Asus Nexus 7 specs spilled in training document

Asus Nexus 7 specs spilled in training documentGoogle’s annual I/O conference is set to go down from Wednesday to Friday this week, and the much talked about Asus Nexus 7 is tipped to be the star of the show.

Good news if you can’t wait till tomorrow: all sorts of Asus Nexus 7 details have been leaked ahead of the show, thanks to an official training document.

Gizmodo Australia laid eyes on said training document, and finally we’ve got a clearer picture of Asus Nexus 7 specs.

As we’ve been hearing for the past few months, the Asus Nexus 7 will rock a quad-core Tegra 3 processor clocked at 1.3GHz, with a 7in display. We now know the display will be of the IPS variety, offering a 178-degree viewing angle, and with a resolution of 1280 x 800.

Other Asus Nexus 7 specs include 1GB of RAM, a GeForce 12-core GPU, NFC, and a 1.2MP front camera (nothing on the rear, however).

It'll be Jelly Bean running the show, though it's tipped to be Android 4.1 as opposed to Android 5.0.

The 8GB Asus Nexus 7 will come in at $199 when it hits shelves in July, while the 16GB model will set Yanks back $249. No word on international pricing, but we expect to learn lots more tomorrow.

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JanSt / MOD  Jun. 26, 2012 at 12:18

but we expect to learn lots more tomorrow. 'lots more' being key ;)

barrybarryk  Jun. 26, 2012 at 12:22

Think it's a safe bet to assume this will ship well, it's really cheap and fair enough it really isn't anything special but it will have the best software support and most up to date custom ROMs

Pondlife  Jun. 26, 2012 at 14:02

Not anything special? It's definitely the most powerful 7" tablet we've seen and up there with almost all the larger ones. HDMI and micro SD slot not mentioned though and those are crucial for me. Can't work out if it looks really bland or stylishly bare :)
Having JB on board while there are still GB tablets on sale is enticing.
If it ships here soon even if at $=£ pricing and has hdmi and microsd slot I'll take one.

barrybarryk  Jun. 26, 2012 at 14:25

I think it looks just like every other cheap tablet out there (and surprisingly cheap looking for google)

It might be the most powerful 7 inch tablet but I don't think 7 inches is really big enough. And if you jump to 10 inch there are loads of tegra 3 tablets with the same or better specs and a better higher resolution screen.

I can buy a 7inch 1280x800 1GB RAM ICS tablet with HDMI and microSD (I actually can't think of an android tablet that doesn't have those) for £80, sure it wont have the same beefy specs but it'll accomplish pretty much everything you want from a cheap 7 inch tablet.

And those looking for a 'Premium tablet' really don't want a 7 inch one regardless of how cheap it is. I still think the biggest/main/only selling points to it are that it's really cheap for a brand name tablet and it's pretty much guaranteed to always get the first releases for updates to android.

matt101101 / MOD  Jun. 26, 2012 at 14:47

always get the first releases for updates to android.
Until Google get bored supporting it, like they did with the Nexus One.

krogothnx  Jun. 27, 2012 at 08:01

This is actually the first tablet I've actually thought I might want.

Perhaps because it'll go nicely with my gnex heh

barrybarryk  Jun. 27, 2012 at 18:53

£159 for the 8GB and £199 for the 16GB
https://play.google.com/store/devices/details?id=nexus_7_8gb
That's really cheap

krogothnx  Jun. 27, 2012 at 19:06

ok, im a little disappointed. here's why:

http://www.blogcdn.com/www.engadget.com/media/2012/06/nexus-7-io.jpg

see that layout? notice how it's just an enlarged phone layout like all those froyo and gingerbread tablets out there?

why on earth have they done that? what on earth is the point of having a tablet layout for android that makes use of the increased screen size if the official android tablet doesn't even use it?

JanSt / MOD  Jun. 27, 2012 at 19:15

ok, im a little disappointed. here's why:


see that layout? notice how it's just an enlarged phone layout like all those froyo and gingerbread tablets out there?

why on earth have they done that? what on earth is the point of having a tablet layout for android that makes use of the increased screen size if the official android tablet doesn't even use it?


The word "iPad" comes to mind??! same layout as the iPhone. Although, of course, iOS apps make much better use of the iPad's screen estate. The Android tabs I used didn't bother me because of the phone-y homescreen. The apps bothered me. Blown up phone apps are not appealing.

Pondlife  Jun. 27, 2012 at 19:31

£159 for the 8GB and £199 for the 16GB
https://play.google.com/store/devices/details?id=nexus_7_8gb
That's really cheap


Don't see a mention of hdmi or microsd on that link though. :(

barrybarryk  Jun. 27, 2012 at 20:22

Yeah there's no MicroSD or rear camera according to techradar but no solid word on HDMI yet but I wouldn't hold my breath, pretty sure they'd have mentioned it if it was there

Pondlife  Jun. 27, 2012 at 20:44

I couldn't give two hoots about a rear camera tbh but without hdmi it's dead to me, microsd is kind of workroundable with usb host. Ah nuts looks like that might not work either. :(

Pondlife  Jun. 27, 2012 at 21:56

Wonder if the Nexus phone will arrive on the uk Google Play store in time given they've started with hardware sales now.
Shipping charge is excessive though

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