The guys over at Gizmodo Australia have managed to get their hands on a bunch of documents which offer a lot of details over Google’s Nexus 7 upcoming tablet. The device is scheduled to be announced at the well-known Google I/O Conference but the news about the leak can only contribute to the hype and buzz for the product.
In terms of size specs, the Nexus 7 will have as its name already shows, a seven inch LCD display with a resolution of 1280 by 800 pixels. Even though this is not a state of the art SAMOLED+ display, it is good enough to enjoy your videos in 720p HD mode on almost the entire size of the screen.
Unlike the new iPad, this device from Google will only have a 1.2Mpx front facing camera with no other one on the back. The main purpose of the camera on the front is to allow users to have video calls with others but nothing more than that.
Moving on to what I am pretty sure that interests many of you, the Nexus 7 tablet is said to have a whopping 1.3GHz quad-core Tegra 3 processor from Nvidia, which aims at being able to perform demanding computing tasks with a low power consumption. To make it perform even better in games, the Tegra 3 processor will be seconded by one of Nvidia’s newest GPUs with 1GB of RAM.
If the specs leak is entirely true, one of the biggest drawbacks of the Nexus tablet is going to be the fact that it will have no 3G/4G network support, being limited to only 802.11a/b/g/n Wi-Fi standard. While this missing feature will make it less mobile when compared to its rivals, Google says that the move will keep the production costs low and in addition, a better battery life. Thus, the tablet should have an autonomy of approximately eight hours while browsing the internet on Wi-Fi.
In terms of storage space, you will have two versions of Nexus 7 to choose from, one with 8 GB and one with 16GB. It is interesting that Google decided to go with such low storage options, considering the fact that a lot of manufacturers have moved to offering 32 or 64 GB of storage space, but this is again another reason to keep the costs low.
Android 4.1, expected to be called Jelly Bean will be the operating system that the tablet is going to run on so it should be interesting to see what are the new features to the table.
Google intends to sell this tablet at the lowest price possible, while still making some profit so the same source says that it should be available somewhere along the $199 – $249 price range, making it a true competitor to Amazon’s Kindle Fire.