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:

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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
  • 340g
  • WiFi 802.11 b/g/n
  • Bluetooth
  • 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
  • Microphone
  • NFC (Android Beam)
  • Accelerometer
  • GPS
  • Magnetometer
  • Gyroscope

Modaco also has another image of the tablet:

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