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Alleged press image drafts for the Google Nexus tablet emerge, to sport Android 4.1

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Alleged press image drafts for the Google Nexus tablet emerge, to sport Android 4.1
We were just sent a couple of computer screen pictures claimed to show press image drafts for the upcoming Google Nexus tablet, made by Asus. As a reminder, Google is heavily rumored to unveil a 7" Tegra 3 slate with an updated version of Android, that it might sell directly in the sub-$250 range, expanding the Nexus concept to tablet devices.

If these pictures are credible, the Google Nexus slate (naming not final yet we are told) will look pretty decent with this white front and two-tone back, but the presence of an earpiece slit is a head-scratcher. It seems to have a full suite of sensors as well as a video chat cam on the front, plus a huge circle on the back, possibly indicating a rear shooter too.

Our tipster reiterates quad-core Tegra 3 as the CPU, and adds that the device is likely to sport 1GB of RAM, as far as specs are concerned. The Android version that will eventually be loaded on the device, however, is not going to be Android 5.0 Jelly Bean, which is still a rumor anyway, but rather Android 4.1, they note. 

This new version was hinted by our tipster to be an update to Android 4.0 like Éclair 2.1 was to Éclair 2.0, i.e. one that brings plenty of new features without being a complete visual overhaul. Let's not forget that Android 2.0 to 2.1 brought on Google Earth, and Google is said to introduce 3D Maps today and offline navigation at its I/O conference later this month, so that's what might be in store with the Nexus tablet and its eventual Android 4.1 update.

Thanks for the tip!

Alleged press image drafts for the Google Nexus tablet emerge, to sport Android 4.1
Alleged press image drafts for the Google Nexus tablet emerge, to sport Android 4.1

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posted on 06 Jun 2012, 05:54 6

1. aaronkatrini (Posts: 237; Member since: 06 Jun 2012)


On the front looks like a bigger version of SGS3.
I'm a bit dissapointed by the external look. I was looking forward on buying this tablet. Lets wait for the official launch and see how it acctually will look like. Even though a Tegra3 device sub $250 is quite good!

posted on 06 Jun 2012, 06:00 6

2. cGmC11 (Posts: 110; Member since: 02 Apr 2012)


The front it's like the Galaxy Note!... But very credible renders.

posted on 06 Jun 2012, 06:53 7

6. aaronkatrini (Posts: 237; Member since: 06 Jun 2012)


Yay, if it wasn't for the Asus logo on the back i would definiety say its another Samsung leaked upcoming device

posted on 06 Jun 2012, 08:08 2

13. dickwyn (Posts: 595; Member since: 07 May 2012)


7 Inch Galaxy Note? Anyone?

posted on 06 Jun 2012, 15:44

20. Dr.Phil (Posts: 915; Member since: 14 Feb 2011)


i agree, I first thought I was looking at a Galaxy Note render. I wonder if that headpiece is just a speaker or what.

posted on 06 Jun 2012, 06:10 4

3. adi4u4882 (Posts: 135; Member since: 10 Jan 2012)


If its less than 200 bucks iam gonna get one for sure.

posted on 06 Jun 2012, 06:12 6

4. 09wbd03516 (banned) (Posts: 140; Member since: 30 May 2012)


galaxy note 2? lol

posted on 06 Jun 2012, 06:14 3

5. bobfreking55 (Posts: 866; Member since: 15 Jul 2011)


The bezel... for landscape. Too thin bezel for a tablet? Looks note-ish... anyway for that price I'm always in --- throw in GSM bands.

posted on 06 Jun 2012, 07:20

9. remixfa (Posts: 13930; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


bob, is this one of your renders? is this a silly joke?

lol

thats just an SGS2/SGS3 pic widened out. Looks like an older HTC on the back.

Show me the 9/10 inch version for 300 and we can start talking.

posted on 06 Jun 2012, 07:27

10. bobfreking55 (Posts: 866; Member since: 15 Jul 2011)


i would not make a big sgs3. if I did, it would be this:

http://bfconcepts.tumblr.com/post/24329377001/if-the-samsung-galaxy-s-iii-was-a-tablet

posted on 06 Jun 2012, 07:32 2

11. bobfreking55 (Posts: 866; Member since: 15 Jul 2011)


and how dare you say I widen stuff. lol. I start from scratch. I never widen any old devices. haha. and I just entered college so, busy busy busy.

posted on 06 Jun 2012, 08:00 1

12. remixfa (Posts: 13930; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


ive been living in college. tell me about it. i cant wait for december graduation.

posted on 06 Jun 2012, 09:23

14. bobfreking55 (Posts: 866; Member since: 15 Jul 2011)


just entered first year. very very tiring, still adjusting.

weird thing, but tech actually relaxes me. gives me sweet sweet energy.

posted on 06 Jun 2012, 09:27

15. remixfa (Posts: 13930; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


ha, why do u think im on this site between rounds of cramming? :) Medicine is fun in practice but boring as hell to learn. Ya cant do it all in one shot. ya got to take a mental break every so often or u forget it all.

posted on 06 Jun 2012, 07:08

7. dcgore (Posts: 206; Member since: 24 Feb 2012)


oh oh...it's the GS3. Boy, is Samsung going to be pissed?!? Apple saying: "Karma is a bitch."

posted on 06 Jun 2012, 07:15 1

8. bobfreking55 (Posts: 866; Member since: 15 Jul 2011)


the last lawsuit I would want to see is one between Android OEMs. please no...

posted on 06 Jun 2012, 10:15 1

16. Captain_Doug (Posts: 758; Member since: 10 Feb 2012)


I'm so glad about the rumors that jelly bean will just be a 4.1. I love android 4.0. It looks and performs great. All it needs is minor updates. A big update would be too quick. Have there been any rumors as to what updates/features 4.1 will include?

posted on 06 Jun 2012, 11:31

17. pkiran1996 (Posts: 165; Member since: 22 Oct 2011)


Tablets generally have a same-sized bezel all the way round. Phones always have a thicker bezel on the top and bottom for the mic and home button/capacitive keys. Look at the Galaxy Tab for example and compare it to the Galaxy Note. The Note is clearly a phone because of the thicker top and bottom bezel, unlike the Tab which is the same thickness all way round.

posted on 06 Jun 2012, 12:37

18. eman99 (Posts: 233; Member since: 03 Aug 2010)


yummy

posted on 06 Jun 2012, 14:10

19. jamrockjones (Posts: 345; Member since: 26 Oct 2011)


I hope that it has 4.1 instead of 5.0.

posted on 07 Jun 2012, 02:44

21. Raymond_htc (Posts: 430; Member since: 06 Apr 2012)


Front view of Nexus tab is fake! The front is obviously a Galaxy note, just photoshopped to make the phone look wider and bigger, remove the buttons and the samsung logo.

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