Google confirmed before its annual developer conference that no new hardware would be shown, but it was still disappointing to see the company not introduce the oft-rumored new Nexus 7. It's fine now, however, as the FCC has pretty much revealed the new tablet for us.
A new 7-inch tablet from Asus bearing the Nexus moniker has recently made its way through the FCC. The filing reveals pretty much everything about the new tablet and it's looking good so far.
The new Nexus 7, according to the FCC, has been outfitted with a Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro, rear camera, a 3,950mAh battery and LTE. The processor confirms previous rumors that Google and Asus have ditched Nvidia in favor of Qualcomm's Snapdragon series while the inclusion of LTE will undoubtedly elicit a few "About time" reactions from consumers.
Here's the full breakdown courtesy of the FCC:
The FCC is great at revealing the tech specs of new hardware, but it doesn't gives us a date or price. We might have an idea thanks to rumors and speculations though. Droid Life says that the Nexus 7 might launch on July 30. Knowing Google, the company will either announce the new Nexus 7 on that very same day, or only a few days prior.
As for the price, you can probably expect Google to stick close to the price of the current Nexus 7. The addition of LTE may jack up the price for some of the models, but I suspect Google will be releasing a Wi-Fi only model at the same $199 price that the 16GB Nexus 7 retails for now.