This is rather intriguing: we love a good mystery just about as much as the next guy does, and this one seems to take the cake. We’ve received word that a rather strange 7-inch tablet has received FCC certification in the States – and has done so under Google’s aegis. We really think you should head on down to find out more about this mysterious Google tablet!
Curiouser and curiouser
The FCC listing is for a 7-inch device that’s powered by an NVIDIA Tegra chip. It also boasts global roaming with LTE – according to our source, it supports bands 2, 4, 5, 7 and 17.
Plus – and here’s quite probably the strangest part – it apparently has a battery that’s made by LG and which is quite a bit less powerful than can be expected for a tablet in this day and age. How weak is this battery? According to the listing, it’s all of 2,480 mAh. Sort of wimpy, especially considering that the current generation Nexus 7 has a battery that’s only a hair under 4,000 mAh.
As our source reveals, it falls under FCC ID A4R-NX74751, so those of you who might be inclined to take a look for yourselves (and we feel certain there are many of you), this is your cue to take a peek at this Google tablet!
The next Nexus 7?
While reading the report we couldn’t help but think whether this could be the next-generation Nexus 7. There’s more than one indication that this could be the new Nexus 7: the applicant listed is Google and this is going to be a 7-inch tablet – what else could it be?
Additionally, this device needs to be seen against the backdrop of the other Nexus tablet-focused leaks we told you about previously – the Nexus 9, the “Nexus Foo”, and the “Volantis”, “Nexus 8.9” or “Flounder”. The last one in particular sounds quite mouthwatering – in a nutshell, if it’s for real, it’s going to be a powerhouse with a bright, beautiful screen – just the device for the Android fan who doesn’t want a Samsung Galaxy Tab. (No surprise if you believe the related rumor that this will be the launch device for Android L when it drops – purportedly – in Q4 2014.)
So where does that leave us? We’re not sure exactly. Let’s wait and see what else surfaces about this mysterious Google tablet – we’ll get back to you, yes?