It all started with a Tweet. “Locked and loaded, ready to play: we’ve started shippinh Nexus 7 pre orders today”.
One line which will start so much furious checking of emails, credit cards and most importantly, mail boxes!
The Google Nexus 7 Tablet was announced at Google I/O 2012 and is a 7″ Tegra 3 Tablet produced in partnership with Asus.
The pre ordered tablets should be showing up any time soon though as looking on Google’s shipping page reads:
“All packages will arrive via FedEx within 3 – 5 business days of your order. Once your order has been shipped, you will receive an email notification with a FedEx tracking number. Your estimated time of delivery will be determined at the point that your order has been processed and shipped. It may take 24 hours for the FedEx package tracking to return any information for your tracking number.
If you have not received a package tracking number after 2 business days have passed, please contact our support team.”
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As reported earlier by the team at Gizmodo Australia, this is the widely rumoured Google Nexus Tablet.
A highly reported and anticipated product, as it marks the first time Google have put their name to a tablet, following in the name sake of the Nexus family of Google branded mobile phones.
It is also an important step for the online Giant to be putting its name to Hardware as aswell as Software, a move towards integration of the two Worlds as we are also seeing from Microsoft with the Surface tablet and of course Apple.
Pricing is expected to be at the USD$199 price point for the 8GB version and possibly around the USD$250 price point for a 16GB model.
Full specifications and pricing will be detailed at Google I/O 2012 running from June 27th to 29th in San Francisco.
Here is what we do know so far though, courtesy of some leaked benchmarking screenshots:
We are anticipating the Nexus Tablet to be the World’s first launch of the new Android 4.1 Jelly Bean operating system which combined with the Quad Core Tegra 3 processor and A9 GPU, will be a real screamer.
The tablet is also anticipated initially to launch in wifi only models, with 3G or LTE variants coming online later in the product’s lifespan.
Certainly we are anticipating this to be a landmark release for Google, and also Asus who will be the manufacturing partner.
We will bring you more up to date news on the release once confirmed at I/O in the next day or two.
Well there you have it, straight from the, err, Android’s mouth! As snapped by an avid Android fan on Google’s very own hardware site is a Galaxy Nexus soon to be sporting Jelly Bean.
In typical Android fashion, the Galaxy Nexus will be the very first to don the latest clothes from Google (still makes us want a Nexus dammit!).
One thing that is a little odd though, is that Google have not made an entire version jump with Jelly Bean. One would have expected Jelly Bean to be Android 4.0, as in previous iterations of the popular mobile OS.
Although, Eclair was 2.0 and Froyo 2.1 and Gingerbread 2.3. It wasn’t until Honeycomb (tablet only) that Android made the jump to 3.0 then Ice Cream Sandwich saw the leap to 4.0.
Details are not yet clear of what to expect from Jelly Bean as leaks have been pretty well contained this time round, however we don’t have long to go as we would anticipate Jelly Bean to be released at Google I/O 2012, this time next week!
There have also been suggestions that Google I/O could also see the launch of the Android/ Google Vanilla tablet codenamed Nexus Tablet. Nexus is widely rumoured to be a Vanilla Jelly Bean 7″ Tablet, manufactured by Asus.
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