For months now, the rumor mill has been predicting the arrival of a 7-inch tablet from Google—an affordable device to rival the Kindle Fire, only with vanilla Android instead of Amazon's heavily customized Gingerbread variant. Well, we still don't have an official announcement from Google, but the guys at Gizmodo Australia seem to have hit the jackpot. They've posted pictures and detailed specs that leave very little to the imagination.
According to them, the device will be dubbed the Nexus 7. It will have a 7" 1280x800 IPS panel (a step up from the Kindle Fire's 1024x600 display), a 1.3GHz Nvidia Tegra 3 quad-core processor, a full gig of RAM, a nine-hour battery, a 1.2-megapixel front camera, and either 8GB or 16GB of storage capacity, depending on whether folks grab the base $199 model or spring for the $249 version.
Word is that the device will run not Ice Cream Sandwich, the current flavor of Android, but Jelly Bean, the upcoming one. Business Insider reported last week that Jelly Bean will be known as Android 4.1. Since Google will offer the Nexus tablet directly, users will presumably be entitled to Android updates as they become available, as well—a rare treat in the Android world.
Gizmodo Australia thinks the Nexus 7 will debut in that country next month. It also expects more details to come to light at the Google I/O developer conference, which will kick off on June 27 in San Francisco. The device will probably launch at the event, as other reports have suggested.
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