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New Nexus 7 all but confirmed

Google's big event next week might have been spoiled early as a prototype Nexus 7 escapes out into the wild.

I thingk have a pretty good idea of what Google's going to announce at its event next week: As if the multitude of leaks and rumors didn't already give it all away, someone appears to have handed Android Central what's likely a prototype of the next Nexus 7. See also: Nexus 7 2 UK release date, price and specs.

See also: New Nexus 7 2 release date, price and specs rumour round-up.

The tablet looks like a much more refined version of the current Nexus 7, with sharper corners and a less rounded back. It includes both a front- and rear-facing camera, which will obviously make all of those people who use tablets as cameras very happy. Android Central isn't all that confident about the specs list that accompanies the slate, but is quick to point out that an S4-powered tablet recently made its way through the FCC so it's possible Google ditched NVIDIA in favor of Qualcomm to power its next tablet.

Unfortunately the damn thing has a PIN lock on it so the Android Central guys weren't able to play much with the software. It appears to run at least Android 4.2.2, judging from the lock screen widgets, but it's entirely possible that the new Nexus 7 will be the first tablet to run Android 4.3. Either way, we have a few days before Google's announcement and you can be sure that I'll be hanging around bars in Mountain View in the hopes of finding some forgotten treasure.


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