Hot on the heels of Google sending press invites for a July 24th event this morning, Engadget has obtained internal documents from OfficeMax showing that the retail giant is expecting to receive stock of the next generation Nexus 7 sometime next week. The documents indicate that the stores will receive units as early as July 20th, though we wouldn’t expect them to go up for sale until the 24th at the earliest.
It appears as if OfficeMax will continue to sell both the new Nexus 7 and the original, though it’s unclear how long that will last. Some retailers, such as Staples, are already heavily slashing the price of the original model, likely to clear shelf space for the new tablet.
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The Nexus 7 2 is expected to be much more powerful than the original model, according to several leaks. A report earlier this year claimed that the device will be much thinner and smaller, have a 1920 x 1200 display, 5MP camera, a Snapdragon 600 processor, and 2GB of RAM.
Earlier this morning, we saw a leaked inventory screen claiming that the Nexus 7 2 would cost $229 for 16GB and $269 for 32GB. At this point, it seems like a safe assumption to say that the Nexus 7 successor will be coming sometime this month, though nothing’s official until Google says so itself.