It was expected to happen. There she is everyone… Hidden within Google Play is an image of the “Nexus 7” tablet. It’s similar to the leaked image from earlier this week, but since it’s on Google you can be sure that an official announcement is on its way. Taking a look at the back of the tablet reveals that ASUS is indeed the manufacturer, plus that it’ll be a 7-inch tablet with OS 4.1. In addition, it looks like there’s 6 apps on the doc that include access to the Play Store, Chrome, YouTube, Maps, Music and home button.
Refresher of specs: 7-inch display with a resolution of 1280×800, Android OS 4.1 Jelly Bean, 1.3GHz quad-core Tegra 3 processor, 1.2MP front-facing camera, nVidia GeForce 12-core GPU, 1GB of RAM, 9-hours battery life, Wi-Fi-only, 8GB and a 16GB version.
Update: Google has officially introduced the Nexus 7. The price as expected is $199 for the 8GB and shipping to Canada mid-July (along with the United States and Australia), plus they’ll give you a $25 gift card to spend at Google Play Store and the Transformers Dark of the Moon movie, Borne Dominion book. Here’s the official specs:
– 7-inch 1280×800 HD display (216 ppi)
– first device to ship with Google Chrome
– Back-lit IPS display
– Scratch-resistant Corning glass
– 1.2MP front-facing camera
– 198.5 x 120 x 10.45mm
– WiFi 802.11 b/g/n
– 8GB internal storage
– 1 GB RAM
– Micro USB
– 4325 mAh battery (Up to 8 hours of active use)
– Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean)
– Quad-core Tegra 3 processor
– NFC (Android Beam)
Really looking forward to the hands-on now!