Google branded, ASUS made, quad-core Tegra 3 for under $200, and you’re looking at it — supposedly. PhoneArena received what is reportedly our first look at what could launch as the Nexus 7 tablet. From the front the slate looks like a blown-up smartphone with a speaker located in a handset’s normal earpiece location (not a typical position for a tablet) and an array of sensors with front-facing camera. The reverse shows off the two-tone stylings we have grown accustomed to from previous ASUS releases.
Word from the insider leaking the images is that the tablet does indeed feature quad-core processing (this has been debated back and forth over the past few months) and is planned to launch with Android 4.1, which is believed to be the designation for the next iteration of the OS, Jelly Bean. We could be getting our first taste of both Jelly Bean and the Nexus 7 at Google I/O at the end of the month. Rumors still point to a summer release for the tablet.