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Google Nexus 7 tablet leaks out: internal training document confirms all your hopes

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Google Nexus 7 tablet leaks out: internal training document confirms all your hopes
Ladies and gents, the Google Nexus 7 is just days away from its launch, it will be made by Asus and it will look just as you see on the picture below. At least according to a training document Gizmodo Australia obtained days before the 7-inch quad-core tablet’s launch. And that document - even though the picture from it looks real - could turn out to be a fake one, so keep that healthy shade of doubt until the official announcement.

If true, though, the Nexus 7, as it’s referred to in the training document, will get a release date in July, and will pack a powerful quad-core Tegra 3 chip. Also, it will run on Android Jelly Bean, the next big redefinition of Android that could bump up the version number to Android 4.1 or Android 5.

First, let’s look at the technical details, as they appear in that precious leaked document:
  • 7-inch 1280×800 IPS display with 178-degree viewing angle
  • Android 4.1 Jelly Bean
  • 1.3GHz quad-core Tegra 3 chip
  • nVidia GeForce 12-core GPU
  • 1GB of RAM
  • 8GB or 16GB of internal storage
  • 1.2MP front-facing camera, no rear camera
  • 9-hour battery life
  • Wi-Fi a/b/g/n 
  • NFC with Google Wallet
The best thing about the Nexus 7 tablet? Its price will be a kicker - the 8 gig version will set you back $199, while the 16 gig model will cost $249.

The second best thing? Google is allegedly taking over the software updates on this, so you should expect getting the next version of Android with little or no delay.

The official unveiling should happen in just two days at the 2012 Google I/O kicking off June 27th in San Francisco, so stay tuned - after Apple played its WWDC card and Microsoft went all Windows Phone at its dev summit, you don’t want to miss Google’s response now, do you?


Google Nexus 7 tablet leaks out: internal training document confirms all your hopes

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posted on 25 Jun 2012, 02:36 7

1. rahulcena5565 (Posts: 57; Member since: 01 Nov 2010)


Only if it had an HD Display and Back Camera!

posted on 25 Jun 2012, 03:06 10

12. andro. (Posts: 1999; Member since: 16 Sep 2011)


Well 1200 x 800 screens would be generally considered 720p hd especially on screens as small as 7 inch.

posted on 25 Jun 2012, 03:06 12

13. ilia1986 (unregistered)


It HAS an HD display. 1280x800 is great for a 7".

posted on 25 Jun 2012, 05:33 2

31. neutralguy (Posts: 1152; Member since: 30 Apr 2012)


oh yeah and put it up in the air and capture photos. A rear camera? Really? really? This tablet is a killer. Cheap + awesome specs, what could you ask for more?

posted on 25 Jun 2012, 11:03 1

49. _PHug_ (Posts: 444; Member since: 11 Oct 2011)


I can ask more.
Does it have expandable storage?

posted on 25 Jun 2012, 02:37 7

2. DWillyEfect (Posts: 52; Member since: 15 Feb 2012)


Been holding off of a Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 for this. Can't wait!

posted on 25 Jun 2012, 02:39 2

5. Aaron_R96 (Posts: 198; Member since: 22 Jan 2012)


Eww galaxy tab 2, yes good choice!

posted on 25 Jun 2012, 05:57

32. RedFox (Posts: 18; Member since: 25 Jun 2012)


me too , the one reason that may make me go for samasung , if nexus turned out to be just only 8 or 16 GB without SD or microSD card slot .

posted on 25 Jun 2012, 08:33

41. deadma44 (Posts: 18; Member since: 07 Dec 2011)


I've struggled with this dilemma myself. I purchased a Tab 2 a couple weeks ago with the mindset that I could exchange it for the Asus/Google tablet when it was released if I wasn't satisfied with the Tab 2. In the meantime, I fell in love with (and can't live without) the IR sensor and Samsung's Peel Smart Remote app. As much as I love the idea of Asus' quad core tablets and Google devices, in general, they really are just no-frills app development hardware. Besides, Intel says "Android doesn't take advantage of multiple core processors yet" anyway.

posted on 25 Jun 2012, 02:38 1

3. CX3NT3_713 (Posts: 2283; Member since: 18 Apr 2011)


Looks like a beast!!! I think I'll hold off, on buying another Android tablet..... w8 pro for me :)

posted on 25 Jun 2012, 02:38 2

4. matrix_neo (Posts: 334; Member since: 03 Nov 2011)


Nice spec but why no rear camera?

posted on 25 Jun 2012, 02:42 15

6. Jimstar (Posts: 259; Member since: 24 Oct 2011)


to keep the cost down and because cameras on tablets are stupid maybe?

posted on 25 Jun 2012, 02:44 2

7. eDiesel (Posts: 142; Member since: 17 Mar 2012)


To shave off cost.... I guess.

posted on 25 Jun 2012, 03:09 5

14. andro. (Posts: 1999; Member since: 16 Sep 2011)


Generally nobody goes around carrying a tablet and using it as a camera so the lack of a rear camera is a very small detail. The only thing that is a disadvantage of not having it is maybe for the use of ar games but are rare enough

posted on 25 Jun 2012, 03:12 6

17. AndroidShiz (Posts: 154; Member since: 08 Nov 2011)


Because the next time I see some dumb ass taking photos at my local theme park, middle outside aisle at a wedding, or an in progress bank robbery with their pad, I'm going to karate chop it in half and set it ablaze with lighter fluid and a flint rock.

posted on 25 Jun 2012, 02:44 3

8. ahomad (Posts: 175; Member since: 15 May 2012)


thats the perfect tab for me, I don't need rear camera, my xperis s camera is more than enough, this will be just for web browsing, playing games and watching movies with its HD screen

posted on 25 Jun 2012, 02:47 1

9. pokharkarsaga (Posts: 385; Member since: 23 Feb 2012)


value for money.

posted on 25 Jun 2012, 02:54 3

10. Sniggly (Posts: 7305; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)


This sounds great, especially the price. I may have to save up money and check it out. Or keep an eye out for a training that'll score me a free one. ;)

posted on 25 Jun 2012, 03:02 1

11. Icestalker (Posts: 8; Member since: 19 Jun 2012)


I get that having no camera is good for cutting costs but when the iPad came put there was no end to the people complaining about its lack of camera.

Just saying it how it is.

posted on 25 Jun 2012, 03:09 2

15. CellieCell (Posts: 125; Member since: 14 Apr 2010)


i don't know why there are so many people complaining about not have a rear camera. i bet everyone that has an account on this site either has a digital camera or an slr! now if this tablet did not have a front camera, that would be more disappointing.

posted on 25 Jun 2012, 03:11

16. andro. (Posts: 1999; Member since: 16 Sep 2011)


Get ready for android tablets to take the lions share of the market

posted on 25 Jun 2012, 04:55

28. Eraser112 (Posts: 10; Member since: 29 May 2012)


While the price is really a killer, i still think that the Nexus 7 won´t be a game changer for Android-Tablets, because most people will think that it is just a cheap "iPad-Clone" and will stick with an iPad. Apple says the same on all the Tablets that came out recently, i still remember the iPad 2 Keynote where Steve wondered if "2011 would be the year of the Copycats". Many people think that these Android-Tabs are just copied. I would say that the only Tablet, that could change that iPad-Domination-Situation, will be the Microsoft Surface - especially because it runs the full PC-Experience (at least the Pro One), so offices will probably fill up with some Surfaces. Or Maybe i´m wrong and the Nexus 7 will be the king of the tablet-world this year, we´ll see...

posted on 25 Jun 2012, 13:08

52. CellieCell (Posts: 125; Member since: 14 Apr 2010)


i believe it will be a game changer, i didn't get a tablet until the nook color tablet came out. i felt that everything else out there was still a little too expensive. and for a $200 dual core with a gig of ram and micro sd no camera, now rooted tablet was better than spending $400-$500 on something that does the same. and i particularly like the 7" tablets.

cutting to the chase when the kindle fire came out many many people purchased it because of it's affordable price for what people needs it for. i feel if Google can market this right not only to techies but to the average consumers they would out sell the the kindle fire or nook color tablet.

posted on 25 Jun 2012, 03:15

18. thunderising (Posts: 232; Member since: 25 Nov 2011)


Wow, great tablet. At least looks like till now.

Pity I already bought one. Thank god I didn't spend $300 or something.

posted on 25 Jun 2012, 03:16

19. AndroidShiz (Posts: 154; Member since: 08 Nov 2011)


HNIC. Head Nexus In Charge.

posted on 25 Jun 2012, 03:19 2

20. RORYREVOLUTION (Posts: 3109; Member since: 12 Jan 2010)


Google needs to take over updates on all Nexus devices. There should have been no reason for the Verizon GN to have such a delayed update to 4.0.4

posted on 25 Jun 2012, 04:39

23. Mxyzptlk (Posts: 14309; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)


And you actually believe that nonsense?

ROFL. Seems like they're getting as bad as Motorola now when it comes to updates. I'd take this with a grain of salt.

posted on 25 Jun 2012, 04:44

26. RORYREVOLUTION (Posts: 3109; Member since: 12 Jan 2010)


It's more wishful hoping than actually believing.

posted on 25 Jun 2012, 06:45 3

36. Non_Sequitur (Posts: 1111; Member since: 16 Mar 2012)


It's the carrier's fault, you tool. Not the fault of Google or Samsung. All slow updates are the faults of carriers. Why do you think the T-mo GSII got the ICS update 2 weeks ago, AT&T got theirs last night, and Sprint is still working? It's the fault of the carriers, dumbass.

posted on 25 Jun 2012, 03:35 1

21. wendygarett (unregistered)


No back camera???
Oh well iPad FTW

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