The 7 inch tablet from Google, tentatively named the Nexus 7, is apparently for real. If anyone still has doubts, some images that have appeared that seem to be a demonstration of the tablet’s integrated camera. However, it still may be a rumor, since the pictures that have appeared can all be faked. That said, there is some strong circumstantial evidence that can come to our rescue.
EXIF data of pictures that depict nothing but the ceiling of Google’s Building 44 gives us inconclusive proof that the pictures had been taken by the Nexus 7 tablet. The photographer who took the photograph and distributed it via his Google+ account does have many Google employees in his circle. EXIF data attached to the image was also how the tech world received the first indication of the Google Nexus S a few years ago. This time, it could well be the Google Nexus tablet that we might be looking at.
In any case, the formal launch of the Nexus 7 is being speculated to take place in July, though we can look forward to the device getting unveiled at the Google I/O event scheduled on June 27 at San Francisco. Google has already stoked the interest of many by stating the tablet would be affordably priced at around $150 to $200 a pop while still packing in the best of hardware such as a Tegra 3 heart with Android ICS (or maybe even Android Jelly Bean) as the OS. No doubt a 7 inch tablet at that price point will bring millions more to the Android bandwagon. There have been many rumors, speculations, and leaks, and we are eager for its actual arrival. No doubt there will be millions out there eager to latch on to the Asus Nexus 7 device is it manages to perform adequately at the above mentioned price.