Google on Wednesday at Google I/O conference officially announced their very own “Nexus” tablet device called “Google Nexus 7″, despite many leaks of supposed device, the company hasn’t confirmed until at theGoogle I/O Developer Conference in San Francisco.
Nexus 7 is built by Asus and has impressively low price, $199 for the 8GB version and $249 for the 16GB version, and ships in mid-July.Google Nexus 7 features a 7″ IPS display with a resolution of 1280×800 pixels and powered by a 1.3GHz quad-core Tegra 3 chip with 1GB of RAM and 12 core ultra-low voltage nVidia GeForce GPU.
This tablet is the first device to run on Android 4.1 (JellyBean) and comes with front-facing 1.2-megapixel camera,microphone,Wi-Fi a/b/g/n, Bluetooth and NFC connectivity and Google Wallet preinstalled.It also has a micro USB port, GPS, near-field communication, but there’s no mention of an SD card slot for expanding the memory.Of course it has gyroscope, accelerometer, 9 hrs of battery life, and weighs 350 grams.
Measuring 7.8″ x 4.7″ x 0.41″, and weighing 12 ounces, the Nexus 7 is about the same size as a Kindle Fire or NOOK Tablet. It’s also about the same price, but it has a faster processor, a built-in camera, and Google Certification.Also Google giving new customers $25 to spend in the Play Store, plus a free copy of Transformers: Dark of the Moon, plus a free book and some free magazine issues.
“Nexus” devices are designed by Google in conjunction with a single hardware maker, and are meant to showcase the latest version of Android. The Nexus 7, built by Asus and running Android 4.1, is the first tablet to earn this distinction. With a price starting at $200, it looks like a competitor to Amazon’s Kindle Fire.
Key features of Googles Nexus 7 tablet :
1.The Nexus 7 will the first device to natively include Google Chrome and run on latest Android OS 4.a aka jellybean.
4.There is now multiple widget allowing you to find content within their designated categories that you may be interested in.
5.Support for maps will be improved and certain maps can now be made to be available offline.
6.Google translate is able to translate language in digital reading materials.
7.The Nexus tablet runs the latest games extremely well.
In Google Words:
All of this great Google Play content comes to life on Nexus 7, a powerful new tablet with a vibrant, 7” 1280×800 HD display. The Tegra-3 chipset, with a quad-core CPU and 12-core GPU, makes everything, including games, extremely fast. And best of all, it’s only 340 grams, lighter than most tablets out there. Nexus 7 was built to bring you the best of Google in the palm of your hand. Hang out with up to 10 friends on Google+ using the front-facing camera, browse the web blazingly fast with Chrome and, of course, crank through your emails with Gmail.
Nexus 7 comes preloaded with some great entertainment, including the movie “Transformers: Dark of the Moon,” the book “The Bourne Dominion,” magazines like Condé Nast Traveler and Popular Science, and songs from bands like Coldplay and the Rolling Stones. We’ve also included a $25 credit to purchase your favorite movies, books and more from Google Play, for a limited time.
Google Nexus 7 Tablet Specifications
- 7” 1280×800 HD display (216 ppi)
- Back-lit IPS display
- Scratch-resistant Corning glass
- 1.2MP front-facing camera
- OS: Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean)
- MEMORY: 8 or 16 GB internal storage
- 1 GB RAM
- CPU: Quad-core Tegra 3 processor
- FEATURES: Microphone, NFC (Android Beam), Accelerometer, GPS, Magnetometer, Gyroscope
- WIRELESS: WiFi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth,
- USB: Micro USB
- BATTERY: 4325 mAh (Up to 8 hours of active use)
- SIZE: 198.5 x 120 x 10.45mm
- WEIGHT: 340 grams