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LeakedTT: OfficeMax documents suggest next week's Google event will see a new Nexus 7 launch

Leaked documents allude to a next-gen Nexus 7 launch next week

Charles Gantt | Jul 17, 2013 at 05:01 pm CDT (0 mins, 57 secs reading time)

Earlier today, I reported about a press event being held by Google next week. Early on, the speculation seemed to center around Android 4.3 being released and while that still may be possible, recently obtained documents by Engadget suggest that the next-generation Nexus 7 will be unveiled at the event. Engadget says they have obtained official documents from OfficeMax that include a new item number.

LeakedTT: OfficeMax documents suggest next week's Google event will see a new Nexus 7 launch |

The documents state that the refreshed Nexus 7 could arrive in stores as early as June 20 but with the Google event happening on the 24, we highly doubt that. It appears that the 16GB Nexus 7 will not be retired as OfficeMax plans to sell the devices side-by-side. Android Central has published what it claims to be pricing for both devices. The 16GB model will sell for $229 while the 32GB model will retail for $269.

This puts the next-generation Nexus 7 series at a higher price point than the original model that still retails for $199 in the Google Play store. With so many sub-$200 7-inch Android tablets being released, it leaves us to wonder if the next-generation Nexus 7 can remain the powerhouse it has been for the last two years.

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A web developer by day, Charles comes to TweakTown after a short break from the Tech Journalism world. Formerly the Editor in Chief at TheBestCaseScenario, he now writes Maker and DIY content. Charles is a self proclaimed Maker of Things and is a major supporter of the Maker movement. In his free time, Charles likes to build just about anything, with past projects ranging from custom PC cooling control systems to 3D printers. Other expensive addictions include Photography, Astronomy and Home Automation.

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