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Leak: Google's Nexus 7 Tablet to Launch at $199

Google is largely expected to introduce a brand new addition to its Nexus line and its very first tablet at Google I/O this week. However, despite the fact that day one of Google I/O is still a couple of days away, it looks like we won't have to wait to get our first glimpse of the Nexus 7 tablet. Gizmodo Australia is today claiming to have seen a training document featuring the Asus Nexus 7. The document details what's inside the Nexus 7 as well as how much Google plans to charge for the device.

Matching what we'd heard before, the 7-inch, Nexus tablet will carry the rather plain 'Nexus 7' and will be manufactured by Asus. The document also reveals that we can expect a 1280x800 IPS display, quad-core Tegra 3 CPU (1.3GHz), 12-core GeForce graphics, 1GB of RAM, a choice of either 8GB or 16GB of storage, NFC, Google Wallet, and a 1.2 megapixel front-facing camera.

Of course, one of the more prevalent rumors about this Nexus tablet is that Google intends to take on Amazon's ultra-cheap Kindle Fire and price the tablet directly in line with the etail giant's cheap-as-chips offering. Sure enough, the document Giz Australia laid eyes on says the 8GB model will cost $199. If you want the 16GB model, you can expect to pay $50 more, as the tablet is priced at $249.

As far as OS is concerned, word has it the Nexus 7 will run on Android Jelly Bean, also known as Android 4.1. The current release of Android, Ice Cream Sandwich, is release number 4.0.4.

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