It’s been pretty well known for the past few days that Google is intending to release a 7-inch tablet today at its I/O developer conference. The Asus-manufactured device is aimed directly at the Kindle Fire’s market share, and its $199 price point puts it as a strong contender from day one.
But ahead of the launch, we now have an image of the tablet, courtesy of the folks over at Android Police:
The image for the tablet is reportedly coming directly from the Google Play servers, where the device will likely be available for ordering. It’s expected that the Nexus 7 will run Android OS 4.1, codenamed Jelly Bean.
We don’t have any definite specs on the tablet just yet, but rumors peg the device as having a 7-inch 1200 x 800 IPS display, 1.3GHz quad-core Tegra 3 processor, 1GB of RAM and 8GB or 16GB of internal storage.
We’re live at Google I/O today for the keynote, so make sure to follow along with our live blog to catch everything as it happens.
UPDATE: Modaco is reporting the following spec sheet:
- 7” 1280×800 HD display (216 ppi)
- 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
- 8/16 GB internal storage
- 1 GB RAM
- Micro USB
- 4325 mAh (Up to 8 hours of active use)
- Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean)
- Quad-core Tegra 3 processor
- NFC (Android Beam)
Modaco also has another image of the tablet: