Gizmodo are reporting that the details for Google’s Nexus 7 tablet have been released, albeit unofficially.

An excerpt claims:

As rumoured, Google’s going to announce a 7-inch, Nexus-branded tablet called the Nexus 7. According to the leak, it’s built by Asus, with a 1.3Ghz quad-core Tegra 3 processor, GeForce 12-core GPU and 1GB of RAM with two different storage variants: 8GB and 16GB.

The Nexus tablet will also feature NFC and run Google Wallet (probably only in the US) and Android Beam.

The screen is an IPS display with a 178-degree viewing angle, running a resolution of 1280 by 800. The device will also sport a 1.2 megapixel front-facing camera. The battery will also give you 9 hours worth of operation.

The 8GB model will set you back $US199 and the 16GB will cost $US249. No word in the document on local prices.

So working on the $1=£1 conversion factor used for most technology pricing, the 16GB will be ~£250.  I also doubt it will have an SD card slot :(.  I am hoping that a 10″ device gets announced shortly, but as soon as the 7″ version is ready for ordering I will place the order immediately!  I cannot wait and at this price it is aimed directly at the Kindle Fire, a market Apple has left open.

I am pretty excited about Google’s first Android tablet, the Google Nexus tablet – which has already slipped initial expected delivery dates and should arrive this summer. I have been putting off getting a tablet so far, mainly due to the cost at the upper end of the market, but I could be tempted if Google can deliver at their promised price point of $200.  So about £200 then on that magical 1:1 currency exchange the technology market seems to use 🙁

Google are now also selling Samsung’s Galaxy Nexus, costing $399 and running Android 4.0.  The curved glass screen looks very interesting and I am pretty sure this could be my next mobile.