Google I/O 2013 Updates: Nexus 4 and Nexus 7 to Get Smart Upgrades

Google I/O 2013 Updates: Nexus 4 and Nexus 7 to Get Smart Upgrades

Google’s much-awaited annual developer conference Google I/O kicks off on Wednesday, 15th May, 2013. During the two-day event, Google is said to unravel a range of new technologies, products and upgrades. Even if Google’s Sundar Pichai has recently told media that nothing big would come out at the event, analysts think there would be something new for Google fans. Less chance is that Google will leave its Nexus hardware untouched. What possible new Nexus phone and tablet can we expect at the Google I/O 2013? Here goes our probe.

Google Nexus Phone

Regarding the next Nexus phone, there have been wild rumors for many months. Earlier, it was said that the next generation Nexus phone would come out from Motorola, Google’s hardware subsidiary. The Motorola X-Phone was shown up as the potential device that would be branded as the new Google Nexus phone. Later, in a turnaround, rumors focused on the argument that the phone would just be a mid-cycle upgrade to Nexus 4.

Taking this rumor as granted, it is hoped that the device would turn up with a 32GB internal memory upgrade as well as 4G LTE support. These two features were missing on the LG-made fourth generation Nexus phone, and most likely the new unit would probably be nothing other than an incremental upgrade to the gadget. With 4G LTE support, users can surf web, download apps and stream video faster on the device.

Google Nexus Tablet

Rumors are only talking about the 7-inch Google Nexus tablet. This successful midsize tablet is likely to float up with a second upgrade from Asus with some advanced features. The main areas where the Nexus 7 second edition would get upgrade include its processor, display as well as rear camera. As per KGI Securities analyst Mingchi Kuo, the new Nexus 7 tablet is expected to come up with a high-res 1920 x 1200 display among many other attractive improvements.

Meanwhile, replacing its Tegra 3 quad core processor, the new Nexus 7 tablet is to get power from a Qualcomm chipset with the same quad core CPU support. Better RAM, internal memory and advanced rear camera will add extra muscle to the device to make it a rekindled rival against the likes of Apple iPad Mini, Samsung Galaxy Note 8 and many others. The same low price factor will be the key selling point of the gadget even after many upgrades to its specs and features.

Above all, both the new Nexus devices would get a new software update, possibly Android 4.3 Jelly Bean. Many leaks and server log details have made it clear that the next potential Android update would be Android 4.3. The question remains on whether it would be codenamed Jelly Bean or Key Lime Pie. There are severer log evidences for both the claims, so it is not the time to say what it would be named. Anyway, we are almost sure that Google would unleash its new operating system version also at its developer conference. If so, it would be the attraction piece of I/O.

Abdul Vahid V

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