Jun 18 AT 8:36 AM Anthony Domanico 22 Comments

Nexus 7 makes an appearance in Picasa Web Albums

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In case any of you curmudgeons were still doubting the existence of a 7″ Nexus Tablet, more evidence is mounting for the soon to be announced slate. A picture of a ceiling was taken from inside Google’s Building 44, and EXIF data suggests the pictures were taken from a device named Nexus 7. While EXIF data are easy to manipulate, The Verge suggests the pictures are likely legitimate when you consider that the photographer’s Google+ account has several other Google employees in his circles.

The Nexus 7 should be making an appearance at Google I/O later this month, with a widespread release slated for July. With the Nexus 7, Google is hoping to get more users to adopt Android tablets by offering high-range components with a $150-200 pricetag. We’ll be bringing you all the news, Nexus 7 and otherwise, from Google I/O, set for June 27th in San Francisco.

Via: HD Blog

Source: Picasa Web

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  • Ryan

    Definitely looking forward to an announcement and hoping the rumors of price hold true. I would totally throw my Xoom on eBay.

    • http://theinternet-allofit.blogspot.com Jorge Branco

      From what I’ve read of the zoom I’m surprised you haven’t thrown it at something already

      • http://ArtisticAbode.com BetterWithRoot

        As an owner of the US Wifi Xoom, I haven’t had any troubles. I got the ICS update from Google rather quickly. I hear the bad stuff about the UK & VZW variants. I use it for gaming, media consumption and navigation. I took it to a conference with me and took notes with it. When it first came out it was buggy, but that was also due to HC. Now that it’s rocking the ICS(4.04) it’s really smooth and the usability is top notch.

      • redraider133

        the wifi version gets updates quicker, no waiting for the carrier approval and hold up. The wifi only xoom had ICS months before the verizon version did.

    • http://theinternet-allofit.blogspot.com Jorge Branco

      From what I’ve read of the zoom I’m surprised you haven’t thrown it (at something) already

  • spazby

    can’t wait for the final specs and price

  • BiGMERF

    I have been buying 20 dollar best buy cards for the past month.. Im up to 80 bucks toward this Device.. It will be MINES day 1!

    • http://ArtisticAbode.com BetterWithRoot

      That’s a great way to do a pre-purchase plan!

    • mipd1980

      Awesome I have two 25 dollar ones I got one for my Birthday and one for fathers day….So I’m almost there too.

  • h0ruza

    Roll on next Wednesday :)

  • AppleFUD

    Google. . . please get integrated VOIP into these things! You purchased Gizmo5 for a reason?!?!? I’m going to mention this on all Nexus articles from now on till Google goes it :)

    • kazahani

      Good idea. I bet they will totally listen to you…

  • jonathan3579

    Considering I don’t have a tablet… this is a very long waiting game, lol.

  • rantmo

    The wait for this damn thing is driving me batty.

  • david

    I’m buying this for my kids and me.

  • Max.Steel

    Until Google gets more content partners on board, this will just be “another tablet”.

    • dVyper

      Indeed. How can they improved what they already have? I’m yawnin already.

    • http://ArtisticAbode.com BetterWithRoot

      What content partners would you like to see?

      I think the price point of 200$ and a Tegra3 chip makes this more than “another tablet”. Look at sales of the Kindle Fire. When tablets can hit that magic price point people jump on board. Updates direct from Google along with all the GAPPS. I am sure since it’s coming from ASUS the screen tech will be nice. I think that Google is trying hard to push it’s tablet market. I believe the main way to do that is through price and quality. I wonder what they are going to leave out. Will there be bluetooth, 8 gigs of space, SD slot, etc. I however don’t think the average consumer will notice these things. They will see 200$ + Google’s name = Win. These are going to be huge for the holiday season. Come out in summer, get some people to early adopt, then watch as people wish for these on their lists during the holiday season.

      This is the tablet us power users are going to recommend to their family and friends. Great form factor and price make this a no brainer for the average market. People are becoming more familiar with Android from their phones (50+% market share), and I feel they will be less hesitant to take the plunge into the tablet foray if they already know their way around the OS.

  • Droidberg

    NEXUS 4LIFE!!! .. i literally can’t freaking wait for this to come out.. i will have mula for it midnight launch.. wooooohooooooo!!!

  • A.Woodbury

    Finally a budget tablet worth talking about! This is excitint news.

  • txbluesman

    I am still patiently waiting, but please hurry!

  • DanielM

    Just sold my htc flyer so it better have been worth it. I wonder how the price was kept so low though. Expandable memory is one thing probably. I would be shocked to see more than 4gb. That being said, it will probably be expandable. One thing that I’ll be interested in is if it will have a metal body

  1. RyanGuest 3 years ago

    Definitely looking forward to an announcement and hoping the rumors of price hold true. I would totally throw my Xoom on eBay.

    • From what I’ve read of the zoom I’m surprised you haven’t thrown it at something already

      • As an owner of the US Wifi Xoom, I haven’t had any troubles. I got the ICS update from Google rather quickly. I hear the bad stuff about the UK & VZW variants. I use it for gaming, media consumption and navigation. I took it to a conference with me and took notes with it. When it first came out it was buggy, but that was also due to HC. Now that it’s rocking the ICS(4.04) it’s really smooth and the usability is top notch.

      • the wifi version gets updates quicker, no waiting for the carrier approval and hold up. The wifi only xoom had ICS months before the verizon version did.

    • From what I’ve read of the zoom I’m surprised you haven’t thrown it (at something) already

  2. can’t wait for the final specs and price

  3. I have been buying 20 dollar best buy cards for the past month.. Im up to 80 bucks toward this Device.. It will be MINES day 1!

  4. Roll on next Wednesday :)

  5. AppleFUDGuest 3 years ago

    Google. . . please get integrated VOIP into these things! You purchased Gizmo5 for a reason?!?!? I’m going to mention this on all Nexus articles from now on till Google goes it :)

  6. Considering I don’t have a tablet… this is a very long waiting game, lol.

  7. The wait for this damn thing is driving me batty.

  8. davidGuest 3 years ago

    I’m buying this for my kids and me.

  9. Until Google gets more content partners on board, this will just be “another tablet”.

    • Indeed. How can they improved what they already have? I’m yawnin already.

    • What content partners would you like to see?

      I think the price point of 200$ and a Tegra3 chip makes this more than “another tablet”. Look at sales of the Kindle Fire. When tablets can hit that magic price point people jump on board. Updates direct from Google along with all the GAPPS. I am sure since it’s coming from ASUS the screen tech will be nice. I think that Google is trying hard to push it’s tablet market. I believe the main way to do that is through price and quality. I wonder what they are going to leave out. Will there be bluetooth, 8 gigs of space, SD slot, etc. I however don’t think the average consumer will notice these things. They will see 200$ + Google’s name = Win. These are going to be huge for the holiday season. Come out in summer, get some people to early adopt, then watch as people wish for these on their lists during the holiday season.

      This is the tablet us power users are going to recommend to their family and friends. Great form factor and price make this a no brainer for the average market. People are becoming more familiar with Android from their phones (50+% market share), and I feel they will be less hesitant to take the plunge into the tablet foray if they already know their way around the OS.

  10. NEXUS 4LIFE!!! .. i literally can’t freaking wait for this to come out.. i will have mula for it midnight launch.. wooooohooooooo!!!

  11. Finally a budget tablet worth talking about! This is excitint news.

  12. I am still patiently waiting, but please hurry!

  13. DanielMGuest 3 years ago

    Just sold my htc flyer so it better have been worth it. I wonder how the price was kept so low though. Expandable memory is one thing probably. I would be shocked to see more than 4gb. That being said, it will probably be expandable. One thing that I’ll be interested in is if it will have a metal body