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Nexus 7 2 to be Priced in Between $199 and $249

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By Vincent Funaro, Christian Post Reporter
June 13, 2013|8:55 am

The Nexus 7 2 will be priced in between $199 and $249.

The company will not join other tablet manufacturers that have been slashing prices on their lower end devices, according to a report from DigiTimes.

The publication claims to have received this information from an upstream supply chain. The 16GB version could cost around $229 and will be released sometime in July.

However, the successor to the Nexus 7 has not been made official yet, and DigiTimes is not always the most reliable of publications so this rumor should be taken with a grain of salt.

A possible Nexus 7 successor was recently spotted in a Bluetooth SIG filing running Android 4.3, JellyBean.

The filing was dated for May 27 and the documentation does not clarify if this is a Nexus 7 as it lists the device plainly as the 7-inch tablet. It has similar features in comparison to the original version and goes by the model number ME370T.

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This is actually the same model number of the first Nexus 7, which hints at a possible successor being in the works. The device in the filing is also running software version number JWR11, which appears to be an Android build. This is not a software version that is available on other Nexus devices. This same build has been in various server logs, according to Android Authority.

Android 4.3 was also seen running on a Nexus 4 at Thailand Mobile Expo. A user actually was able to film a video of the new camera interface. Parts for the device have already been rumored to have shipped.

A Taiwanese supplier of integrated circuitry for electronics known as Elan Microelectronics began shipping touchscreen controllers for the next generation Nexus 7 tab, according to an older report from DigiTimes.

Elan's revenues have increased in May and June thanks to these new Nexus 7 controllers. This information points to the device being manufactured in June in preparation for a July launch.

 

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