Rumours to date have suggested that Google will not release another 7-inch Nexus tablet and will instead go with a 9-inch Nexus 9 model built by HTC. But that does not mean that it’s done with the smaller form factor. A new FCC filing now confirms this. Documents identify the Google NX-74751 as a new 7-inch tablet.
Going through the various documents, we can tell see that the Google NX74751 will be powered by a NVIDIA Tegra processor. In terms of connectivity, we can expect it to come with LTE (bands 2, 4, 5, 7, 17), WCDMA GSM, dual-band Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and NFC. It will also come with a 2,480mAh battery. Another document indicates that the Google NX74751 will make it to North America.
While it would be easy to jump to the conclusion that Google is in fact readying a 7-inch Nexus tablet, another explanation is more likely. The Google NX74751 is likely none other than the Project Tango tablet announced earlier this year. Google has already indicated that it will go on sale before the end of the year in limited quantities and the FCC filing would suggest that the launch is getting closer. The specifications also match nicely: 7-inch display, NVIDIA Tegra K1 processor,Wi-Fi, Bluetooth LE and 4G LTE.
It all checks out except for one fact: The FCC documents show Compal as the manufacturer. Previously Google has said that it was in discussions with LG to do so. Maybe things have changed on that front.
Source : FCC