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Photo allegedly taken with the Google Nexus 7 tablet spotted on Picasa

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Photo allegedly taken with the Google Nexus 7 tablet spotted on Picasa
The Google I/O developer conference is drawing near, and what we are all expecting to be unveiled is a new Android tablet of some kind, possibly the Google Nexus tablet. And given that the level of excitement is always high when it comes to hardware bearing a Google logo, it is not surprising that rumors about this possible Nexus tablet are a dime a dozen.

The latest rumor comes straight from Picasa – Google's image hosting and sharing service. Apparently, photos taken with an Asus Nexus 7 tablet have been posted there, or at least that is what the EXIF data of the images suggests. 1280 by 960 is their resolution, although they have most likely been scaled down prior to being uploaded. And by the way, the photos are nothing special – just boring images of what looks like a ceiling of an office room.

Photo allegedly taken with the Google Nexus 7 tablet spotted on Picasa
So yeah. It seems like we have more evidence suggesting that a 7-inch Google Nexus-branded tablet made by Asus is to be unveiled. But then again, EXIF data can be altered, so do no treat these as any hard evidence. The truth shall be known later this month at Google I/O. In the mean time, feel free to test your forensics skills by checking out the photos we are talking about, available at the link below.

source: Picasa via Pocket-Lint

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posted on 18 Jun 2012, 09:19 3

1. bobfreking55 (Posts: 866; Member since: 15 Jul 2011)

please make the camera good.

sorry if i'm the only person you know that wants a rear camera on a tablet. i use it a lot. :)

posted on 18 Jun 2012, 09:52 1

2. mercorp (Posts: 1043; Member since: 28 Jan 2012)

I wont be surprised if these were fakes.
For a$199 tablet,i doubt it will even have a camera (not counting front facing ones).

posted on 18 Jun 2012, 09:59 1

3. aaronkatrini (Posts: 242; Member since: 06 Jun 2012)

Quite actually, it may have a front facing camera, since those are the most required by average users and also doesn't cost much. Just a simple 1 or 2 mpx..

posted on 18 Jun 2012, 14:58 2

5. andygallo (Posts: 39; Member since: 21 Oct 2011)

I agree, on a tablet the front facing cam seems more important to me than a rear facing one.

If this pic is real I'm wondering if this guy had "Instant Upload" enabled by mistake on Google+.

Assuming this is real, I think this pic is from the front facing cam. The ~1.2MP rez would be in more line with that. It also seems more likely this was taken while the tablet was sitting on a desk or table (with the FF cam pointing up), instead of the guy randomly holding it up over his head taking pics of the ceiling with a rear facing cam.

Also, the 2mm focal length might give us more clues. So, ceiling tiles are 2'x2' and I'm guessing maybe 6' of distance (assuming the device is sitting on a desk), doing some rough calculations this equates to about a 65 to 68 degree horizontal field of view. That's roughly equivalent to a 28mm on a full frame. This makes it about a 14x crop, which puts the sensor size around a 1/6". Just for reference, that would make this sensor about 3 to 4 times SMALLER (area-wise) than the REAR facing camera of the iPhone4S or Samsung GS2.

Man, I obviously got way too much time on my hands to be calculating that.

posted on 18 Jun 2012, 14:25

4. DigitalBoy05 (Posts: 234; Member since: 04 Jun 2011)

since nexus devices are normally developer tools it probably will have a rear shooter and front facing camera so app makers can test the apps they make if they use the camera feature.

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