Jun, 25 2012

Google IO doesn’t officially begin until Wednesday, but the onslaught of speculation is well underway. We’ve heard a healthy number of rumors regarding the Nexus 7 – the suspected ASUS-made 7-inch Android tablet – and the latest leak supports previous claims. Gizmodo Australia has uncovered what they claim is a training document for the Nexus 7 and it contains a load of details about the device’s specs:

Here is what the training manual claims:

  • 7-inch tablet called the Nexus 7
  • Built by ASUS with both ASUS and Nexus branding on the back
  • Android 4.1 Jelly Bean
  • 1.3Ghz quad-core NVIDIA Tegra 3 processor
  • 1GB RAM
  • 8GB / 16GB onboard storage options
  • NFC with Google Wallet and Android Beam
  • IPS Display
  • 1280 by 800 pixel rsolution
  • 1.2 MP front facing camera
  • 9 hour battery life
  • $199/$249 for the 8GB/16GB versions respectively

If Google and ASUS are able to pull off such a powerful tablet at only $199, it’ll take a disaster to prevent the Nexus 7 from being a huge hit. That is… if there IS a Nexus 7. At this point it seems more than likely, but rumors are rumors are rumors. We won’t know the full truth until they’re spoken on stage at Google IO and we’ll be on-site reporting live, sharing the officially official announcements with you on Phandroid.

A quad-core Android Tablet with Android 4.1 Jelly Bean and IPS display priced at $199? Sounds deliciously delightful. Looks like the Kindle Fire could have some serious competition.

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