Are these the first images of the Nexus Tablet?

Are these the first images of the Nexus Tablet?
UPDATE: It's most likely a production version of the Toshiba AT270 7-incher, so the_s2 earns reward points for being observant.

So a new render has leaked out for some sort of Android tablet, but no one is quite sure what device this could be. However, there are a couple of key clues that point to the idea that it may be the upcoming Nexus tablet. Of course, in general it doesn't seem very likely that this is the Nexus tablet. 

Are these the first images of the Nexus Tablet?
The idea at first glance is that the renders show nothing manufacturer specific: the apps on the home screen are all Google (although the screen shows the Android Market rather than the Google Play Store, which is suspicious), and there is no manufacturer branding on the device. The device could be around the 7" mark that is rumored for the Nexus tablet, but the problem is that the design doesn't look quite right if we're to believe that Google has commissioned Asus to adapt the MeMO 370T into a Nexus device. The MeMO had tapered edges and was noticeably thicker than this render. 

It wouldn't be out of the question for Google to ask for design changes to the MeMO, especially to add the various ports we see in the render, but this render looks quite a bit more like the 7.7" Toshiba tablet that we saw at CES than any Asus device. If it is a fake, it's a fairly well done fake, but it doesn't really add up for us. We'd certainly like a Nexus tablet that looks like this, but we're not sold that this is it. 

source: pocketnow

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21 Comments

1. RaKithAPeiRiZ

Posts: 1488; Member since: Dec 29, 2011

this is more Samsung than Asus

9. rf1975

Posts: 264; Member since: Aug 01, 2011

No problem. But its looks nice.

2. the_s2

Posts: 239; Member since: Nov 22, 2011

The background reminds of the Toshiba april fools series tabs

10. nnaatthhaannx2

Posts: 820; Member since: Oct 19, 2011

Yes, yes it does. Looks like a Toshibia Tab to me.

3. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

well anyway something like this would be a nice Nexus Tablet i think. o:

4. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

looks like someone took a samsung tablet mixed it with the bezels of an apple, and made it look smaller.

5. Walter.D.DROID

Posts: 25; Member since: Apr 01, 2012

If Google will go with Asus or samsung, then i think it'll be fine :-P

22. Mario1017

Posts: 336; Member since: Sep 04, 2011

I would MUCH prefer Asus, samsung is best at phones, but tablets...leave that to Asus

7. skymitch89

Posts: 1451; Member since: Nov 05, 2010

I consider the Moto Xoom the original Nexus tablet. The Xoom was the first major tablet with Android (not counting Galaxy Tab 7), first tablet to feature the tablet based version of Android, and didn't really have any software modifications from Motorola.

8. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

it was like the OG Droid.

11. -box-

Posts: 3991; Member since: Jan 04, 2012

Honestly, it looks too generic. At least the Galaxy Nexus, Nexus S, G2, and G1 all had a unique look to them of sorts... Make it look like "Andy" (the green Android mascot robot thing) or a trapezoid or rhombus or something, tired of the rectangle with rounded corners, even if it is the most sensible and efficient design.

12. Whateverman

Posts: 3295; Member since: May 17, 2009

Who's buying all these 7 inch tablets? I haven't seen one in the wild yet, not even the fire. Not saying they are bad, but the 10.1's are the best!

15. biophone

Posts: 1994; Member since: Jun 15, 2011

I have

16. protozeloz

Posts: 5396; Member since: Sep 16, 2010

Same here

17. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

GIMME THE 8.2s!!! ;D

13. RandomlyPsychotic

Posts: 36; Member since: Dec 29, 2011

it's ugly.

28. thebikerboi2

Posts: 144; Member since: Apr 01, 2011

you talk and write like an idiot so if you have nothing better to say GET THE F*** OUTTA HERE

27. 300men

Posts: 7; Member since: Feb 16, 2012

Nope, not if Asus is the culprit. I'm betting they make the best looking tablet yet, just like the transformer, zenbook,@ padphone.

29. DigitalMD

Posts: 226; Member since: Feb 17, 2010

The big clue that its not Nexus is that it has an SD card slot. Google Nexus will not as Google sees your ability to insert your own media as a problem for their new "play" marketing scheme.

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