More evidence of a 7-inch Asus / Google co-developed tablet surfaces

By on May 30, 2012, 4:30 PM

The rumors of a co-developed tablet from Google and Asus are continuing to gain momentum with each passing day. A test result recently found on benchmarking website Rightware is adding more fuel to the fire in a pretty convincing fashion.

The test results detail a device with a quad-core Tegra 3 processor operating at 1.3GHz, an Nvidia ULP GeForce GPU and a screen resolution of 768 x 1280 with an Android operating system. The device is even listed as the “Google Asus Nexus 7”, the seven likely a reference to the rumored 7-inch screen size.

Android Police did some additional digging and discovered that the system was running Android 4.1. The build number JRN51B leads them to believe that 4.1 will actually be Jelly Bean. The publication found multiple instances of Android 4.1 devices hitting their server and several references to Galaxy Nexus devices running JRN54 and JRN54F builds.

Furthermore, GigaOm says that their server logs show 92 recent hits from Android 4.1 devices based in California. This means that Google is actively testing the OS update through web browsing.

Other hints found by Android Police include the device code name: grouper. This reportedly follows tradition of naming products after fish. For example, the Nexus One was known as Mahi-mahi, the G1 was codenamed trout and the Xoom was called Wingray and Stingray, based on the two different models.

It’s entirely possible that the benchmark results could have been faked but given the supporting evidence from server logs, that theory seems unlikely.

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tipstir tipstir, TS Ambassador, said:

Well it's a well know fact that JB 5.0 is going to be optimized for Tegra2 and Tegra3 chipset and I am sure the Rockchip and TI too for dual core. There was suppose to be JB 5.0 Lite for Single Core. Next year 2013 KLP ( Key Lime Pie) 6.0 should be something interesting.

Guest said:

Jeez, another tablet.............who cares.

tipstir tipstir, TS Ambassador, said:

It's now the world we all live in with tablets, you just can't say you don't care!

Guest said:

SERIOUSLY... when are tablet makers going to get it?? Yet another Ice Cream sandwich with a tegra 3 proc, with 700x1200 resolution that no one will ever buy. It has no extra features than any other tablet, the resolution sucks, the memory is going to be small, the camera will probably be just as sub-par as all of the other cameras. WHY EVEN BOTHER GOOGLE??? What are you people doing? Why not actually come up with some competition for Apple once?? Someone's got to shut em up..

ET3D, TechSpot Paladin, said:

If this is the rumoured $200 tablet then it's pretty cool, and on my wish list. 1280x768 is significantly better than the 1024x600 currently in that price range, plus it has a decent processor. Looks nice for both browsing and gaming.

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