Google Nexus 7 Refurbished Model Now Available for $140

The Google Nexus 7 is now available for purchase for just $140.

The special deal is can be accessed at and the model being offered is refurbished. This version comes running Android 4.2, features 8GB storage, a 1.2GHz quad-core processor CPU, 9-hour battery and Bluetooth.

This is a great special as the tablet normally retails for $199.

The Google Nexus 7 2 is rumored to launch before the iPad Mini this year, according to analyst Paul Semenza.

Google will release the tablet earlier in an attempt to beat Apple to the market. The iPad Mini with Retina display is expected to be introduced in the third or fourth quarter of this year.

Apple's next-generation mini tab will have around the same resolution as the third- and fourth-generation iPad models. Semenza belives that Google will also equip the new Nexus 7 with a powerful display. It could end up being close to the level of the Samsung Nexus 10 if Google chooses to mimic Apple's strategy.

The Nexus 7 2 is also rumored to feature LTE connectivity.

Analyst and Pacific Crest partner Michael McConnell believes that Google will add LTE capabilities to the next generation model of the tablet.

Google is also planning to change the processor from Nvidia's Tegra 4 SoC to Qualcomm's Snapdragon S4 Pro. This will work better if the device ends up with LTE connectivity.

"We believe NVIDIA has lost the application processor socket to Qualcomm's Snapdragon APQ8064 chipset (S4 Pro) in the next-generation Google Nexus 7 tablet," wrote McConnell in a memo.

He claims to have received this information from supply chain sources and attributed the switch to competitive pricing and a "decision to single-source the application processor and 3G/4G modem to simplify logistics and create a fully pin-compatible platform interface."