Rumor: Is this the upcoming Google Nexus tablet?

Check out this picture that the guys over at Pocket Now got their hands on. Although we don’t quite know what it is, Pocket Now says that this tablet could be Google’s upcoming Nexus Tablet. As you’ve probably heard by now, Google is working on a Nexus tablet, that will hopefully become the reference tablet for future tablets running the latest version of Google’s Android operating system. Think of the Nexus tablet like the Nexus line of phones. A tablet, designed with Google’s input, built by one of the OEMS, and running the purest form of Android.

Like I said before, although we don’t know for sure what the above tablet is, there’s a possibility that it could be Google’s Nexus tablet. So, what makes Pocket Now believe that this could be the Nexus tablet? A couple things:

  1. The tablet’s home screen shows nothing but Google products. There’s no Touchwhiz, no Sense UI, just straight Android 4.0 with nothing but Google services on the home screen.
  2. The second clue, that this could be Google’s Nexus tablet has to do with the timestamp on the device. If you look closely, the time on the pictured tablet is 4:00, the same time that is shown on the renders of the last Nexus device, the Samsung Galaxy Nexus.

Before you get all excited, or disappointed, know that this is pure speculation and that nothing has been confirmed. There are some suspicious things about the render. For one, tablet appears to be a 10-inch model, although it is said that Google’s Nexus tablet will feature a 7-inch display. Second, there’s still an icon for the old Android Market instead of the new Google Play store.

So, is this going to be the first Google Nexus tablet? let us know by dropping a comment below.

Jonathan converted to the Android platform from Blackberry with the original Motorola Droid. He currently has a Samsung Galaxy Nexus complete with Android 4.1 Jelly Bean on Verizon Wireless, a Motorola Xoom, and a Kindle Fire. Besides keeping up with Android news, he enjoys spending time with his family, gaming, reading, and computers. Google+

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