Google's Nexus 7 tablet image leaks onto the Web

The company has a banner for the Nexus 7 on its site, despite not yet announcing the device at its Google I/O Conference.

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Update 10:32 a.m. PT to include mention of the Nexus 7's launch.

Looking for more proof that Google is launching a tablet at its I/O Conference today?

A tipster told The Verge today that if users try changing a URL on Google's Play Store, they'll be able to see a banner showing off the Nexus 7 tablet. The banner shows the back, front, and side of the device, which is flanked by a "Nexus 7" logo.

Google has for months been rumored to be launching a tablet. The company has reportedly partnered with Asus on it, and will price the device at a level that will help it compete against the $199 Amazon Kindle Fire . It's believed that the Nexus 7 will come with a 7-inch screen.

Google is expected to unveil full details on the Nexus 7 today at its I/O Conference keynote.

Update: The Nexus 7 tablet was unveiled today at the Google I/O Conference. As previously reported, the device was built by Asus and comes with a 7-inch 1,280 x 800 HD display. According to Google, it's running the Tegra 3 processor, and has a front-facing camera for video chatting. Wi-Fi connectivity, as well as Bluetooth and near-field communication support are also included in the device.

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