Nexus 7 is the newest tablet on the block, powered by Google

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This isn’t what it’s really going to look like, so don’t get excited yet.

Gizmodo Austrailia has gotten ahold of a training document and photos of the soon to be announced Nexus 7, which will be produced by Asus and will run Android OS Jelly Bean.  With Apple making their recent iOS 6 announcement and Microsoft debuting the Surface, Google needs to reveal something to get back in the spotlight and it looks like this will be it.  Check out the specs after the jump.

The tablet will be produced by manufacturer Asus and will be powered by a 1.3 Ghz quad core Tegra 3 processor.  Slightly smaller than an iPad, the Nexus 7 will be a 7 inch tablet, and feature a GeForce 12-core GPU and 1 GB of RAM.  Storage will be available in two varieties, 8 GB and 16 GB.  Expect the Nexus 7 to also feature NFC and use Google Wallet, as well, be most likely only in the U.S.

The tablet will also feature Android Beam and a 1280 by 800 resolution screen, and interestingly enough, will be available for $199 for 8 GB or $249 for 16 GB.  Expect Google to reveal the tablet this week at their I/O conference.

What do you think?  Could THIS be the “iPad killer” the the tech media world seems so hungry for, or does it have another target in mind, like the Kindle Fire?  Sound off in our comments section and let us know!

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