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Google Nexus tablet details leaked, will be quad-core and may include Jelly Bean

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Google Nexus tablet details leaked, will be quad-core and may include Jelly Bean
A “trusted source” speaking to TechnoBuffalo has confirmed many of the details about the upcoming Nexus tablet…although whether or not Google’s 7” tablet is actually named “Nexus” is not one of those details. The source did confirm that it will be built by ASUS and will be one of the hardware giveaways for Google I/O on June 27th, something we’ve been expecting ahead of its July ship date.

One exciting tidbit is that they also were receiving “conflicting reports” on whether or not the tablet would come preinstalled with Jellybean, the next major version of Android. That would come as something of a pleasant surprise, since many analysts were not expecting the next major version of the little green robot operating system to appear until late fall or early winter.

Also of great interest is the source indicated that the tablet would indeed be rocking a quad-core Tegra3 device, not the dual-core solution that some had expected in light of Google’s attempts to price their tablet aggressively. Of course NVIDIA has said on more than one occasion that part of their project strategy is to help bring to market a sub-$200 Tegra3 tablet, so we may still get the low price point that many of you have been hoping for.

Who out there would be interesting in a $199 quad-core Nexus tablet running Jelly Bean this summer? We reckon quite a few people would be. Is it too good to be true? Most of the hardware and pricing rumors seem reasonable. We have no idea how close Jelly Bean is to fruition, although in the past Google has turned out major software updates in less than a year, so it’s not impossible, even if it’s far from certain. And in a way it’s just a matter of months either way – even if Jelly Bean doesn’t hit until this fall, we’re sure the vanilla Android tablet would be one of the first devices to get the update.

source: TechnoBuffalo via Droid-Life

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posted on 25 May 2012, 14:04 11

1. itiswhatitis (Posts: 423; Member since: 23 Jan 2012)


Eventhough I'd like to see JB,I wouldnt want them to released it until early winter cuz many android devices are still waiting for ICS

posted on 25 May 2012, 14:16 1

3. imkyle (Posts: 1076; Member since: 18 Nov 2010)


Agree 100%. The international phones have gotten ICS and what two HTC USA phones have gotten it and that's it... They need a Fall release for this update.

posted on 25 May 2012, 17:23

32. Berzerk000 (Posts: 4275; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)


Rezound, Amaze, Vivid, One S, and some other devices from other manufacturers have either released with, or updated to ICS.

posted on 25 May 2012, 18:44 1

41. gwuhua1984 (Posts: 1237; Member since: 06 Mar 2012)


One S was released with ICS. ICS update should be available for Amaze right now.

posted on 25 May 2012, 20:53

48. Berzerk000 (Posts: 4275; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)


Yes, I know it was released with ICS, I made that clear in my comment

posted on 26 May 2012, 01:52

56. dmckay12 (Posts: 243; Member since: 25 Feb 2012)


The Rezound has not been updated yet.

posted on 26 May 2012, 00:13

55. robocopvn (Posts: 436; Member since: 10 Mar 2010)


agree ! so when JB released, there will be another customer's upsets and waiting ... lolz

posted on 28 May 2012, 09:45

67. Moadino (Posts: 7; Member since: 19 Mar 2012)


and for those who are already using ICS they still didn't get to explore the entire features yet!

posted on 25 May 2012, 14:08 4

2. bubbadoes (Posts: 1156; Member since: 03 May 2012)


Its becoming a joke...manufacturers cant figure out how to update current models with Ics...5% of devices are running Ics and have been out long enough to be on more devices...2% of apps in market only support Ics...and now here comes talk of jellybean...what a freakin joke now across the platform....no wonder there are so many bugs

posted on 25 May 2012, 14:20 5

5. MorePhonesThanNeeded (Posts: 645; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)


Not quite in the know about Android are you? ICS is global, works on both tablets and smartphones, scaling resolution, so anything you write for ICS will be compatible with JB. This is why Google went through the trouble of mating both OS's into one OS that can run on either platform. I prefer it to launch with ICS then when JB is ready to go and is bringing increased performance and stability the likes we haven't seen on any android device then they can push it out. I'm all for a 7" Google tablet, WiFi only please as I can care less about data since I have hotspot anyway. Let's see how good this tablet really is.

posted on 25 May 2012, 14:23 5

8. remixfa (Posts: 14255; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


that number is about to skyrocket. the SGS2 with all its variants, the Note with all its variants, and the major HTC devices are all in the middle of updates or like a month away.

posted on 25 May 2012, 14:29 1

9. gallitoking (Posts: 4720; Member since: 17 May 2011)


as of May 25th is 5%... no other way around it..

posted on 25 May 2012, 14:31 5

10. remixfa (Posts: 14255; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


find me a report that has information from the 25th, not just regurgitating the reports from may1.

you know, if you just read the headlines on the PA articles here, you would see what I said is true. Im not even asking you to read an entire paragraph, just the headline. its not that hard. lol

posted on 25 May 2012, 16:03

21. gallitoking (Posts: 4720; Member since: 17 May 2011)


at least i am not projecting figures... and yes as of today less than 6 % device are running ICS...

posted on 25 May 2012, 16:19 1

24. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5711; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)


that doesn't say anything about how many actual models have ICS available to them. as soon as top selling devices like the Galaxy S II series, the top Droids and the few popular HTC devices that are left get it that percentage will skyrocket.

posted on 25 May 2012, 16:33

26. gallitoking (Posts: 4720; Member since: 17 May 2011)


by that time Jelly bean will ready

posted on 25 May 2012, 17:08

28. remixfa (Posts: 14255; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


jelly bean is going to be ready in like 30 days or less? wow!

posted on 25 May 2012, 17:22

31. gallitoking (Posts: 4720; Member since: 17 May 2011)


not if Verizon, ATT and have something to say about it

posted on 25 May 2012, 17:47 1

34. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5498; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)


Then it is providers fault but not Androids.

posted on 25 May 2012, 17:59 2

37. gallitoking (Posts: 4720; Member since: 17 May 2011)


true I hate when the carriers put their crap on the phones

posted on 25 May 2012, 18:23

40. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5498; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)


Agree, that's why I buy phones without any contracts or something similar.

+1 for you.

posted on 25 May 2012, 19:11 1

44. gallitoking (Posts: 4720; Member since: 17 May 2011)


we finally agree on something.. we have made progress

posted on 25 May 2012, 20:50

47. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5711; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)


you're not unreasonable Gallito. (:

posted on 26 May 2012, 04:21

57. remixfa (Posts: 14255; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


true. im going to try to go carrier free as soon as tmobile switches the 1900 mhz on in my area.

posted on 25 May 2012, 14:16 1

4. jy20051992 (Posts: 13; Member since: 09 Jan 2012)


i dont think it will be coming with jellybean as thier is no release date of jellybean in market

posted on 25 May 2012, 14:22 8

6. remixfa (Posts: 14255; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


Jellybean is just 4.1, not 5.0. Bet money on it. Dont get so worried about the update. It will probably be just a list of bug fixes, enhancements, and maybe a new feature or 2.

As far as the tablet? yea, color me interested. However, i dont want a 7 inch tablet. My 8.9 is perfect for reading and a 10 would be more fun for most everything else.

Full ICS, quad core, Nexus, and low entry point = google finally getting a serious contender in the ring.. one serious enough to put a permanent dent in the ipad.

posted on 25 May 2012, 16:04 1

22. gallitoking (Posts: 4720; Member since: 17 May 2011)


coming from someone that said that the new Exynos will be LTE compatible... on the bright side.. one day they will.. so you can say.. you told us so....

posted on 25 May 2012, 17:09

29. remixfa (Posts: 14255; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


the exynos IS LTE COMPATIBLE. Outside of America. Qualcom has a lock down on the LTE tech for America somehow and isnt playing nice.
Did i know it wouldnt be american compatible? no. Is it LTE compatible? Yes.

posted on 25 May 2012, 17:27 1

33. gallitoking (Posts: 4720; Member since: 17 May 2011)


chill remix just playing with you is Friday.... I Know I cant bebate over chips you are the man on the subject... unless there are new doritos tacos fro taco bell.. then the ball is on tacos court

posted on 25 May 2012, 17:53 1

35. jsjakesaid (Posts: 12; Member since: 04 Apr 2012)


all i can say is whenever remixfa posts something interesting, you are always there to troll and contradict him with stupid statements. Not only bothering him, but the whole phonearena community! Feel free to give me a dislike :) i dont really care!

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