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Clue points to Google Nexus 7 tablet being real

Under: Google Android, Tablet PC
Date: June 18th, 2012

We have been passing on details of more and more rumors lately about a Google Nexus tablet from Asus and today another clue has emerged which points to the Google Nexus 7 tablet being real. There’s a huge amount of interest in the possibility of a Nexus tablet and Android enthusiasts are keenly waiting for more news.

Previously we’ve told of the widespread rumors of this tablet and recently there was another positive sign when an Asus rep at Computex talked about how the company was working with Google on a device to be released in late June and shown at the Google I/O developer’s conference. Specs and features that have been mentioned so far, although of course not yet official, include a 7-inch display with 720p resolution, a quad-core NVIDIA processor and also the possibility of the next Android mobile operating system, Jelly Bean, in the form of Android 4.1 or 5.0.

The new pointer that the Google Asus Nexus 7 tablet is in fact coming stems from EXIF data embedded in an image that showed up on Picasa. The actual photo itself is not exciting at all, just a shot of a ceiling at 1280 x 960 resolution, which Android Central points out is probably from a front-facing camera. However the fact that the EXIF data shows “Nexus 7” certainly hints that the tablet is in existence and so could certainly be shown a Google’s I/O.

Thankfully Google’s I/O conference is not too far away, starting on June 27 through June 29 in San Francisco but until then we think this news will please many Android enthusiasts eager to hear more. Conjecture has it that the Nexus 7 tablet will be released priced at between $200 and $250 but of course that is not yet official. We shall be bringing you much more news on the Google Nexus tablet as we hear it.

Have you been waiting to hear news on the Google Nexus 7 tablet? If you’re an Android enthusiast you may well find the idea of this tablet irresistible but do you think it can live up to other tablets such as the Apple iPad, especially with that rumored price tag? Send your comments to let us know.

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  • Billc

    With Google subsidy, yes it could compete with ipad, but how much isn’t the issue.  Using a tablet for some time now all the bells and wissels pail with functionality.

  • jurkey52

    The only expectations Nexus 7?? needs to live up to are mine. Think after all this time & all the might be/ could be hints I’ve psyched myself into believing it WILL BE terrific. 

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