|Written by HeavenlyAndroid|
|Wednesday, 27 June 2012 00:00|
If rumours are correct, by tomorrow we should have concrete details concerning the much anticipated Google Nexus tablet, expected to be known under the moniker, Nexus 7. Over the past year or so we've had to endure numerous hints concerning this imminent tablet, with guesses as to pricing and specs filling thousands of web pages worldwide.
Just like the hype that proceeded the release of Samsung Galaxy S III, the innuendo surrounding Google's Nexus Android tablet has built a magnitude of interest, so it's very nice that we will soon be put out of our seemingly endless pit of misery.
Until tomorrow comes we cannot give details that are 100% bonafide, but we thought we would round up all of the info that we could find for those of you that cannot wait a minute longer. Obviously all specs below are purely speculative and we can't guarantee them to be the final ones. Tomorrow, however, is a very different matter!
What Can We Expect to See on Nexus 7?
Google's official unveiling is expected to happen tomorrow at Google's I/O developers conference 2012, and Google I/O attendees, the lucky devils, are expected to get their hands on a free Google Nexus tablet, likely a limited edition white version. It's thought that it will only be available to consumers in black at launch however.
We're anticipating a 7 inch tablet co-branded with Asus with an IPS display. Resolution is expected to be 1280 x 800 pixels which is extremely generous for a 7 inch screen. If the small display does not suffice your viewing needs, you'll be able to connect to your TV via HDMI and enjoy something closer to a cinema experience.
Google will utilise its Drive cloud storage, thus the tablet will ship with just 8 GB / 16 GB storage on board plus 1 GB RAM. An Nvidia Tegra 3 quad-core 1.3 GHz processor will power this 7 inch powerhouse, accompanied by a GeForce 12-core GPU. Battery specs aren't known but is rumoured to give at least nine hours of playtime.
In what should be perceived a wise move, there will be no rear camera. Although we've come to expect rear facing snappers on Android tablets as standard, they're realistically close to useless due to the very size of these devices. It makes far better sense to limit the camera to front facing only on a tablet and maybe bump up the megapixels for clearer mugshots. Unfortunately the front facing camera is only expected to be 1.2 MP.
Then we come to the OS, which is likely to be Android 4.1 Jelly Bean (Jelly Bean will not be Android 5.0 as previously thought), making Google Nexus tablet the first Android device to sport this. What is most interesting is the fact that Google Nexus tablet will be the first 'pure' Android tablet, which will show the true potential of Google's operating system, especially to jaded Android developers, and will be free from potentially harmful third party apps.
Cheap as Chips (not microchips!)
The very best news of all is that Google's Nexus tablet is expected to be within the reach of most mere mortals. The 8 GB model will retail for around $199 USD / £130 GBP and the 16 GB version will retail for around $249 USD / £160 GBP.
|Last Updated ( Wednesday, 27 June 2012 18:08 )|