Google’s refresh of the popular Nexus 7 tablet was expected at this year’s I/O conference but apparently it suffered a bit of stage fright. It’s reportedly still on track to make a debut before the end of the month but in the meantime, we have some leaked images and pricing information to hold our attention.
The images embedded below show a device that could certainly pass as the next coming of the Nexus 7. Odds are, you noticed the specifications sticker attached to the rear of the slate. It’s difficult to make out exactly what it says due to the poor quality of the images but it looks like there are two speakers (upper and lower), a front-facing 1.2-megapixel camera and a 5-megapixel rear camera.
The camera specifications are in line with that we heard earlier this month from an Asus customer support rep so that’s at least a good sign.
In related news, we now have a better idea of how much the next Nexus 7 will retail for. According to a leaked inventory screenshot, the 16GB model will start at $229 while the higher capacity 32GB unit will command $269. All models in the screenshot are listed as having a quad-core processor so unfortunately, there are no other hints there.
I probably shouldn’t have to remind you at this point to take these images with a healthy dose of salt. That said, however, everything lines up with what we’ve been hearing thus far so take that however you wish.
The Nexus 4 is Google’s flagship handset that shipped along Android 4.2 Jelly Bean. The Nexus 4 packs a 1.5GHz quad-core Snapdragon S4 processor, a 4.7-inch 1280 x 768 IPS display, 2GB of RAM, dual cameras (1.3MP front, 8.0MP back), and either 8GB or 16GB of internal storage. Google also baked in NFC support and wireless charging.
The Google Nexus 7 is the first Google tablet and is manufactured in partnership with Asus. It features a 7-inch 1280 x 800 display and a Tegra 3 SoC which itself comprises a quad-core CPU and twelve-core GPU. Connectivity options include Wi-Fi and Bluetooth, also you get a front-facing camera and ships with Android 4.1 Jelly Bean operating system.
The Nexus 10 is Google's rival of the full-size Apple's iPad. It is manufactured by Samsung and is powered by a dual-core ARM Cortex-A15 chip, 2GB of RAM and Android 4.2. The Nexus packs a 10" screen at 2560 x 1600 resolution (300ppi). Other features include microUSB, Micro HDMI and not one but two NFC chips.
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