There has been plenty of rumors these past months that Google pairing up with ASUS to release a ‘Nexus’ tablet. It has been highly noted that it will contain the Tegra 3 processor along with a 7″ display. And the amazing part is they plan on putting it in the $199 price range. Well, it seems as if these rumors are in fact true. This week in Rightware’s Basemark ES 2.0 Taiji benchmark test, most of the details revealed in the benchmark match up with what was previous reported. The device will be made by ASUS, feature a 7-inch display with 1280×768 resolution, and use NVIDIA’s quad-core Tegra 3 processor.
What’s even more interesting in this benchmark test is that it shows Android version 4.1. Previous reports and most of us assumed Jelly Bean would be Android 5.0, but now it seems as if 4.1 will be the Jelly Bean firmware number. Rightware says this is the only device they have ever seen to include Android 4.1. Also, the device is touting a software build number JRN51B, and J standing for Jelly Bean. Much like what Google has done in the past with previous build firmwares such as ICS and Gingerbread.
While more details are still unknown, it is still good to know that a Nexus tablet is in the works and especially at this price set. I have yet to purchase a Tablet as I’ve never seen much use for it for myself. But this Nexus Tablet touting Jelly Bean and at under $200 might just be the one to have me cave in on a tablet. Anyone else out there excited for Google’s Nexus Tablet?