Google Nexus 7: The Google Inc (NASDAQ:GOOG) Nexus 7 may never be able to compete head to head with the Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) iPad. That being said, the search engine giant continues to forge ahead.
Reuters is reporting that Google Inc (NASDAQ:GOOG) is set to “launch a new version of its Nexus 7 tablet powered by Qualcomm Inc’s Snapdragon processor around July.”
This information was provided by two sources.
As we discussed earlier this week, Google is looking to build its base of Nexus 7 users. For example, the tablet is set to go on sale in India on April 5. This is a big boost for the company, as it means it has the opportunity to increase sales in markets outside of the traditional powers.
Google is hoping to become more competitive in the low-end tablet market by shipping roughly eight million devices in the second half of 2013.
In addition to increased availability, many believe that the next generation Nexus 7 is going to be priced more aggressively.
The article added the following:
“Google, which gets almost all of its revenue from online advertising, wants the aggressively priced Nexus tablets to be a hit as more Nexus users would mean more exposure for Google’s ads.”
“Google may choose to sell the new gadget for $199, the same as the first generation rolled out last June, while the old model may be discounted, one of the sources said.”
With all this in mind, you may be wondering what the new Google Inc (NASDAQ:GOOG) will bring to the party. In addition to a thinner design, consumers can expect a higher resolution screen along with the use of Qualcomm’s chip.
There is no denying that the Nexus 7 is faced with a lot of competition, including the iPad mini as well as devices by both Amazon and Samsung. But this hasn’t slowed the company down.
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