The Nexus tablet rumours have been going into overdrive of late. However, specifics have been scarce, so much so that rumourmongers couldn’t agree if the Nexus honours were going to Asus or Samsung.
Well, some sexy new benchmark results appear to confirm – among other things – that Taiwanese manufacturer Asus will captain the Nexus tablet ship.
The results, thoroughly perused by the chaps at Android Police, indicate a device called the Asus Nexus 7, with a tablety resolution of 768 x 1280.
The Android version is 4.1, and is actually tipped to be Jelly Bean rather than Ice Cream Sandwich, thanks to a hint from build number JRN51B – J supposedly for Jelly Bean.
Another hint at genuine Nexus action comes from the codename “grouper”. That ties in with previous Nexus devices being assigned fishy codenames. The HTC-built Google Nexus One, for example, was mahi-mahi.
Other rumoured Asus Nexus 7 specs include a quad-core Tegra 3 processor clocked at 1.3GHz, with a wallet-friendly price tag of around $199.
Clearly Google is keen to go down the $199 Amazon Kindle Fire route, it arguably being the only non-iPad to make Apple take notice in the past, well, two years.
Recent rumours tip the Nexus tablet - or should I say Asus Nexus 7 - for a July release.