Enter: Google Nexus 7

The Nexus 7, an ASUS-designed tablet, will ship with Google’s latest mobile OS, Android 4.1 (Jellybean). The display is 7 inch,  1280 x 800 Back-Lit IPS display with presumably a scratch resistant Gorilla Glass coating. The tablet is powered by Nvidia’s Tegra 3 T30L quad core processor clocked at 1.2 GHz and a 12 core GPU. It possesses 1 GB of RAM and will come with either an 8GB 16GB of storage option…no expandable memory though. The usual connectivity features of GPS, WiFi 802.11 (b/g/n), Bluetooth will also be present. The Nexus 7 weighs in at 340g and has a battery capacity of 4325 mAh, which should provide up 8-9 hours of active use. As far as optics go, the Nexus 7 will have a 1.2 mp front facing camera ONLY (pshhh…no one uses rear cameras on tablets anyways)

As Google pointed out, the Nexus 7 is made for Google Play. Google Play is an Android cloud service which stores all of your apps, movies, books, tv shows…essentially anything downloaded through the Android market is available through Google Play. The lack of expandable memory is no accident on Google’s part;  not allowing for expandable memory in the Nexus 7 will force users to use the Google Play store as the primary location to get their content…well played Google…well played. The device is focused on displaying your content, and Google has made many improvements to ensure that your content has been optimized for viewing on the Nexus 7. There are also new recommendation widgets that can be placed on your android home screens. These widgets will provide recommendations for books, magazines, and videos based on the content that you view. Supposedly these widgets also get smarter and make more spot-on recommendations the more you use them.

The Nexus 7 will be available Mid July in the US, Canada, UK and Australia for a price of $199 for the 8GB version and $249.99 for the 16 GB version. With the purchase of a Nexus 7, Google will give you a $25 credit that can be used in the Google Play store, a digital copy of Transformers: Dark of the Moon and the latest Bourne book (in eBook form of course).

CLICK HERE  to go straight to the Nexus 7 product page!

By: Chisom Agada

Source: Google PlayEngadgetAndroid Community

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Categories: Articles, Google I/O


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    […] The Nexus Q is an innovative way to deliver cloud based content to peripherals in multiple locations around the home and share content between people. The price tag of $299 may be pretty steep, but if you oftentimes find yourself in scenarios like the one above often or just like to stream content in a fun, new way then this may be a great gadget for you. I’m curious to see what developers can do with the Nexus Q once they get their hands on it! The Nexus Q will be shipping in Mid July, just like the Nexus 7. […]

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