There are whispers in the wind that this year’s edition of Google I/O that is happening in May would deliver a refreshed version of the high resolution Nexus 7 tablet, where initial impressions of the next generation Nexus 7 would be a thinner bezel in addition to a Full HD 1080p display. Well, we have gotten whiff from an analyst who suggested that Google and Asus might actually decide to drop NVIDIA as the company of choice to supply the tablet’s chipset, and will be casting their eyes in the direction of Qualcomm for its component.

According to Pacific Crest’s Michael McConnell, this will most probably be the next move that Google and Asus will take, employing a Snapdragon S4 Pro chipset for the new Nexus 7. Sure, it will be unable to deliver similar performance levels as newer A15-based designs, but it should still be a noticeable jump compared to the Tegra 3 that sees action in the existing Nexus 7 tablet. What do you think of this rumor – does it have enough basis to stand on its own?

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