BUSTED! Our friends over at PCINpact (as well as several keen-eyed readers) have identified this product visual as a fake. The visual below is actually a mock-up designed by someone who doesn't work for Google at all. So apologies for the false alarm, we admit we fell for this hook, line and sinker when we first saw it. That said, we did think this tablet looked a bit too sleek for a $200 price tag. Anyway, we reckon the real Nexus Tablet is actually likely to look a lot like the Asus M370T (pictured further down), which is pretty heavy on the plastic. Stay tuned for updates.
After its Nexus smartphones, Google clearly couldn't resist the opportunity to develop a Nexus Android tablet. But now the rumours and leaks seem to have finally given way to some facts, as Google announced its upcoming developers' conference—Google I/O, due to be held from 27 to 29 June 2012—with a visual featuring an Asus-branded Google tablet.
We also now know that the Nexus Tablet will be a 7-inch model running on an Nvidia Tegra 3 processor with 1 GB of RAM and the Android 4.1 OS. There'll be a photo and video camera with flash too. The Nexus Tablet is expected to sell for $200 and $250.
The Google tablet is somewhat reminiscent of the Asus M370T, a 7-inch tablet with a Tegra 3 CPU priced at $250 that was unveiled at the CES tech show in Las Vegas earlier this year. With no news on that particular product since its showcase in Vegas, Asus' tablet now looks to have found a home for itself elsewhere.
The Google Nexus Tablet could be with us not long after the Google I/O conference.
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