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Rumor: Google Nexus 7 tablet packs Tegra 3 for $199, other specs leaked

The tablet you see here may very well be the highly anticipated Nexus tablet. For a long time now, word has been spreading that Google is planning to release a tablet that bears the Nexus branding. Asus is expected to be the manufacturer, and an announcement will most likely come at Google I/O this week.

Gizmodo Australia claims to have obtained a training document for the Nexus 7 tablet. As the name suggests, the Nexus 7 will have a 7-inch IPS display with a 1280×800 resolution, 1.3 GHz Tegra 3 processor, GeForce 12-core GPU, 1.2 megapixel front camera, 1GB of RAM and NFC support. Sound good so far? That’s not even the best part. Pricing for the Nexus 7 is expected to start at $199 for a 8GB storage model and $249 for a 16GB model.

The document also says the Nexus 7 will run the next version of Android called Jelly Bean (Android 4.1). Google is supposedly going to take full responsibility for pushing out future updates for the Nexus 7. Whether or not this will apply to other Android devices is not yet known.

If this document is legit, Google and Asus are going to go head-to-head with the Kindle Fire. This should make for a big increase in Android tablet owners.

Source: Gizmodo Australia

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