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Google’s First Branded Tablet To Be A 7-inch Quad-Core ASUS Tablet?

Asus logo metalThe first Google Nexus tablet looks like it will be a 7-inch Asus produced device with a NVIDIA Tegra 3 quad-core processor. Specifications posted online for a tablet being refereed to as “Google Asus Nexus 7″ have led many to believe that Asus has been selected to manufacturer the first Nexus tablet.

According to a Rightware.com product listing the Google Asus Nexus 7 is set to have a 7-inch 1280×768 resolution touch display, run Android OS, and feature the Nvidia Tegra 3 quad-core 1.3 GHz ARM Cortex-A9 based processing chip with Nvidia ULP GeForce graphics.

Old Rumors

In late December of 2011 Google Executive Eric Schmidt promised that his company would have a tablet ready for market in the next six months that was “of the highest quality”. If you count from December of 2011 this month, May 2012, is the sixth month. However just in-case Schmidt meant for everyone to start counting in January of 2012 the sixth moth will be June 2012, or simply next month.

Since the comment from Schmidt Google has gone on and said nothing of tablets. The company instead moved on to their third Nexus branded smartphone with the Samsung Galaxy Nexus.

Although no officials from Google have said anything about a Nexus tablet the rumor mill has been getting all sorts of anonymous tips about a 7-inch Nexus tablet that is supposed to be coming soon. In March of this year many news sites reported that Taiwanese electronics maker Asustek Computer Inc. would be working with Google on a Nexus tablet based on a 7-inch Asus tablet design. At the time April 2012 was the reported launch month for the Google, Asus tablet.

Ultimately we’re just going to have to wait and see if Asus and Google announce a 7-inch Nexus tablet in the next couple of months. If they planned to do it this month we would have already heard about it, there are only a few more days left in May 2012. Google and Asus will probably have something for us at the Computex 2012 trade show in Taipei, Taiwan which is supposed to start on June 5th and run through June 9th.

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