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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
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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21 Comments

aaronkatrini

Posts: 242; Member since: Jun 06, 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!

cGmC11

Posts: 152; Member since: Apr 02, 2012

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

aaronkatrini

Posts: 242; Member since: Jun 06, 2012

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

dickwyn

Posts: 621; Member since: May 07, 2012

7 Inch Galaxy Note? Anyone?

Dr.Phil

Posts: 2185; Member since: Feb 14, 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.

adi4u4882

Posts: 137; Member since: Jan 10, 2012

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

09wbd03516

Posts: 140; Member since: May 30, 2012

galaxy note 2? lol

bobfreking55

Posts: 866; Member since: Jul 15, 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.

remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 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.

bobfreking55

Posts: 866; Member since: Jul 15, 2011

bobfreking55

Posts: 866; Member since: Jul 15, 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.

remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

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

bobfreking55

Posts: 866; Member since: Jul 15, 2011

just entered first year. very very tiring, still adjusting. weird thing, but tech actually relaxes me. gives me sweet sweet energy.

remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 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.

dcgore

Posts: 234; Member since: Feb 24, 2012

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

bobfreking55

Posts: 866; Member since: Jul 15, 2011

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

Captain_Doug

Posts: 1037; Member since: Feb 10, 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?

pkiran1996

Posts: 166; Member since: Oct 22, 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.

eman99

Posts: 409; Member since: Aug 03, 2010

yummy

jamrockjones

Posts: 345; Member since: Oct 26, 2011

I hope that it has 4.1 instead of 5.0.

Raymond_htc

Posts: 430; Member since: Apr 06, 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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