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

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:
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?

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Nexus 7
  • Display 7.0" 1280 x 800 pixels
  • Camera / 1.2 MP front
  • Processor NVIDIA Tegra 3 T30L, Quad-core, 1300 MHz
  • Storage 8GB
  • Battery 4325 mAh



1. rahulcena5565

Posts: 57; Member since: Nov 01, 2010

Only if it had an HD Display and Back Camera!

12. andro.

Posts: 1999; Member since: Sep 16, 2011

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

13. ilia1986 unregistered

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

31. neutralguy

Posts: 1152; Member since: Apr 30, 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?

49. _PHug_

Posts: 482; Member since: Oct 11, 2011

I can ask more. Does it have expandable storage?

2. DWillyEfect

Posts: 52; Member since: Feb 15, 2012

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

5. Aaron_R96 unregistered

Eww galaxy tab 2, yes good choice!

32. RedFox

Posts: 18; Member since: Jun 25, 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 .

41. deadma44

Posts: 18; Member since: Dec 07, 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.

3. CX3NT3_713

Posts: 2364; Member since: Apr 18, 2011

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

4. matrix_neo

Posts: 334; Member since: Nov 03, 2011

Nice spec but why no rear camera?

6. Jimstar

Posts: 259; Member since: Oct 24, 2011

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

7. eDiesel

Posts: 142; Member since: Mar 17, 2012

To shave off cost.... I guess.

14. andro.

Posts: 1999; Member since: Sep 16, 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

17. AndroidShiz

Posts: 154; Member since: Nov 08, 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.

8. ahomad

Posts: 175; Member since: May 15, 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

9. pokharkarsaga

Posts: 561; Member since: Feb 23, 2012

value for money.

10. Sniggly

Posts: 7305; Member since: Dec 05, 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. ;)

11. Icestalker

Posts: 8; Member since: Jun 19, 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.

15. CellieCell

Posts: 155; Member since: Apr 14, 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.

16. andro.

Posts: 1999; Member since: Sep 16, 2011

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

28. Eraser112

Posts: 10; Member since: May 29, 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...

52. CellieCell

Posts: 155; Member since: Apr 14, 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.

18. thunderising

Posts: 232; Member since: Nov 25, 2011

Wow, great tablet. At least looks like till now. Pity I already bought one. Thank god I didn't spend $300 or something.

19. AndroidShiz

Posts: 154; Member since: Nov 08, 2011

HNIC. Head Nexus In Charge.


Posts: 3131; Member since: Jan 12, 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

23. Mxyzptlk unregistered

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.


Posts: 3131; Member since: Jan 12, 2010

It's more wishful hoping than actually believing.

36. Non_Sequitur

Posts: 1111; Member since: Mar 16, 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.

21. wendygarett unregistered

No back camera??? Oh well iPad FTW

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