Details about the upcoming Google Nexus tablet has been leaked through a training document revealing that Google at its I/O conference wiil announce a 7-inch, Nexus-branded Asus make tablet called the "Nexus 7."
The Asus Nexus 7 tablet will sport a 1.3Ghz quad-core Tegra 3 processor, GeForce 12-core GPU and 1GB of RAM with two different storage variants: 8GB and 16GB, reports Gizmodo who obtained the documents.
The Nexus tablet will also feature NFC and run Google Wallet (probably only in the US) and Android Beam. The screen is an IPS display with a 178-degree viewing angle, running a resolution of 1280×800. The device will also sport a 1.2-megapixel front-facing camera.
The 8GB model will set you back $US199 and the 16GB will cost $US249. No word in the document on local prices.
The leaked document also reveals that the device will be the first to run Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, new version of Android mobile operating system, which could address the fragmentation problem.
Also, Digitimes reporting that "Quanta Computer" is actually Google and ASUS's ODM.
"Quanta Computer is expected to ship 12-15 million tablet PCs to become the largest ODM maker of non-iPad tablet PCs in 2012, according to Taiwan-based supply chain makers.
Quanta will undertake exclusive ODM production of Nexus, a 7-inch tablet PC jointly developed by Google and Asustek Computer and reportedly to be unveiled at Google I/O 2012 during June 27-29, the sources said, adding Quanta will ship three million units of Nexus in 2012," Digitimes reported.
Amazon will launch a new version of the 7-inch Kindle Fire dubbed Kindle Fire 2 in the second half of 2012, with Quanta to be responsible for ODM production, the sources said, adding that Quanta is the maker of the first-generation Kindle Fire.
The ODM production of new 7-inch Kindle Fire will begin in July and shipments are expected to significantly increase in August, the sources noted.