Nexus 7 tablet outed by benchmark test

The rumour mill regarding the proposed Google tablet has stepped up a gear of late, with the latest news effectively confirming both the tablet and the operating system.

A tablet is said to be launching at the end of June, with all evidence pointing to an Asus-made device with a $200 price tag, although other details remained vague, right down to the version of Android it will be running.

But now, a benchmark test has given us further insight into Google's next piece of hardware. The codename is 'Grouper', but the model number given is Nexus 7, the likely launch name and further indication that this is a seven-inch tablet.

A resolution of 768×1280 pixels was given for the screen, with a 1.3GHz quad-core Nvidia Tegra 3 processor also listed. Interestingly, an Android version of 4.1 is listed, but with a build number of JRN51B. The 'J' is said to stand for Jelly Bean, indicating that the next version of Android will not be 5.0, but 4.1 Jelly Bean.

All of which leaves a few gaps to be filled, but in truth, not too many. Except, perhaps, the fineprint of just what Jelly Bean will offer on a tablet. Not long to wait. If the rumours hold true, all will be revealed in around a month's time.

Source: Pocketnow

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