Asus employee confirms 7in Google Nexus tablet

Asus and Google have partnered to develop the forthcoming Google Nexus tablet, an Asus representative has confirmed.

Speaking anonymously to Android Authority at Computex in Taipei, the rep described the tablet as "awesome" and said it would be launched by the end of June. That tidbit is in line with the rumours of a launch at Google's annual developer conference, Google I/O, in San Francisco at the end of June.

The device, which has garnered much speculation over the last few months, is likely to be a 7in tablet manufactured by Asus. It will be powered by Nvidia's quad-core Tegra 3 processor, the same CPU that can be found under the hood of Asus' Transformer Prime and Tablet 600 tablet/laptop hybrids. The tablet is expected to ship with 1GB RAM, a screen resolution of 1,280 x 768 pixels and either an updated version of Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich or the yet-to-be-revealed Android 5.0 Jelly Bean.

Recently leaked images of the Google Nexus tablet revealed a sleek, two-tone tablet.

Pricing is rumoured to be in the $150 - $250 (£95 - £160) range, a strategic move that would make competing with Apple's iPad more feasible.

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