Google’s Nexustablet will offerAndroid 4.1 Jelly Bean, a 1280×800 IPS display, and other beefy specs, at least according to one source.
Nexus tablet this week at its Google we/O conference in San Francisco, according to training documents viewed by Gizmodo Australia.
But until then, the folks at Gizmodo Australia got their hands on an alleged training document that reveals key details about the device.
The 7 inch tablet will be the first to run the latest flavor of Android 4.1, aka Jelly Bean, according to the report.
The long awaited Infinity maintains the slim, stylish, multipurpose tradition of its predecessor, the Asus Transformer Prime, while bringing an improved Nvidia Tegra 3 processor and a 1920 by 1200 pixel display along for the ride.
The IPS (in plane switching) display will offer a 178 degree viewing angle with a resolution of 1280×800 pixels.
Like the Prime, the Infinity has a rear 8 megapixel camera, but now the camera has a slightly wider aperture for low light shooting, f2.2 instead of the Prime’s f2.4.
The usual Wi Fi a/b/g/n is part of the package, but Google is upping the ante by including NFC support as well as Google Wallet (at least in the US).
Tapping into near field communication will be Android Beam, a program that lets users share contacts, directions, Web pages, apps, and other content with other NFC equipped Android devices.
The officially supported integrated development environment is Eclipse using the Android Development Tools Plugin, though developers may use any text editor to edit Java and XML files then use command line tools to create, build and debug Android applications as well as control attached Android devices (e.g.
An 8GB model will cost $199, while the 16GB version will ring in at $249, according to Gizmodo Australia.
Gizmodo Australia cautions that the training document could always be a fake.
But other reports have cited the upcoming Google Nexus tablet with several of the same specs.
Bad news for Android partnersWhat we might get for Android at Google we/O 2012If the pricing and other details are true, Google stands to shake up the Android tablet landscape.
The decision not to reiterate the iPad versionof the popular app for Android tablet devices is another indication of limited confidence among developers in the viability of the Google OS on larger screens.
That makes the Infinity one of the lightest and slimmest Android tablets on the market today.
The iPad’s 2048 by 1536 pixel resolution delivers an even higher pixel density of 264 pixels per inch, but the difference in screen quality between the iPad and the two Android tablets was not overwhelmingly obvious.
We should know more details later this week assuming Google takes the wraps off the new tablet.
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