There’s an old rule about gadgetry which states that no matter what you buy something new will come along in a few weeks which will be better, faster, and prettier. The Nexus 7.7 is going to make you feel that way about whatever Android tablet you just bought.
According to some recently leaked specs on a Korean website, Google’s next Android tablet is going to be the Nexus 7.7 and be built by LG.
This tablet is rumored to have the new Tegra 4 bajillion-core CPU with 2GB of RAM, a 7.7″ screen with a resolution of 1920×1200 (294ppi). The other rumored specs include front and rear cameras, with the front-facing camera being 5MP.
It’s supposed to ship with 8GB of Flash storage and retail for $299. There’s no word on what version of Android it will run nor when it will be released, but my guess is that Google will unveil it at Google I/O in May. It might run Android 5.0 Key Lime Pie (assuming it is done in time).
Okay, I can see the rumors about the screen size and the CPU being true but surely that detail about the storage is wrong. 8Gb is not nearly enough storage in this day and age. If Google actually announces it then they’ll be laughed off the stage.
Mike Cane thinks that the Nexus 7.7 will have a card slot, but I don’t. Google doesn’t like them (or at least someone does not). So I’m guessing this tablet will have a minimum of 16Gb of storage.
Assuming it exists at all. This could just be fiction.
But if it’s not fiction, would you buy this tablet?