Nexus 7The second generation of Google’s flagship seven-inch tablet, the Nexus 7, was announced at last month’s I/O developer’s conference for a release of sometime this year. Then, there were rumors of the slate going for a sweet price of $150.

On Friday, a story from DigiTimes speculated that the Nexus 7 will see a proper release sometime in July, with two variants: an 8 GB and a 16 GB model, which may go for $199 and $229 respectively. This puts the cheaper priced new generation tablet rumor to bed, as the current generation Nexus 7 starts at $199 as well.

This summer, Google’s Nexus 7 tablet will be competing against a slew of other seven-inch Android tabs, such as the Asus MeMOPad, Amazon’s Kindle Fire, Samsung’s Galaxy Tab 3, and HP’s Slate 7. And that’s not to mention the fact that Apple’s iPad mini is expected to see a next generation emerge in the near future as well.

• This post originally appeared on GadgeTell.


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