Google Tablet Details Leaked: Nexus 7By: Chris Gabbard - June 26, 2012
Gizmodo Australia has uncovered a training document that details the exact specifications of the new Google Nexus 7 tablet, and how much it is going to cost. The news comes ahead of the I/O developers conference which starts tomorrow. Gizmodo made the discovery late yesterday, so a one or two day heads up is all you’re going to get on this leak, but its still good to stay ahead of the game.
The tablet will be called the Nexus 7 and will be built by Asus. It will include a 1.3Ghz quad-core Tegra 3 processor, a GeForce 12-core GPU and 1GB of RAM. You will have two different storage options with 8GB and 16 GB releases.
Nexus 7 will feature NFC and run Google Wallet (though probably not in the US, because we’re way behind on mobile payment technology) and Android Beam.
The screen is an IPS display with a 178-degree viewing angle and will have a resolution of 1280 by 800. It will include a 1.2-megapixel front-facing camera and a battery life of 9 hours of continuos usage.
The 8GB model will sell for $200 and the 16GB will cost $250.
It will be the first to run on Jelly Bean, the newest version of Android. Google will also handle all updates for the device, but it is unclear if that will apply to all Jelly Bean deices or just the Nexus 7. We will probably find that out tomorrow at I/O.
No release date was given on the document, but tech blogs are reporting that it wil likely be in July. Then again they might surprise us like Apple did at their conference, and have them ready to ship immediately after the announcement.