Support for External Displays and Miracast
On a related note, I wish the Nexus 7 could connect into a television or external monitor. That way, you could play games on the big screen or watch videos without needing another set-top box. Although the Nexus 7 has a microUSB port, it doesn’t support MHL which means you can’t connect a USB-to-HDMI adapter. And while Android now supports wireless screen mirroring to other Miracast-supported devices, Miracast isn’t supported on the existing Nexus 7. Whether wired or wireless, some way to connect to larger screens would be helpful.
Google’s Nexus 7 seems on track for its first annual refresh, with Reuters reporting that a new version of the 7-inch tablet will launch in July.
Citing two unnamed sources, Reuters says the new Android tablet will have a Qualcomm processor, a higher-resolution display (1920-by-1200 would be my guess) and a thinner bezel design. Once again Asus will be the manufacturer, and Google hopes to ship 8 million of the tablets in the second half of 2013, Reuters claims.
I use a Nexus 7 regularly, having bought the 16 GB version soon after it launched last summer. And while I have no regrets, there are certainly a handful of things that could use improvement. Here’s what I’d like to see in Google’s next Nexus 7 tablet:
More Storage Options
Although the first Nexus 7 managed to hit a $200 price point by offering just 8 GB of storage, Google quickly…
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