HP’s most affordable Android tablet could be getting an update soon. The HP 7 Plus is an entry-level tablet with pretty basic specs and a $100 price tag.
Now it looks like an updated model is on the way. An unannounced tablet called the HP 7 Plus G2 showed up at the FCC website this week.
There are few details in the FCC listing, but the tablet is said to feature 802.11b/g/n WiFi, Bluetooth, and mobile broadband with support for GPRS, EDGE, WCDMA, and HSPA networks.
The original HP 7 Plus features a 7 inch, 1024 x 600 pixel display, an Allwinner A31 ARM Cortex-A7 quad-core processor, 1GB of RAM, 8GB of storage, a microSD card reader, WiFi, and up to 5.5 hours of battery life.
It’s possible that the new HP 7 Plus G2 will have the same basic features plus the addition of Bluetooth and 3G capabilities. But it’d be nice to see HP’s next entry-level tablet add some more memory, storage, or screen resolution or gain a faster processor.
At the very least I would hope the new model will run a more recent build of Android: the original HP 7 Plus still ships with Android 4.2 Jelly Bean.