The Internet is the ultimate tattletale, blabber mouth, and gossip queen. If there's a secret to be heard, the Internet usually knows about it, and then turns around the tells the world. Or in this case, shows the world. The latest bit of gossp revolves around Google's upcoming Nexus 7 tablet to be revealed at the company's I/O Conference this week, at least officially. Unofficially, the Web is waving around a leaked training document detailing the Nexus 7, including what it will look like.
Google's document somehow landed in the hands of Gizmodo Australia, which is hosting images of the front, side, and back of the Nexus 7. It's a rather simple looking device with a textured finish and "Nexus" logo on the back.
As previously rumored, the document supposedly confirms Asus had a hand in building in the device. it will have a 1.3GHz quad-core Tegra 3 processor, 1GB of RAM, and come with 8GB or 16GB of internal storage. Other features include an IPS panel with a 178-degree viewing angle and 1280x800 resolution, 1.2MP front-facing camera, NFC support, and up to 9 hours of run time. The Nexus 7 will also be the first device to run Jelly Bean, which Google is labeling as Android 4.1, not 5.0.
The Nexus 7 will cost $199 for the 8GB version (same as Amazon's Kindle Fire and Barnes & Noble's 8GB Nook Tablet) and $249 for the 16GB version (same as B&N's 16GB Nook Tablet).