What do we have here? Ok, don’t answer that. It’s a rhetorical question. As you can plainly see, what we have here is a rather unremarkable photo of a couple of office lights and ceiling tiles. The interesting bits are in the EXIF data that comes with it. Apparently, the photo was shot by a device labeled as the ‘Nexus 7’, manufactured by Asus.
The photo has already been taken down from Picasa, but not before the full EXIF data got snapped up and posted on HDBlog.it. According to the tags, the photo snapped by the Asus-built Nexus 7 was shot and uploaded on June 7, with a 1280 x 960 resolution and 2mm focal length. It looks a bit too grainy to be shot by what we assume to be Google’s next flagship device for the yet-to-be-announced Android Jelly Bean OS update, but it could simple be a snap by the device’s front-facing camera (which explains the ceiling view).
The data doesn’t cover anything else about the device, but it does offer a few more details of what’s to come. Reports of an Asus-made Nexus tablet has been going around for a few months now, but more and more concrete-looking details have surfaced recently. A benchmark result for a device called the Google Asus Nexus 7 popped up on RightWare PowerBoard last month, detailing a 7-inch tablet with a 768 x 1280 screen that runs on the Jelly Bean update, and an NVIDIA Tegra 3 quad-core 1.3GHz Cortex A9 processor.
That, plus this photo sample tells us that we could be close to an announcement that’s likely to go down during the Google I/O conference on June 27th.