The Google Nexus 7 will be Google’s first attempt at breaching the tablet market with its own offering and now details about the 7-inch, $199 Android Tablet have been leaded.
Gizmodo Australia warns potential buyers that the details discovered could be an “elaborate fake” since they were taken from a leaked training document and not tradition leak sources.
According to the leaked document the Asus-built tablet comes with a display resolution of 1280 x 800 pixels while powered by a 1.3Ghz quad-core Tegra 3 processor, GeForce 12-core GPU and 1GB of RAM.
Buyers will reportedly be able to pick up the Nexus 7 for just $199 via an 8GB model and just $249 for a 16GB version. The device will also feature a 1.2-megapixel front-facing camera.
The lower price on the relatively high-end tablet is believed to be an attempt by Google to “jump-start” its tablet business by offering a device comparable to Apple’s iPad line of devices for half the price.
What the leaked training manual did not highlight is the new Google Android OS known as Jelly Bean. Each version of Android has brought with them new features that have appeased critics, if the new tablet debuts with a more powerful OS on a strong quad-care processor it could prove to be the tablet success Google has been hoping for.
It is believed that much like the Amazon Kindle Fire, Google is subsidizing each tablet with the hopes that app and Ebook sales for which Google earns 30% will make up for the company’s loss while etching out market share in the tablet market.