Nexus 7
Over a week ago, we told you about Google’s plans to to sell a revamped version of its popular Nexus 7 Android tablet in July. The newer version of the Nexus 7 will reportedly shun the NVIDIA Tegra 3 SoC in favor of Qualcomm’s Snapdragon processor, and at the same time also feature a slightly updated design with a better high-resolution screen. Now, new information coming from DigiTimes backs up that earlier report and also reaffirms Google’s intention of selling 8 million units throughout 2013.

Unnamed sources from the upstream supply chain in Taiwan are being cited in the new report, which says that up to 1 million units of the updated Nexus 7 from Google are expected to ship out in the month of May alone. And then within the year 2013, the Nexus 7 tablet’s shipments are expected to hit the 8 million mark, therefore boosting the chances of Asus shipping a total of 12 million tablets all throughout the year.

With Google’s I/O developer forum scheduled to happen next month in the US, the new Nexus 7 is expected to star in a public unveiling along with Google Glass. If Google does indeed end up selling the improved version of its best-selling 7-inch tablet for the same price as the current model, then it’s not so hard to believe that it will be a hit among many. It’s one of those cases where one could say that sales is a sure thing, and that it’s only a matter of time.

David Gonzales

David is a mobile computer geek who firmly believes that in order to stay healthy, one needs to eat daily doses of gadgets for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Join him as he indulges his passion for technology and fascination with all things Android.