Could a mysterious device that popped up on Rightware’s benchmarking powerboard be the upcoming Nexus tablet by Google? Based on the information obtained from the listing, this tablet could indeed be the $199 quad-core tablet that Google and Asus are working.
A device known as Google Asus Nexus 7 popped up on the Righware powerboard. According to the listing, the device features a 1.3GHz NVIDIA Tegra 3 quad-core processor and a 768×1280 display. Although this information alone isn’t a lot, the guys over at Android Police were able to get additional information on the tablet listing that indicates that this is the upcoming Nexus tablet.
Based on the RAW data obtained by Android Police, this tablet could very well go as the Nexus 7. It is running on Android 4.1 (which could be Jelly Bean), and has a codename of Grouper. When it comes to codenames and Nexus devices, Google has a tradition of codenaming their Nexus devices after different type of fish. The Motorola Xoom was known as the Stingray and Wingray; the Nexus One was known as the Mahi-mahi; and the G1 was known as Trout.
The model name Nexus 7, goes in line with what Google is planning on releasing; a 7-inch Nexus tablet.
Last but not least, the build number on this Nexus 7 tablet is JRN51B, with the J being for Jelly Bean. According to the build and SDK versions (which is 4.1), it looks like the next major release of the Android OS will be Android 4.1 Jelly Bean.
Of course, all of this information isn’t official until Google makes it official by announcing things. Until then, we’ll just have to wait for the leaks to slowly trickle in.