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Rumored Press Images of Google’s Nexus 7 Tablet Leak, Android 4.1 Jelly Bean Reported By Another Source

Is this the Nexus tablet that we will see at Google I/O this year? The 7″ tablet is said to have a Tegra 3 quad-core chip inside and will sell for reportedly under $250. The folks over at Phone Arena have come across some alleged press image drafts of the front and back of the unannounced tablet and a few rumors to whet our appetite until launch. 

The tablet will have an all-white front with a two-toned grey and black back piece. What looks even more interesting is the earpiece cut-out on the front of the tablet. The tipster to Phone Arena says that this tablet will launch with Android 4.1, which we have already heard is going to be named Jelly Bean. The way things are going, Android 4.1 is sounding like a feature-packed upgrade that isn’t a complete overhaul, similar to the jump from Android 2.0 to 2.1. Rumors are starting to get bigger and juicer. Do you like the styling in these images?

Via: Phone Arena

  • jurkey52

    Black or silver bezel looks more business like[cool], otherwise it could look the same as the samsung 7.7 with no bezel and that would look good to me.

  • jcorf

    That’s got to be a fake.

  • NemaCystX

    The “censored” text in the top image says:

    Backplate Proposal
    ID: (not readable)

    Second image:

    Frontside Proposal
    ID: (not readable)

  • NemaCystX

    I think any version updates shown off at I/O events are just features, not overhauls to larger number versions. Usually the ones shown off around the Holidays are bigger updates.

    2.1 to 2.2 (Froyo) shown at I/O was just features

    2.2 to 2.3 (Gingerbread) was also just a feature update but did slightly overhaul the UI

    2.3 to 3.0 (Honeycomb for tablets) was a major overhaul to get Tablets a suitable UI

    2.3 to 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwhich) was a major overhaul to the UI and features as well as a unification of the OS to work on both tablets and phones without too many fragmented UI features and elements.

    4.0 to 4.1 (Jelly Bean) is rumored to be including a feature that is associated with USB sync, Wifi Direct and a few others (Rumors came from hints given by the mobile panda and some other testers I keep tabs on, some of these testers have had 4.1 since October on the Galaxy Nexus before it even launched on Verizon)

  • Stewie

    WTF with White? Damn ….

  • edmundjones

    It looks like what the Galaxy S3 should have looked like-no buttons!

  • FAKE that looks like the Samsung galaxy s3 with some photoshop work

  • Kazahani

    The 3 dots on the front out this as a fake. The first one would be the camera. Cool. Tablets have those. Second would be ambient light sensor. Cool. Tablets use those too.. But the third one would be a proximity sensor. Tablets don’t have those. Fake.

  • MikeSaver

    This is off topic but does anyone know of a good app that will record outgoing calls on the Samsung Galaxy Nexus? Can’t really find one so thought i would consult all the experts.

  • If it costs less than $250, I’m there.

  • br_hermon

    I’m calling shenanigans here. I could agree with some comments that say the “ear speaker” is actually just a front facing speaker BUT… only one speaker instead of stereo? Couple that with the fact that it’s right next to a camera and presumably a proximity sensor hole? If in fact that’s the camera, that would lead you to believe that the tablet is meant to be held in portrait rather than landscape which is very rare given past experiences with Android Tablets. (this really only make sense if the tablet is intended primarily to be a reader, which would then be held portrait. But I don’t see that happening.) Not to mention, if this picture hasn’t been distorted, then it looks like the screen ratio is something closer to 4:3 rather than 16:9, which again would be very surprising. *edit* (it might be closer to 16:10) Just looking at the front, it just looks like a stretched out Samsung device rather than anything I’ve seen Asus put out. Add all those things up and this just doesn’t make sense.


  • I wish they would leave all one color, or one base with a second color highlighting. I think its fake with the ear piece. But the back is plausible