The story in the wind is that Google was jealous about the Amazon’s Kindle Fire despite the rig bringing more momentum for android platform in the market, since Amazon has altered the ecosystem of the platform cutting Google off the financial benefits of the growth.
The speculation was rife that the search god is collaborating with Asus to make a cheap Android tablet for $199 under the Nexus brand, hoping to repeat the Kindle Fire success story.
Though official information on the upcoming device is very thin from Asus or Google, now leaked information found online gives us a good idea about the device and its specs.
The beans have been spilled this time by a benchmark testing site – the Rightware benchmark result site.
The site has listed a hitherto unknown device in the name Google Asus Nexus 7 in its benchmark results. Apparently, earlier rumors have indicated that Google is aiming at making a 7 incher tablet which makes the Nexus 7 name more reliable.
The rig is shown to be sporting a1.3 GHz NVIDIA Tegra 3 quad core chip. The information on the benchmarking site also shows that the device packs a 768 x 1280 resolution display and an NVIDIA ULP GeForce chip for crunching down the graphic content.
As per leaked info, the project is known as ‘grouper’ among Google circles has the build number JRN51B. While J stands for Jelly Bean, other information available with the leak in the form of codes suggest that Jelly Bean will not be Android 5.0 as widely speculated, but Android 4.1.
Well, for price info and shipping details we should wait for Google announcement.