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Google Nexus 7 rumor mill churns out leaked photos

Ahead of a mysterious event next week with a Google Android exec, Android Central leaks images and video said to be of the next generation of the pure Android tablet.

Android Central/Screenshot by Joan E. Solsman/CNET

If there wasn't enough fanning the Google rumor flames, Android Central posted pictures and video of what it purports to be the likely successor to Google's Nexus 7.

Members of the press received an invitation to a Google event next week, with the only hint about the subject being a host in Sundar Pichai, the head of Android. He took over Android chief Andy Rubin's role when Rubin took on new projects.

Rumors and images were already circulating around a Nexus 7 tablet successor, and the event may be just the way Google decides to unveil it.

The latest images, which have been slightly altered to protect their source referred to as "Brett," show a device with Nexus emblazoned on the back beneath a spec sticker, but there's no telling if this is a prototype, a final product, if the specs are accurate, and so on.

Android Central

Whatever this thing is, it's said to be manufactured by Asus, as the original was. It has two cameras, a Qualcomm APQ8064 motherboard with a Snapdragon S4 pro processor, 4 gigabytes of DDR3L RAM, and stereo speakers.

If this turns out to be the heir to Nexus 7's crown, it still looks a little chubby compared with an iPad Mini.

But a screenshot adds 5 pounds -- isn't that what they always say?

Here's another image of the device, perhaps a little clearer:

Image of alleged Nexus 7.