The follow-up to Google's Nexus 7 small-sized tablet will launch this summer, probably in July, a report Wednesday said.
Google will once again team up with Asus to make the second-generation Nexus 7, according to Reuters. The two companies teamed up last year on the original Nexus 7, which launched in the summer and sparked a battle between Google, Apple and Amazon in the small-sized tablet market.
The next version of the Nexus 7 will reportedly feature a higher screen resolution and a thinner frame, and it will use Qualcomm's Snapdragon processor. The original Nexus 7 ran on Nvidia's Tegra 3, but according to two unnamed sources in the report, Google decided on Qualcomm's chip for power reasons.
It's not clear how much the next Google tablet will cost, but the report says that Google may price the new Nexus 7 at $200 and sell the first generation Nexus 7 at a discount. However, the price of the new Nexus 7 could go as low as $149 to undercut Apple's iPad Mini that starts at $329.