After much speculation before the Google I/O 2012, Google has officially unveiled a 7 inch Tablet “Google Nexus 7” running the brand new Android 4.1 Jelly Bean & manufactured by ASUS. It is powered by a quad-core Tegra 3 processor, 12-core GPU, and 1GB RAM with 1280-by-800 high-resolution display protected by scratch resistant Corning® glass. Battery with 4325 mAh rating gives it 8 hours of HD video playback, 10 hours of web browsing or 10 hours of e-reading making it a good portable device.
The camera though is not even good enough for most people as it comes with just 1.2-megapixel front-facing camera.
Nexus 7 Specs
- 7” 1280×800 HD display (216 ppi)
- Back-lit IPS display
- Scratch-resistant Corning glass
- 1.2MP front-facing camera
- 340 grams
- 8 or 16 GB internal storage
- 1 GB RAM
- 4325 mAh (Up to 8 hours of active use)
- Quad-core Tegra 3 processor
- 198.5 x 120 x 10.45mm
- WiFi 802.11 b/g/n
- Micro USB
- Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean)
- NFC (Android Beam)
Google nexus pricing is almost similar to Kindle fire and starts with $199 for 8GB with $25 credit for Play Store (limited time only) and $249 for 16GB model. The models are available for pre-order starting today at play.google.com with the tablet shipping in mid-July. The UK pricing is £159 and £199, respectively with shipping around the same time.
At this moment, Google Nexus 7 is only available for Pre-ordering in US and UK. We are not sure when it will be released in other countries including India.