On top of the “Nexus LG” that we recently reported on just a couple of days ago, rumors that we believe to be reliable has emerged stating that Google will be updating their entire lineup of Nexus tablets.
The Nexus 7 will reportedly be receiving only modest upgrades, with the primary focus being on pricing and storage. Google is said to be lowering the price of the base 8GB model Nexus 7 tablet to the all important sub-$100 price point of just $99, making it the first mainstream tablet competitor to offer a high-end tablet at such an inexpensive price. Google will also take this opportunity to introduce a new 32GB model, which will reportedly run for $249. The 16GB model will go down in price by $50 and will sit at $199.
Besides the new storage options and price points, Google will reportedly also be for the first time offering a HSPA+ (4G, but not of the substantially faster LTE variety) enabled Nexus 7 for use with AT&T/T-Mobile’s networks. This may come as surprising as the two current kings of the tablet market, the Apple iPad and the Amazon Kindle come with optional LTE connectivity, making the new Nexus 7 significantly slower with data than the competition.
Next, Google will also be offering for the first time their very own 10″ tablet to compete head to head with larger tablets such as the Apple iPad and Amazon Kindle HD 8.9″. Not much is known about the new tablet as of yet, besides the fact that it will be reportedly built by Samsung (a la the Nexus S and the Galaxy Nexus) and will come with the new Android 4.2 operating system, which is said to bring multiple user accounts, horizontal and vertical panoramic photo capture, and more.
All of this is set to be revealed at Google’s “The playground is open” Android event on October 29th. We’ll be sure to bring you the latest coverage of the event as it happens next week.