Google’s Nexus 7 is fast coming up on its one year birthday. As such, it’s practically ancient in the smartphone/tablet world, and there’s been a flurry of interest lately in talking about a possible sequel. Specifically, much of that has been looking to the ideas of upgrades in display resolution and to the tablet’s SoC. The latest rumors to arrive don’t touch on specs, but instead try to suss out just when the tablet might launch, and what we could hope to pay.
Digitimes is once again turning to its supply chain sources for today’s news, which paint the picture of a Google beginning to lose interest in bottom-basement Nexus pricing. Granted, not by much, mind you, but these sources suggest that in order to back off a little from the competition in the sub-$200 tablet market, Google could bump the new Nexus 7′s price up to $220 (for 16GB).
We know, twenty dollars is nothing in the grand scheme of things, but Google already re-jiggered the Nexus 7 lineup back in the fall and at the time seemed committed to ensuring the base Nexus 7 price remain at $200. Knowing that, we sure would have bet that any Nexus 7 sequel would try to match the same price point.
Supposedly, this new Nexus 7 would start selling sometime next month.