[Rumor] Next-Gen Nexus 7 Likely to Have Qualcomm Snapdragon Instead of Tegra

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  1. dgstorm

    dgstorm Editor in Chief Staff Member

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    New intel indicates the next-generation Nexus 7 to come from Google and Asus will actually feature a Qualcomm Snapdragon chip of some kind, instead of a NVIDIA Tegra chip. According to the report from "sources in the supply chain," the problem is because the new device is planned to feature LTE/Voice capabilities for all models, and NVIDIA wasn't able to offer their next-gen Tegra 4i with built-in LTE in time for the device's launch at Google I/O in May. Because of this situation, Google/Asus had to find an easy replacement and Qualcomm's chips play nice with LTE. Here's a quote with the details,

    That's got to sting for NVIDIA, but they were just a little late to the party. So far, no other specs for the newest Nexus 7 are known, but we will share details as soon as we see them.

    Source: DigiTimes
  2. MA83

    MA83 Member

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    Oh boy!!! This may be my next 7" tab, because I LOVE the idea of it having voice capabilities!!!

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