We know that Google and Asus will be pairing once again to release the next Nexus 7 tablet. It will use a full-HD 180p display and newer reports tell us that both companies will ditch the Nvidia Tegra SoC in favor of Qualcomm’s Snapdragon APQ8064 S4 Pro processor. Snapdragon processors are known for the great performance level and built-in support for 3G/4G technology.
The new Nexus may begin shipping in Q2 2013 and it will be unveiled in the Google I/O event. Nvidia has caught up in processor technology by introducing the new Tegra 4 “Wayne” SoC. Its built-in 72-core GeForce GPU delivers about 6 times the performance level of the Tegra 3.
Last month, reports said that the successor of Nexus 7 will have a slightly bigger 7.7” (1920 x 1200) display, 2GB of RAM and 8/16GB of onboard storage. We can safely assume that the tablet will have Key Lime Pie (Android 5.0) OS and it’s believed that the 8GB model will be available for $299.