Google rumoured to launch new Nexus 7 tablet

Google is thought to be preparing to release a new and improved model of its Nexus 7 tablet this summer.
According to sources reporting to Reuters, the next generation device will boast a higher-resolution display, thinner bezel and a Qualcomm processor to replace the existing version’s Nvidia Tegra 3.
As the current Nexus 7 comes with a seven-inch 800 by 1280 display, it is likely the next edition could arrive with a full high-definition screen.
Rumours have suggested the IT giant could begin selling the updated tablet at $150 (£99) instead of the $199 asked of the original, which is likely to go down well with consumers looking for quality on a shoestring.
This is likely to be because the lower end of the market has been expanded thanks to products like Amazon’s Kindle Fire HD, Apple’s iPad mini and Nook HD retailing at budget-friendly prices.
Enders Analysis mobile industry analyst Benedict Evans claimed Google is planning to ship six to eight million of the Nexus 7 tablets in the second half of this year, compared to the estimated 4.6 million units it sold in the same period last year.