Claiming to have received the specifications as part of a leaked ‘training document’, Gizmodo Australia says that the Google tablet will, as expected, run Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, sport Nvidia’s quad-core Tegra 3 processor (1.3GHz), and come with 8GB or 16GB of memory.
The source – which also claims to have received a picture of the tablet (above) – goes onto suggest that the tablet will have an 7-inch IPS display with a resolution 1280 x 800, a front-facing 1.2MP camera and NFC connectivity with Google Wallet and Google Beam.
Furthermore, it has been claimed that the tablet will boast an impressive nine-hour battery life, and that prices will start from $199 for the 8GB model and go up to a reasonable $249 for the 16GB edition.
Should these rumors turn out to be true, it would certainly make Google’s tablet much more of a competitor to Amazon’s Kindle Fire, than Apple’s iPad, although Apple itself is rumored to be making a cheaper, 7-inch iPad in an attempt to kill off its Android rivals.
TabTimes will be covering Google’s I/O developer conference from Wednesday this week, so stay tuned for Google news and analysis from the show.