Is this the Android tablet looks like.? New images have leaked that could show what the flagship
The ever-reliable Pocketnow shows off the pictures of the tablet, complete with USB and SD card slot and Android apps.
How new these images are is unclear, as it includes a shortcut to the Android Market, which wasabout a month ago.
The screen is filled with shortcuts to the built-in Android apps created by Google, with none of the extra apps that are often added by tablet manufacturers. That strongly suggests this is a tablet designed to show off the software in its pure unadulterated form, before manufacturers and networks slap a skin and extra apps all over it.
Those flagship devices bear the name Nexus to distinguish them from other Android phones and tablets. The first, the, was branded as a Google phone, so Google has form at sticking its own logo on a device.
A Nexus phone leads each generation of Android. Last year'swas the flagship phone for version 4.0 of Android, known as , while the showed off version 2.3, Gingerbread.
The new tablet will also show off a new version of Android: probably, or the following . Here's our guide to .
Asus is set to be the manufacturer that builds the Nexus slate, and has proved its tablet chops with the excellent. Asus won the gig despite Samsung's having built the last two Nexus phones and Motorola having been absorbed by Google. , which built the only previous Android flagship tablet, the , the first tablet to show off Android version 3.0, Honeycomb.
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