Google has already started working on the second generation affordable Nexus 7 tablet. After the success of the ASUS Google Nexus 7, both companies are working together to bring a better and affordable second generation tablet. DigiTimes reported that the second generation Nexus 7 tablet will feature Qualcomm Snapdragon family mobile processor.
ASUS and Google worked together on the Nexus 7 tablet that offers 720p HD ready display and a quad-core NVIDIA Tegra 3 mobile processor inside it. Now both companies have moved to Qualcomm for getting the Snapdragon Chips with integrated LTE modem support chip. The upstream based supply chain cited that NVIDIA could not catch up with the second generation Nexus 7 launch schedule.
Google-ASUS chose Qualcomm for the Snapdragon chips are as powerful and cost almost the same as the NVIDIA chips. The support for LTE modem is an add-on feature that ASUS would like to play around with. The second generation Nexus 7 tablet will be announced at the Google I/O Conference in mid-May this year.
It would be interesting to see if the second generation Nexus 7 will have better processor, higher resolution supporting display and hopefully a better camera at the back. The cost of the second generation Nexus 7 might be spiked if all the aforementioned features are included. The second generation Nexus 7 will come pre-loaded with the Android Key Lime Pie update.