. Though the filing was with a U.S. government agency, it took an Italian website to notice it, and what was culled from the information were a few of the specifications for this new device.
Google Inc (NASDAQ:GOOG) reportedly is producing a Nexus 7.2 tablet that would run on a 4,000mAh battery, a 1.5GHz quad-core processor and a five megapixel rear-facing camera – which is something that the original Nexus did not have, possessing only a low-resolution video-chat camera in the front. While the resolution of the display was not mentioned in the filing, rumors have swirled that this tablet will go for the 1080p, full HD layout, and talk is the new device would retail for $229. There is also speculation that this device will sport the new Android 4.3 Jelly Bean operating system, which is due to roll out at about the same time as this device.
What do you think? Have you compared the Google Inc (NASDAQ:GOOG) Nexus 7 to the Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) iPad Mini? Are you, or might you be, in the market for a small tablet? Give us your thoughts about this segment of the mobile galaxy in the comments section below.