2nd Generation Nexus 7? (Yes, please)
Well, since it's a half a year until Google I/O 2013, and with all that's gone around at CES, what do you guys think about the 2nd Generation Nexus 7? Assuming, of course, that they keep that moniker and using the 1st, 2nd, 3rd - gen system, and switching manufacturers.
Here's what I think a good 2nd Gen Nexus 7 would look like -
Screen : 7-inch (duh) 1440x900 (16:10, like the N10) or 1600x900 (16:9) with PPIs of 243 and 262, respectively.
Processor : Tegra 4 or Snapdragon 800. Don't really care about this one, since Tegra 3 still runs Jelly Bean fairly well (emphasis on fairly).
RAM : 2GB. Only 1GB would seem a bit last gen, really, but I suppose it wouldn't matter much on a 7 inch tablet as opposed to a 10 inch. But only 1GB while the Nexus 4 has 2GB seems kinda silly.
Camera : 1.3MP+ on the front, 5MP on the back.
Connectivity : Bring MHL back! If not, please a Micro-HDMI since Miracast is still buggy. And just for the sake of it, Micro-SD slot, but I think we all know that'll never happen.
Cellular : Not really picky. I can always tether it to my Android smartphone.
OS : The Next Android!
Manufacturer : To be honest, I'm perfectly fine with ASUS doing it again. In my eyes, they have the most experience building Android tablets other than Samsung, with arguably better quality than the latter (The Nexus 10 is questionable xD). And no other manufacturers have been as "successful" as those two at Android tabs.
Design : A one akin to the current Nexus 7 is perfectly fine. Sure, it's not as thin as the iPad Mini, but it's also easier to grip and more comfortable to. And plus, on cold days, the iPad Mini is literally freezing to the touch. On a different note, if the materials were different, I would prefer something like the backing of the One X, or maybe the Transformer Infinity, plus a plastic housing for the comms modules and such, because we all know those WiFi problems the all-metal Transformer Prime had.
Pricing : Same, please! $200 - 16GB WiFi. $250 - 32 GB WiFi. $300 - 32GB LTE (Hopeful)
Wow. Alot of typing on a tinny tablet. (Yes, I used my Nexus 10 to do all of this. But gesture typing really did help ^^)
What do you guys think? What are your ideas for the spec for the successor of our beloved Nexus 7? I would love to hear your opinions and thoughts. Constructive criticism is also welcome xD.