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.