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7-inch Google tablet hits the FCC with Nvidia Tegra inside – could be Project Tango?

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As Nexus rumours go, this one’s a little confusing. Droid Life reports that a new Google device that looks to be a 7-inch tablet hit the FCC last week for certification, with Nvidia Tegra chips and a phone-sized battery inside.

The FCC exhibit identifies the device as 7″ Tablet with designation A4R-NX74751. There’s a confidentiality request around the Block Diagram, Schematics Diagram and Parts List, so we won’t get a look at the details until Google’s good and ready. The listing is dated September 4, 2014, although SAR reports are dated July 2014.

What we do know is that there’s an Nvidia Tegra chipset of some kind powering the device, and LTE connectivity on bands 2, 4, 5, 7 and 17. Of more concern is the relatively small LG-made battery inside with a capacity of 2480 mAh. That’s an issue – it’s smaller than some 5-inch phones, and this is a 7-inch tablet.

The FCC label (below) also lists 7361A-E1729 and VOB-E1729. These appear to be references to Nvidia LTE connectivity. It also includes the new slogan “Built for imagination” (followed by “Made in China”) – that’s new.

Google-Tablet-FCC-Label

While there’s a rumoured Tegra-powered Nexus tablet coming soon, it feels like this isn’t likely to be that tablet. It could however be another well-known project – Project Tango, Google’s 3D space-mapping tablet that was first introduced at Google I/O, taking over from the project’s original smartphone form factor.

It’s about time for the Tango tablets to hit developers’ hands, and it might also explain Google’s reluctance to make everything known about the device’s internals.

Curious for more? Start your speculation engines! Head over to the FCC listing and see if you can find anything else.

What do you think this mysterious new 7-inch tablet might be? Tell us in the comments!

 
Source: FCC.
Via: Droid Life.

Jason Murray   Deputy Editor

Before discovering the Nexus One, Jason thought he didn't need a smartphone. Now he can't bear to be without his Android phone. Jason hails from Sydney, Melbourne or Brisbane depending on his mood and how detailed a history you'd like. A web developer by day with an interest in consumer gadgets and electronics, he also enjoys reading comics and has a worryingly large collection of Transformers figures. He'd like to think he's a gamer, but his Wii has been in a box since he moved to Sydney, and his PlayStation Vita collection is quite lacking. Most mornings you'll find him tilting at various windmills on Twitter - follow @JM77 and say hi!

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6 Comments on "7-inch Google tablet hits the FCC with Nvidia Tegra inside – could be Project Tango?"

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Fred
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Fred

You missed that the battery is “7.6Vdc,2480mAh” (test report, fifth page) – that’s 18.848 Wh

The Nexus 7 battery is ~4.2V and 3,950 mAh – or 16.59 Wh

So it would suggest they are playing with the voltage produced (for some reason) and the power storage is slightly more than the N7 2013.

Andrew
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Andrew

Hoping this isn’t the 2014 Nexus tablet.

Was really looking forward to those HTC made Nexus 9 rumours to be true.

naks
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naks

Perhaps the the rumoured HTC nexus 9 is a replacement for the n10 and the one in this article is the new n7

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Darren

Don’t worry, there have been so many independent leaks it’d take something like HTC going under to stop it.

geoff fieldew
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Perhaps it’s a mistake. The 2480 maybe should have been 4280?

Jason Murray
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Jason Murray

That would make more sense, but you’d hope the FCC doesn’t make typos. 😉

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