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Previously, pictures and an instruction manual of the rumoured Google Nexus 10 tablet have been leaked on the internet. Furthermore, pictures taken from the device’s camera have been posted on Google+ by a Google exec. Now, the device has been leaked on a five-second video.
We were expecting Google to lift the lid on this rumoured tablet on the 29th of October (Monday) in the search giant’s Android event, which was supposed to kick off in New York. Sadly, Hurricane Sandy is expected to hit areas in between Delaware and New York, which forced Google to cancel the event.
BriefMobile, also responsible for posting pictures of the rumoured device on its website, has posted a video that runs for five seconds on its website. If this tablet is the real deal, then we’re looking at the actual device in action regardless of how short the video may be.
According to the site, the device runs Android 4.2, which is a minor update to Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean). However, it will not be the next version of Android called Key Lime Pie. Android 4.2 will still be called Jelly Bean.
The tablet shown on the video as well as the leaked photos sports a thick bezel and a more curved design compared to the current Google Nexus 7. Google’s 7-inch tablet was manufactured by ASUS. The Google Nexus 10 is made by Korean firm Samsung.
Although neither Google nor Samsung has confirmed what lies within the device, according to reports, the tablet will sport a 10.1-inch display with a resolution of 2560×1600 pixels (more pixels per inch compared to the retina display on the iPad), a 5-megapixel rear-facing camera, 16GB of internal storage, a 1.7GHz dual-core Exynos 5250 processor by the Korean tech giant, and 2GB of RAM.
Want to more about the Google Nexus 10? We’ll keep you posted once we know more and when Google reschedules its cancelled event.
Pocketnow has posted an image of mystery Android tablet. Is this the rumoured Google Nexus tablet we’ve been hearing so much about?
According to reports, the tablet is set for launch somewhere between May and June. If the reports are true, then this would mean that the Nexus tablet will be unveiled either in CTIA Wireless, which will be held early in May, or at the Google I/O conference, which will be held late in June. If the tablet will make its first appearance at Google I/O conference, it’s possible Google will be giving away a tablet to all of the conference’s attendees like it did last year when it gave each attendee a free Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1.
Pocketnow mentions something strange about the render. The image seems to show a tablet sporting a 10.1 inch display, when previous reports say that the new tablet will sport a 7 inch display. However, the number of icons seen on the screen suggests that the device will sport a 7 inch display.
ASUS is said to have been chosen to manufacture the Google Nexus tablet. Google is also rumoured to be taking a page out of Amazon’s book, cutting down the tablet’s price tag similar to that of the Kindle Fire, which may be the only way to compete with the dominating force in the tablet market, the new iPad (successor of the iPad 2).
Other than the render, there’s not much known about the mystery tablet. We’ll just have to wait until May or June to confirm if this is the Google Nexus tablet or not.
Recently, reports started pouring in that a partnership between ASUS and Google would bear fruit to the rumoured Nexus tablet. Digitimes’ source claims that the rumoured 7 inch Android tablet will be announced sometime in May. It is also said to cost around $199 to $249.
If this rumour is true, then it seems Google will be taking a page out of Amazon’s Kindle Fire, which is the only Android tablet to significantly affect iPad 2 sales. This is something other Android tablets such as the Motorola Xoom and Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 failed to do.
So what should we expect from the Nexus tablet? It’s a dead cert that the new tablet will run Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) right out of the box. To keep the tablet’s price tag down, it’s likely the tablet will sport low internal storage, which will rely on microSD cards for more memory. Lastly, according to Digitimes’ source, the 7 inch tablet will come packed with NVIDIA’s quad-core Tegra 3 chip under the hood.
The idea of having a budget Ice Cream Sandwich-powered tablet sporting a quad-core processor sits well with us. However, since neither ASUS nor Google have confirmed this report, take the news with a pinch of salt. We’ll just have to wait until may to confirm if the report is true or not.