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Google’s new Nexus 7 set to beat the iPad mini 2 to sale

A new seven-inch Android tablet from Google is set to steal some thunder from Apple if it launches at Google I/O next week, says KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo

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A new Nexus 7 tablet is set to launch at Google I/O next week, beating Apple with its second-generation iPad mini to the punch.

The report, from KGI Securities Ming-Chi Kuo, suggests the new Nexus tablet will feature upgraded specs (including a higher resolution screen, a rear-facing camera and wireless charging) but will still retail at $199.

If Kuo’s predictions turn out to be true (and he’s had a good record with predicting future Apple products in the past), then it’s more than likely that we’ll see the new Nexus 7 on sale before Apple’s iPad mini 2 which is rumoured to be delayed because of manufacturing issues.

Kuo notes that the new Nexus 7 will see a switch to Qualcomm’s Snapdragon S4 Pro processor as well as a seven-inch, 1,980 x 1,200 display. It’s also expected to feature a five-megapixel rear-facing camera and wireless charging courtesy of Texas Instruments’ Qi hardware.