Rumored photos surface of Asus-branded Google Nexus tablet, but something is fishy here
Well, would you look at that? Apparently, PocketNow got a pair of photos emailed to them yesterday of what would appear to be an early press mockup of the rumored upcoming Google Nexus Tablet, made by Asus, that has had the Internet a-buzz as of late. Word has it that the 7-inch Tegra 3-powered slate will ship with an updated version of the Android operating system, and will fall in at an affordable sub-$250 price range.
Now, as for that updated version of Android, we’re not exactly sure what that entails. Rumors of a new flavor, called “Jelly Bean” have been flying around almost as much as those surrounding the Nexus Tablet itself. Originally, it was thought that the version bump would bring us up to Android 5.0, but now there’s talk that it could possibly end up being Android 4.1 instead. Either way, we’re hoping to get more details about the device and the next version of Android at Google I/O, so we’re taking everything as speculation until then or when something else solid is announced.
As for these photos, the back of the tablet definitely looks like it could be legit. I will say, the device almost reminds me of something designed by HTC, rather than Asus, but I won’t discredit the photo because of that. The thing that raises my eyebrow is the mysterious spots on the upper right-hand corner. It kinda looks like a speaker you’d find on a phone, don’t you think?
At any rate, we’re definitely not going to rule this out yet. We’ll simply file it away in our rumor drawer and suggest you do the same. Stay tuned, Androidites. We’ll keep you updated.