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Google to launch Full HD second-generation Nexus 7 in May

Rumour has it that Google will build on the success of its Nexus 7 tablet this May by launching an improved second generation model, which is said to include a 7-inch Full HD display.

DigiTimes backs up a recent report that upgraded Nexus tablets would launch within the next few months, with its usual sources in the component supply chain spilling the beans.

“The combined shipments of the company’s first- and second-generation Nexus 7s are expected to reach 10 million units in 2013, according to sources from the upstream supply chain” says DigiTimes, which suggests that Google will be going big again with an affordable Android tablet.

According to their sources, DigiTimes says that the second generation Nexus 7 will continue to hit the ‘affordable’ price point, despite several components being upgraded. The key change will be the 7-inch display, which will jump from a 1280 x 800 HD display up to a sharp Full HD 1920 x 1080 screen.

That screen will reportedly be framed by a much thinner bezel, which will be very welcome – the bezel on the original Nexus 7 is quite thick, and so a thinner bezel would give the allure of a much more premium product.

Google I/O will take place between May 15th and 17th this year, with rumours pointing to Android 5.0 Key Lime Pie, a Nexus 5 phone, and upgraded Nexus 7 and 10 tablets all being revealed.

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