Gizmodo AU claimed this morning to have reviewed a training document related to Google’s upcoming tablet that is set to be unveiled at Google I/O this month. While we have had several leaks in the months leading up to the event, today’s report —if legitimate—provides us with some exact specs for the Nexus-branded, Asus-built slate. According to Gizmodo, the tablet will hit at least Australia in July and be the first to run Jelly Bean with the following specs:
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As rumoured, Google’s going to announce a 7-inch, Nexus-branded tablet called the Nexus 7. According to the leak, it’s built by Asus, with a 1.3Ghz quad-core Tegra 3 processor, GeForce 12-core GPU and 1GB of RAM with two different storage variants: 8GB and 16GB.
The Nexus tablet will also feature NFC and run Google Wallet (probably only in the US) and Android Beam.
The screen is an IPS display with a 178-degree viewing angle, running a resolution of 1280 by 800. The device will also sport a 1.2 megapixel front-facing camera. The battery will also give you 9 hours worth of operation.
The report noted slides in the documents seemed to indicate Google will handle system updates for Jelly Bean, but it is unclear if that would be just for the Nexus tablet device. As for pricing, the report claimed an 8 GB model would land for $199 USD, while a 16GB model is listed for $249 USD.
You might have noticed the Hulu+ Android app was updated recently with “Improved support for 7” Tablets” and high resolution screens, which is of course convenient timing with the new 7-inch Google slate all but confirmed. We will keep you in the loop as Google I/O goes down later this month between June 27 and June 29.
- Asus representative confirms 7-inch Nexus tablet for the end of June (9to5google.com)