Google has had its flagship Nexus-brand smartphones for a long time now. It released its Google-branded, but HTC-manufactured Nexus One in 2010, which turned out to be a great hit. Later, it came out with the Samsung-manufactured Nexus S and the Galaxy Nexus. Nexus phones run pure Android. There are no manufacturer modifications, similar to Apple's products and Microsoft's Signature PCs.
There have been rumors for a while that it will release a Nexus-branded tablet. Giz Australia says that the Nexus tablet to be announced at the I/O conference will have the following features:
- It will be called Nexus 7 and will be manufactured by Asus.
- It will have a 1.3 GHz quad-core Tegra 3 processor, 1 GB RAM and a GeForce 12-core graphics processor.
- It will feature NFC, which will allow Google Wallet (probably in the US only) and Android Beam.
- It will have a 7-inch IPS display with a 178 degree viewing angle and a 1280x800 resolution.
- It will have a 1.2 megapixel front-facing camera and a 9-hour battery life.
I am doubtful if it will compete with the Apple iPad. Nexus products have been very popular, and this is an okay tablet in my opinion. I think it is a worthy Kindle Fire competitor.
[via Gizmodo Australia]