Asus-made Google Nexus 7 tablet shows up in benchmark running Android 4.1 Jelly Bean

The oft-rumored Asus-made Google Nexus tablet has apparently appeared in a set of benchmark results. This may be the first actual confirmation that such a device exists and is due to be announced soon, or it could be just a prank. Spoofing benchmarks isn’t impossible.

That said, after the many rumors we’ve heard about the Nexus tablet, we incline to think this may be real. There probably has to be some truth behind all the rumors.

So what does the benchmark tell us? First of all, that Android Jelly Bean will be Android 4.1, and not 5.0 like previously thought. That could mean two things: first, that it won’t be anything other than an incremental update compared to Android 4.0, and it won’t be as ‘revolutionary’ as that version was compared to its predecessor; and second, that Jelly Bean may get unveiled soon – perhaps even next month during Google’s annual developer event dubbed I/O. That’s because if this isn’t a ‘big’ update, it probably didn’t take Google that much time working on it, so an early presentation could be in store at I/O. That said, when exactly the first shipping device running Jelly Bean will be out remains to be seen.

Which brings us back to the Asus-made Nexus tablet. It will apparently be called Nexus 7, which is probably indicative of its size. Its screen resolution is 1280×768, and it has a quad-core 1.3 GHz Nvidia Tegra 3 processor. The CPU itself isn’t news, since basically all Google tablet-related rumors (except one) said that Nvidia’s latest and greatest would be in there.

At this rate of leaks coming out about this tablet, do expect it to be announced pretty soon. In the meantime, enjoy all the speculation!

Via Android Police

Author: Vlad Bobleanta

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