Google Nexus 7 Tablet Leaks Ahead Of I/O, Features Tegra 3, IPS Display, 12-core GPU

We’ve been hearing rumors of a 7-inch Nexus tablet for several months, but today we finally have some concrete evidence showing that the device actually exists. The guys over at Gizmodo have managed to get their eager hands on a training document detailing the alleged Nexus 7 tablet.

According to the document, the ASUS-manufactured device will be equipped with a 7-inch IPS display (1280 x 800 resolution), 1.3GHz quad-core Tegra 3 processor, 1GB of RAM and a massive 12-core GeForce GPU. It was also noted that NFC and Google Wallet will be on board. The Nexus-branded tablet will be available in two different storage capacities: 8GB and 16GB.

Pricing is slated at $199 for the 8GB model and $249 for the 16GB version.

The document also suggests that the tablet will be running Android 4.1 Jelly Bean. Google is expected to show off the next iteration of Android at Google I/O along with the official unveiling of the newest member of the Nexus family. Google will also be handling the updates for the tablet, meaning users will enjoy great support just like past Nexus devices. Whether or not the source code for the next Android version will be released immediately remains to be seen, but we’ll keep our fingers crossed.

Even though there is solid proof that the tablet will be making its way to San Francisco this week, there’s no way to know for certain until we see it with our own eyes. Google I/O kicks off this Wednesday, June 27th and we’ll be bringing you all the latest news.

Gizmodo Australia

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