Google will allegedly announce its second generation Nexus 7 tablet in May, and a recent report from DigiTimes also suggests that it has kept Asus on as the manufacturer of the tablet.
The timing seems right, especially because the company’s annual Google I/O developer conference kicks off during the middle of the month. We also think it’s a good choice to stick with Asus, since we really don’t have any complaints about the first generation Nexus 7. So what’s the new tablet going to offer that the current model doesn’t?
DigiTimes said the new tablet will offer a full HD display and “an industrial design with a thinner display” border. That means there should be less space between the edge of the display and the actual side bezel of the tablet itself. It will run Jelly Bean apparently, which comes as a bit of a surprise because we’re expecting Google to announce its new Key Lime Pie mobile operating system during the same event.
The price is set to stick between $199 and $149.