Google Inc (NASDAQ:GOOG) held its annual Google I/O conference in recent days, and there was much talk about the new services and software that was due to be coming out in the next few weeks. But it seemed by the news coverage we’ve watched and read, that the conference didn’t seem to have the spark or the flair that either some were expecting, or at the very least were wanting to hear about new devices that were due to come out. There seemed to be a lack of those kinds of news, with a lot of the focus more on service upgrades and other software news more than on hardware or devices.
Google Inc (NASDAQ:GOOG) did not seem to be very forthcoming about devices at the conference, what with news of a Samsung Galaxy S4 Google Edition smartphone being announced before the conference, and just today a report that the HTC One will also launch a pure Android version of its smartphone this summer. One of the other devices that was rumored for a while before the conference and was expected to be announced did not come to pass. So what about this new version of the Nexus 7 tablet? When might we might see these babies on store shelves?
While we may not know the answer for sure, we do have some new rumors and talk to share about the Google Inc (NASDAQ:GOOG) entry-level tablet computer. The latest information that is being gathered about this device is that production has reportedly started and the announcement is expected to come late in this quarter (mid- to late-June) with deliveries set for early in the third quarter (sometime in July).
The latest information we have on specs for the new Google Inc (NASDAQ:GOOG) device seem to indicate that the Nexus 7 will have its familiar 7-inch screen and will boast a robust 1900×1200 resolution screen with what is called a low-temperature poly-silicon panel. All indications are that this device will run on the Jelly Bean platform, Android version 4.3. No, we have not heard that the Nexus 7 would be a debut device for Android 5.0 Key Lime Pie. Sorry.
What are the production plans for this device, you may ask?