Apple may be planning to give the new iPad some attention at WWDC 2012 in a few hours time, but for Android lovers the focus for them is still very much on Google and Asus’s not so secret ‘Nexus’ 7 tablet that is due to hit the market soon.
Although details are being kept silent at the moment, Google has already confirmed its existance by saying at the end of last year that the device would be ‘out within six months’. That initial deadline has now seemingly passed, but with Google and ASUS working behind closed doors to finalize the tablet, some crucial details, or images shall we say may have crept out a little early.
There doesn’t seem to be an instance in the tech world now where a big name product goes completely unnoticed before its eventual reveal. We’ve seen time and time again how Apple’s products always seem to be leaked, while new Android phones are often seen weeks, sometimes even months before a manufacturer has the chance to unveil it themselves.
While it may seem a little bit harsh on those building the device, Android fans can’t hide their excitement in finding out any gossip on future devices before they are supposed to come out. In this instance, take a look at these supposed leaked images of Google’s upcoming Nexus tablet, which have been obtained by those folks over at Phone Arena.
We have two high quality images on show, one of the front and one of the back – both of which are claimed to be official press images. If these are real, it means that we may only see one iteration of the Nexus tablet, one which will come with a combination of color schemes – a white glossy finish on the front, complete with a grey and black ‘HTC-style’ design on the back. Our first impressions is we like it a lot, although we would be a little surprised if Google don’t follow Apple’s traditional iPad pattern of having both a black and white model available at launch.
Aside from the images, we’re also hearing of ‘another’ confirmation that the Nexus tablet will be shipping with Android 4.1 Jelly Bean. The device kind of looks like a glorified Galaxy Note doesn’t it? Also, what are your thoughts on the dual-branding seen on the back – using up too much space for your liking, or is it fine? Once again, these pictures are not confirmed, but we wouldn’t mind it if they were. It looks rather nice from our point of view. Let us know if you agree in the comments.