Google Nexus 7 price, details confirmed in pre-I/O leak
Jelly Bean 'iPad Mini', anyone?
All the details you've read about Google's Nexus 7 are true - if an allegedly leaked training document is genuine.
The bumf landed on a desk at Gizmodo Australia and details a 7in tablet with a 1280 x 800 IPS LCD display and based around a 1.3GHz Nvidia Tegra 3 chip. There's 1GB of Ram and either 8GB or 16GB of on-board storage.
So far, so known already. But the new document mentions a couple of extra facts: there's a front-facing 1.2Mp webcam but, pictures suggest, no rear-facing camera. And the device will have NFC support.
The pics also show a rather natty mini-iPad design with a black, textured back.
And, yes, prices start at a take-on-the-Amazon-Kindle-Fire $199 (£128), for the 8GB version. The 16GB Nexus 7 will cost $249 (£160).
Both will run Android Jelly Bean, be it version 4.1, 5.0 or whatever Google's marketing people reckon it needs to be when it ships.
The Nexus 7, believed to be manufactured by Asus, is expected to be announced later this week at Google I/O. ®
"And, yes, prices start at a take-on-the-Amazon-Kindle-Fire $199 (£128), for the 8GB version. The 16GB Nexus 7 will cost $249 (£160)"
Woah there skippy. You mean $199 (£199) and $249 (£249), surely - no consumer electronics manufacturer uses the actual exchange rate.
Natty is reasonably complimentary. For example:
"Those are natty clothes, you hoopy frood!"
Coat? ITYM dressing gown.
That can't be right
It's got rounded corners.
You know that all looks okay to me
If it does hit that price point and battery life is respectable I will probably buy one.
(I'd still love to have an IR transmitter built in though).
So it's got a front camera, and no rear camera. That make sense, since who really wants to use a tablet sized device to take photographs (other than Galaxy S3 users, obviously).
But by the same measure, who's going to want to carry around a tablet and use that to pay for coffee and underground tickets? I can see NFC being a great addition to a phone, but on a tablet? really?