While some Taiwanese-based vendors say that as many as eight million units of the second-generation Nexus 7 could be sold, a new report by DigiTimes explains that that figure could be hard to reach due to rising competitors. Acer, HP and Lenovo are just some of the rival companies who have, or are planning to release tablets under $169. The first-generation Nexus 7 shipped six million units, in large part due to its low price that few competitors could match at the time.
The new Nexus 7, co-developed by Asustek Computers and Google, is scheduled to launch by the beginning of August, sources say. It’s supposed to have a 7-inch 1980 x 1200 display, Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 processor, 5-megapixel camera, 1.2-megapixel front-facing camera, and a price tag of around $199-$249, for the Wi-Fi only model.