Is this a rendering of the Nexus tablet?

Is this a rendering of the Nexus tablet?
We received an anonymous tip today claiming to provide the first glimpse of the oft-rumored Google Nexus tablet. Running it through the paces in Photoshop raises a few alarms, and if we had to guess we'd say the screen appears to be "set into" the tablet using the Inner Shadow layer style in Adobe's popular image editor; at the least it doesn’t appear to have been generated as a traditional press render.

On the other hand, it doesn’t differ substantially from what we’d expect the Google tablet to look like, so even if it’s not official, it probably isn’t far from what we can expect in the finished product. Of course you don't have to take our word for it, check it out below and make your own decision:

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25 Comments

1. godzillagtr34

Posts: 12; Member since: Feb 27, 2012

if i was to buy a tablet it would have to the one made by google.

2. networkdood

Posts: 6330; Member since: Mar 31, 2010

To avoid any lawsuits, a rhombus-shaped tablet would be nice...

11. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

can i have one shaped in the outline of a woman. it would have great widescreen. :) lol

13. Knicknevin

Posts: 153; Member since: Mar 18, 2011

how about a trapezoid? or an octagon?

17. CommentBoxEnforcer

Posts: 99; Member since: Feb 13, 2012

Or one shaped like boobs

23. Dr.Phil

Posts: 2340; Member since: Feb 14, 2011

24. bossmt_2

Posts: 459; Member since: Oct 13, 2009

Unleash the power of the pyramid!

3. downphoenix

Posts: 3165; Member since: Jun 19, 2010

Looks like a Blackberry Playbook except blackberry is replaced wtih Google and the screen they use is replaced with Google's nexus background. Im hoping its a fake.

4. nDray

Posts: 7; Member since: Apr 10, 2012

Whooa, so nice! Looks like almost every other tablet on the planet!!

21. Chronos

Posts: 258; Member since: Feb 25, 2012

...And? If the hardware is good enough then the design is unimportant.

5. joaolx

Posts: 364; Member since: Aug 16, 2011

I think google branded devices should try to bring a more pleasant design, something that stands out in a crowd.

6. PimpStrong

Posts: 310; Member since: Jul 25, 2011

That doesn't look like a 7" screen to me. 8.9"+ and I'm interested.

10. shadowcell

Posts: 300; Member since: Mar 28, 2012

That's what she said.

14. SuperAndroidEvo

Posts: 4888; Member since: Apr 15, 2011

Damn shadowcell a woman actually told you that? I feel for you so I will +1 you. P.S. I know it was a joke, but you left yourself wide open for that one! lol

7. ItsMeKervzC

Posts: 2; Member since: Apr 12, 2012

It looks like samsung is gonna be google's partner because of the UI (Circles w/ numbers on it indicating the no. of page you where)

19. Cwebb

Posts: 501; Member since: Oct 05, 2011

BOOO!!!

8. PAPINYC

Posts: 2315; Member since: Jul 30, 2011

Photoshop does wonders.

9. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

bobfreking, front and center! lol is this one of yours? wheres my dark blue metallic tablet!? lol j/k :)

22. bobfreking55

Posts: 866; Member since: Jul 15, 2011

why always blue? lol.

12. shadowcell

Posts: 300; Member since: Mar 28, 2012

I'm still confused as to why Google has still kept this under wraps. We already know it's going to be square and running ICS.

15. gp284

Posts: 120; Member since: Feb 25, 2012

does anyboy know how big its supposed to be?

20. Cwebb

Posts: 501; Member since: Oct 05, 2011

The only things that are highly likely is a 7 inch screen, ICS or above, an a Tegra 3 for around $200

16. gwuhua1984

Posts: 1237; Member since: Mar 06, 2012

The pricing and rumor specs had already convinced me to get one when it comes out

18. PryvateiDz

Posts: 443; Member since: Jul 31, 2011

If it looks similar to this & has that front facing camera & some good specs, it's a winner & I will forgive ASUS & Google for the last lame updates they gave us about downgrading it to steal the Kindle Fire's thunder.

25. WellBeSerious12

Posts: 7; Member since: Oct 20, 2011

If it's gonna sell for ~$200 with an expansion slot, then Amazon's screwed! :|

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