Even though the Google I/O 2013 event didn’t bring us a new Android version and a new Nexus tablet, contrary to what the rumor mill was suggesting, the presentation videos of the new apps that were announced at the San Francisco-based conference hid a couple of surprises.
For example, Google launched a presentation video for the new Hangouts and at second 21 we get to see a very interesting terminal.
We are talking about a tablet that has a design that is similar to the one of the current Nexus 7, but which sports a notification LED in the bottom end. This is a trait common for the Nexus One, Galaxy Nexus and Nexus 4, but the first Nexus tablet didn’t came with a LED flash.
Soon after the guys at AusDroid.net have spotted the mysterious tablets, the rumor mill has started to speculate that it’s the next-gen Nexus tablet, unofficially dubbed Nexus 7 2. The terminal seems to be a bit thinner than the current generation, while featuring a metallic body.
Before the debut of the Google I/O event the analysts and the experts in the business said that we will see a new Nexus tablet during the show, but the speculates ended up as being false.
New reports are indicating the the next-gen Nexus 7 will be officially announced in July, and that, besides the thinner and metallic body, the Tegra 3 GPU will be replaced by a quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro chipset with four Krait cores clocked at 1.5 GHz. Rumor has it that it will also come with a 1920 x 1200 pixels display, 2 GB of RAM, and, probably, an improved front facing camera.
It was also reported that the new 7-inch tablet co-developed by Google and ASUS will be launched synchronized with Android 4.3 Jelly Bean, the new Android iteration that was absent from Google I/O.
Are the rumored specifications of the next-gen Nexus 7 good enough for your needs? Please let us know in the comments section below. In the meantime have fun watching the Google Hangouts presentation video and don’t forget to check the terminal that appears at 0:21. Do you believe it’s the new Nexus 7?