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The upcoming successor of Nexus 7, which is tipped to be launching on 24 July, is reportedly going to hit retail stores just a week later in the US.

Thanks to a tipster, technology website, Engadget has got hold of an alleged internal memo sent by Google to the US retailer, Staples which reveals that the Nexus 7-II units would be delivered to the retail store on 24 July, and search engine giant, Google has specifically mentioned the store authority to restrain from selling the device till 31 July. The reason behind the delay might suggest that the company would open pre-order booking on its official Google Play Online store before making it available at the brick-and-mortor shops. [To view the memo, Click Here]

The report came just a few days after Google sent out press invites for its official event scheduled for 24 July at San Francisco hosted by company's Android/Chrome division head, Sundar Pichai. Many global tech media have placed bets that the event is most likely to be the launch pad of Nexus 7-2 as well as the new Android v4.3 Jelly Bean operating system.

Rumours are rife that the Nexus 7-2 (codename: Asus K009) will sport a 7.0-inch full HD 1920x1080p resolution display and run on the Android OS v4.3 Jelly Bean powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 series quad-core processor with 1GB RAM and 32GB inbuilt memory.

The second generation Nexus tablet also reportedly houses dual cameras, one a 5.0-megapixel camera at the rear side and a 1.2-megapixel snapper on the front side, a notch up from the predecessor which has a single1.2-megapixel main camera on the front.

Rumoured specifications of Google Nexus 7-2:

Model Google Nexus 7-2 (Codename: Asus K009)
Display 7.0-inch Full HD display
OS Android v4.3 Jelly Bean OS(yet to be released)
Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 quad-core processor/ Snapdragon APQ8064 CPU
Storage capacity 32GB
Camera Main: 5.0-megapixel cameraFront: 1.2-megapixel camera
Battery 4,000 mAh
Add-ons Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, NFC and 4G-LTE connectivity, wireless charging