Android enthusiasts were quite disappointed when Google didn’t introduce the second-generation Nexus 7 tablet alongside other rumored smartphones at the I/O conference last week; however, this hasn’t stopped rumors from popping out regarding the upcoming tablet as a new report from a supplier of tablet components adds further credibility to rumors about a new Nexus 7 coming this summer.
The source of today’s report is DigiTimes, which cites to its sources located in Elan Microelectronics, a Taiwanese supplier of integrated circuitry for touchscreen devices. According to the Taiwanese supplier, shipments for touchscreen controllers for the next generation of the Nexus 7 have already begun and is said to experience increased revenues in May and June due to these orders of new controllers for Nexus 7.
Even though reports emerging from DigiTimes are notoriously known for hit-and-miss outcomes, today’s report suggests that the device itself will be manufactured in June and it lines up quite nicely with previous rumors which indicates a July release for the next-gen Nexus 7.
Among some prominent features, the second-gen Nexus 7 is rumored to feature a Full HD (1920 x 1200) display, Snapdragon 600 processor and will supposedly run the yet to be announced Android 4.3. And the best thing is that the price will remain the same as the first generation. If there’s anything you should keep in mind for now is that wait for the summer season if you plan on buying the Nexus tablet with modest price-range.