Google Nexus 7" Tablet..Coming soon?
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Google Nexus 7″ Tablet..Coming soon?

Last December Google CEO Eric Schmidt promised a Google Tablet within six months. Well, that six months is just about up and it appears a Google Nexus is on the way. The web site Android Police did some digging after  a Google Nexus 7 turned up on RightWare’s Powerboard benchmarking tool.

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Android police checked into its server logs and found corroborating info that leads to the conclusion that Google is testing a 7″ tablet with a 1280-pixel-by-768-pixel resolution screen. The Asus built tablet features a quad-core NVidia Tegra 3 processor clocked at 1.3GHz along with an NVidia ULP GeForce graphics processing unit.  Nexus 7 shown on the PowerBoard site is running Google’s latest Android tablet OS, Android 4.1 JRN51B or “Jelly Bean,”

This tablet sure looks like the one NVIDIA CEO Jen-Hsun Huang and ASUS Chairman Jerry Shen showed off at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in January and touted to sell for $249..That model had a 1.2GHz quad-core Tegra 3 processor, NVidia’s new inexpensive tablet platform, Kai, a WXGA (1280-pixel- by-800-pixel resolution) display, 1GB of memory, and 16GB of storage. Google’s Nexus 7 Tablet looks to be based on that model and could well sell for $249..some suggest a price as low as $199. That would give the Kindle Fire and Barnes & Noble Nook devices a run for their money. Not to mention the rumoured iPad Mini 7″ unit Apple is supposedly pondering.

Is there a huge market for 7″ low priced tablets? Would you buy one? Comment below.


Bob Benedetti

Former RCAF Fighter Pilot Bob worked for CTV Montreal as a Reporter, Producer and Executive producer for 35 years retiring in 2004. Bob started reporting on personal technology in 1995 at CTV and continues today at Home Technology Montreal

  • Baari Gaffar

    I prefer 7 inch tablets to 10 inch tablets but I think 8 inch is the sweet spot in my opinion.

    June 4, 2012 at 11:40 pm Reply

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