Google I/O Conference is this week and we’ll be there covering it live. There’s a few major expectations from the event, namely the official unveiling of Android OS 4.1 Jelly Bean and Google’s Nexus 7 tablet. Both have been subject to several rumours. Today, special thanks to Gizmodo Australia, some additional information on Google’s upcoming tablet have leaked online, including a pic and potential pricing.
Apparently a training document reveals almost all the rumoured specs and pricing, noting that we can expect the tablet to be made by ASUS and called the Nexus 7. This will in fact come with a 7-inch display with a resolution of 1280×800 and have a “178-degree viewing angle.” In addition, this will be the first device to run Android OS 4.1 Jelly Bean, have a 1.3GHz quad-core Tegra 3 processor, 1.2MP front-facing camera, nVidia GeForce 12-core GPU, 1GB of RAM, have 9-hours battery life, Wi-Fi-only and come in either a 8GB version or a 16GB. As for the pricing, the 8GB will be $199 (USD) and the 16GB will be priced at $249 (USD). Some other notable specs have it coming with NFC and Android Beam, plus it’ll come with Google Wallet – but that’s probably for the United States.
There’s no word on how thin the Nexus 7 is, but the associated pic gives an indication of what it looks like. Check out the massive “nexus” branding on the back. The launch is also rumoured to be available by the end of July.