There have been teases here and there that Google's Nexus 7 was going to get a full, official accessory treatment from ASUS, but actual details have been scarce. Consider ASUS' cover blown, almost literally. Presentation files finding their way to Nordic Hardware show the known Smart Case-like, $20 Travel Cover that's already lurking on the ASUS and Google websites, but they also spoil a leather Premium Cover that will reportedly cost $40. As for a cradle to round out the set? While the company had previously confirmed that a dock was coming, we're now getting a glimpse of the $50 Nexus Dock's super-simple wedge design and audio output. With the exception of the Travel Cover, the accessory bonanza is pegged by the slides as arriving in late August -- just in time for that last-gasp summer vacation.
Update: Nordic Hardware has since taken down its original post "at the request" of an unnamed party.
- Key specs
- Form factor Tablet
- Operating system Android (Jelly Bean [4.3])
- Screen size 7 inches
- Storage type Internal storage (16 GB, Flash)
- Camera (integrated) 5 megapixels
- Dimensions 7.87 x 4.49 x 0.34 in
- Weight 10.23 oz
- Released 2013-07-26
Google Android 6.0