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On The Verge: More Leaks Before Nexus 7 Tablet Release

Google is expected to unveil a new version of the highly-acclaimed Nexus 7 tablet at an event on July 24th. Only days before the release, there have been multiple leaks of the Google flagship device. According to

“freshly leaked press shots and a Best Buy ad reaffirm [the] existence [of the Nexus 7]. The @evleaks Twitter account has published a set of press images of the rumored new tablet. It shows a few subtle tweaks to the existing design: gone are the dimples in favor of a new horizontal Nexus branding. There’s also a new rear-facing camera, dual speakers and…a notification light.”

As noted, the specs on the Nexus 7 were already leaked online. As reported by

“As a quick refresher, in terms of specifications the new Nexus 7 is rumored to feature a quad-core Qualcomm processor, a 1920 x 1200 7-inch display, 2GB of RAM, a 5MP camera, and 16GB/32GB storage options. We think that the device will be announced on July 24, with availability set to follow just before the end of the month.”

Google announced the July 24th event last week, and is expected to unveil more than just the Nexus 7 tablet. According to

“[the] event [is] to be led by Android / Chrome OS chief Sundar Pichai. The company isn’t revealing what it plans to discuss next week, but one possibility is that we’ll finally learn more about the next release of Android — version 4.3. Little is known about Google’s upcoming Android revision, but we do expect it to include support for Bluetooth Smart (also known as Bluetooth low energy) devices. It also stands to reason that Google will bring the updated camera app first seen in the Google Play editions of HTC’s One and Samsung’s Galaxy S4 to the OS at large.

“Minor UI tweaks aside, it’s also been some time since we’ve heard substantial news on the Chrome OS front. Does Google have other surprises in store? We’ll be on hand live starting at 9AM PT (12PM EST) to bring you any announcements as they happen, and Google also plans to broadcast the event via YouTube.”

Well, we now know more about the event, especially on the hardware side, at least. The new Nexus 7 is expected to carry similar pricing as it did last year, with 16 and 32 GB versions going for $229 and $269, respectively. This price will, again, make it a compelling low-priced tablet in the market.

We’ll keep you updated with the news from Wednesday’s event.



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