Leaked Render of Google Nexus Tablet by Asus or Toshiba?

And so the rumor train continues. We all know that Google already has an official Nexus line of smartphones with the Galaxy Nexus from Samsung being the most recent iteration. While there are plenty of Android tablets out there already, like the Asus Eee Pad Transformer, there isn’t an official Google Nexus tablet yet. But that’s supposed to change in the next few months.

Rumors have been swirling about the possibility of a Nexus Tablet for some time now and the latest rumors point toward an Asus-made tablet that will carry the Nexus moniker. The idea is that this tablet would sell at around the $199 price point, moving down from the previously rumored Tegra 3 processor to something more affordable. What we see here is a possible leaked render of the upcoming device.

This leak lends us to believe that the tablet will ship with a “naked” version of Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, unlike the skinned Android experience you’d get with something like the Galaxy Note or Motorola Xoom. That follows the Nexus protocol, but earlier rumors indicated a 7-inch tablet. Based on the dimensions of the icons and the relative size of the ports, this looks more like a 10.1-inch tablet. It’s possible that two versions are being developed, but only one can really be the official Google Nexus tablet, right?

The other thing is that the design doesn’t quite look like an Asus-made Android device, instead looking more like a Toshiba tablet, especially with the bright red wallpaper. These are minor details, but they could point toward a shift to a different OEM. We also notice that the “Market” icon has not been replaced with Google Play, though that could just mean this is an older render.

What do you think? Is this the Nexus Tablet? If it does indeed sell for $199, would you buy it?


Source: PocketNow

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