There’s been a lot of talk lately that Google would be expanding their popular Nexus line this year with its first tablet. What we have today is another leak to add to the ever growing pile of rumors, although things are starting to come together. Just like recent reports, this appears to be made by ASUS, branded by Google, and comes in a 7-inch form factor.

Now this is obviously still a rumor, and these images are fuzzy computer screen press images according to the leakster that provided them to PhoneArena — so take from them what you will. The back of the tablet pictured above looks reasonable, and features a two-tone color scheme and plastic top to most likely improve the WiFi signal, appears to have a large rear camera, and volume rockers on the side. The picture you see below is the odd part of the leak if you ask us.

The front of the rumored Nexus Tablet looks more like an over-sized Samsung Galaxy Note, not something from ASUS. Add in the fact it has a earpiece (or an odd looking speaker grill) I’m not quite sold yet and have my doubts. The source of the pictures claimed what we’ve already been hearing. And that is the tablet will be powered by NVIDIA’s KAI Tegra 3 quad-core processor, 1GB of RAM, and oddly enough running Android 4.1 for the OS. There wasn’t a clarification if that was Jelly Bean, or just an improvement over Ice Cream Sandwich. If the past rumors are accurate this slate could be available in late July for around $199.

Pretty interesting leak we have on our hands here. With Google I/O just weeks away, where we expect Google and ASUS to unveil the rumored tablet, we’ll all know soon enough. For everything we’ve seen or heard on the Nexus Tablet hit the various links below, then stay tuned for more details that I’m sure will be coming shortly. We’ll be live from Google I/O too so check back soon.

[via Androidandme]

  • firethorn

    I don’t like the look for a 7+” tablet. For a smartlet like the Note it makes some sense but I can’t see anyone honestly using an almost fully grown tablet as a regular phone.

    If this is indeed how the Nexus tablet device will look like (and I’m not convinced it will) then reviews are going to have to be *very* favorable for me to consider a purchase.

  • can barely make out the pixelized text. “Confidential _____ proposed ID #xxxxxxxx” Possible Backsomething, backsplash, backpanel….something like that. Not that any of that means anything to anyone. I’m excited. Never was interested in those 10″ tablets, and phones are slightly too small (I have a GNex). But it’s definitely a winner in the market that Apple refuses to acknowledge!

  • Would be nice to see tablets with 4gb of ram (and quad core processors) already.. laptops already sport 8gb in the mainstream lineup plus 1gb dedicated video memory)

  • Nick

    why arent we seeing the same specs from ultrabooks in tablets yet, i dont see whats stopping them?

    • DrewNusser

      Ultrabook specs in a tablet would probably cost up around $1000. We’ll be seeing them with Windows 8.

  • Tyler Mcbride

    cant wait for Google I/O chrome OS google TV android jelly bean and this the nexus tablet