The refreshed version of the Google Nexus 7 tablet seems to have made it to the FCC. There have been reports which say that a new 7-inch ASUS tablet was seen visiting the FCC (Federal Communications Commission). This tablet was a 7-inch tablet running on Android 4.3 Jelly Bean, and we have good reasons to believe that this could be the new Google Nexus 7 that we all have been waiting for.
We were expecting a lot of new devices to be unveiled at Google I/O this year including the Google Nexus 5 and the Google Nexus 7. However, none of these devices were actually announced or unveiled at the event, instead Google surprised us all by announcing a special version of the Samsung Galaxy S4 that runs on stock Android Jelly Bean operating system.
Now we have a new ray of hope once again. A new 7-inch tablet has been spotted during various certification processes,. This new tablet has been manufactured by Asustek and has been codenamed as ASUS K008/K009. This tablet was seen at the FCC, and has also been spotted at Bluetooth SIG where it was getting certified for Bluetooth 4.0.
There is a very strong possibility that the Asus K008/K009 could be the next Google Nexus 7. The hardware specifications of this tablet indicate that it will be a powerful and efficient device, hence a suitable option nominee for the Nexus 7. The tablet has a 7-inch full HD display with a 1080×1920 resolution. It will be powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro, Adreno 320 GPU and will have 2GB of RAM. The tablet will also have a 5MP primary camera and a front facing 1.3MP camera.
Other important features include 32GB of internal storage, ~4000 mAh battery, NFC and LTE.
Interestingly, this new Asus made tablet is being expected to be launched around the time when Android 4.3 Jelly Bean will be launched. So it will be interesting to find out whether this new tablet is really the new Nexus 7 or a high-end ASUS tablet instead.