Android Police has turned up a CPU benchmark test posted to the Rightware website. A tablet which is identified as Asus Google Nexus 7 was tested in the p[ast few days. According to the data picked up by the benchmarking app, Google’s new tablet is going to be called the Nexus 7. It is indeed made by Asus.
It’s running a not yet released version of Android, 4.1 Jelly Bean, on a 1.3GHz quad-core NVidia Tegra 3 CPU. There’s no clear indication of screen size, but given the name it is almost certainly a 7″ tablet with a resolution of 768×1280.
But you don’t have to rely completely on that benchmark test. Android Police also went digging through their server logs and turned up evidence that they’d been visited by this tablet.
There’s no info yet on the camera, Bluetooth, or connectivity, but the CPU raises some interesting questions. Past rumors have said that this tablet would cost $150. If the rest of the components match the price tag of the CPU then I don’t see how that would be possible. This is like going to be a premium tablet; that we can tell from the CPU. My guess is that the Nexus 7 will likely cost $250 to $300. It could be more, but at that price it will be a killer tablet.
This tablet is also being tipped to launch in July at Google IO. Right now I’m hoping it won’t because I went against the Digitimes following flock of sheep that is the tech blogosphere and. But it looks like I’m going to be wrong.