This month (June) continues to be the most exciting month of the year because of various announcements by tech giants. Earlier this month, Apple at its WWDC 2120 announced iOS 6, updates MacBook Pro and Air models. Microsoft also announced their plans to enter tablet market with their Microsoft Surface models. Same way, now its Google’s turn to wow the audience at Google I/O 2012 event which is scheduled to start from June 27th.
We earlier reported that Google is also planning to enter the tablet market with its Nexus 7. According to a leaked training document obtained by Gizmodo Australia, Google Nexus 7 will be made by Asus and its a 7-inch quad-core tablet.
If this training document is true, then this tablet will be released in July and it comes with a powerful quad-core Tegra 3 processor. The tablet will run on Android Jelly Bean, which is the next iteration of Android. The version number can be bumped to Android 4.1.
Here’s how Google Nexus 7 may look like:
Let’s take a look at technical details as it appears in the leaked document:
- 7-inch 1280×800 IPS display
- Android 4.1 Jelly Bean
- 1.3GHz quad-core Tegra 3 chip
- nVidia GeForce 12-core GPU
- 1GB of RAM
- 8GB or 16GB of internal storage
- 1.2MP front-facing camera, no rear camera
- Wi-Fi a/b/g/n
- 9-hour battery life
- NFC with Google Wallet
Talking about pricing, then the Nexus 7 tablet 8 gig version will cost $199, while the 16 gig model will cost $249. It seems Kindle Fire will be getting a tough competition from Google.
Its also worth noting that Google is planning to handle operating system updates from now on, which means you get the update when Google decides. This could possibly avoid the Android fragmentation issue that everybody is worried about.
The official announcement can be in just two days at the 2012 Google I/O which starts from June 27th in San Francisco. Microsoft has already played their cards and now its Google’s turn.