Leaked details on Google Nexus tablet suggest it will ship with Android Jelly Bean, quad-core processor

Well, well, look what we have here. The folks over at Gizmodo Australia have dug themselves up some gold with leaked images of what’s supposed to be Google’s upcoming 7-inch Nexus tablet. This mystical device is said to carry a Tegra 3 processor with the latest mobile operating system Jelly Bean (Android 4.1). The rumored leak also mentioned the name of the tablet, which will be called the Nexus 7.

The Nexus 7 will be built by Asus and rock some decent specs such as a 1.3Ghz quad-core Tegra 3 processor, GeForce 12-core GPU and 1GB of RAM with two different storage variants: 8GB and 16GB. The slates will be priced at $199 and $249 respectively.

Other rumored specs include an IPS display with a 178-degree viewing angle, running a resolution of 1280 by 800. Users can also expect a 1.2 megapixel front-facing camera and an impressive battery life of 9 hours.

But wait, there’s more. The tablet is rumored to packing an NFC chip (that’ll run Google Wallet) and Android Beam functionality. This is strange because everyone is under the impression the new slate will only operate on WiFi, so whether the final product carries Google Wallet is anyone’s best guess at the moment. Although this won’t be an “iPad killer,” it’s most definitely a challenger to Amazon’s Kindle Fire.

Like we always say here at IntoMobile: nothing is official, so take this information with huge grains of salt until we hear from Google later this week at the I/O Developer’s Conference.

[via Gizmodo Australia]

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