Google Nexus 7 Tablet – The new $199 tablet from Google

Google has unveiled the much rumored Nexus tablet at the Google I/O event today. An iPad competitor with Android power to overkill the others is born. This new 7-inch tablet has everything that you always wanted in an iPad alternative and along with decent price.

Google Nexus 7 Tablet Specs

Google Nexus 7 tablet is purely designed as an iPad competitor, though small in size, but still a worthy Android tablet. It features a 7-inch wide display made out of an IPS panel for providing wide angle viewing and better colors protected by Scratch-resistant Corning glass. The stock resolution of the tablet is 1280×800, which seems nothing in front of the new iPad.

A Google Nexus 7 tablets has dimensions of 198.5 x 120 x 10.45mm and weighs 340 grams. It is powered by NVIDIA Tegra 3 chip having quad-core architecture and CPU speed clocked at 1.3GHz.  Alongside it comes with 1GB RAM for smooth multitasking. The games and heavy graphics content is seamlessly managed by the GeForce GPU having 12-core architecture.

Google has played a smart move to reduce the cost, they has thrown out the unnecessary rear camera from the Nexus 7 Tablet. There is only a single 1.2 Megapixel front facing camera. There’s NFC chip with Android Beam too. The tablet is equipped with a powerful 4325 mAh battery which gives up to 8 hours of active usage.

With the announcement of Android 4.1 Jellybean at Google I/O yesterday, Android 4.0 ICS seems to be outdated already. So, Google Nexus 7 Tablet will be the first ever device to run Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean) on it. This newly developed operating system will bring bliss to the device.

The cherry on the cake is its price tag. Google Nexus 7 tablet is amazingly priced at $199. Surprised? Yes, Google this time went wild crazy with its device making it as a must have tablet for average buyer too, and of course yes, an iPad alternative.

Google Nexus 7 Tablet Price and Availability

  • $199 – 8GB (Black/White)
  • $249 – 16GB (Black/White)

It is available in US, UK, Canada and Australia on Google Play Store. Rest the countries will be soon added to the list. Shipment will start from mid-July.

Google Nexus 7 Tablet is already up for pre-orders. Google is offering $25 free credit to spend on Google Play, as well as some great free content, including a copy of Transformers: Dark of the Moon exclusively if you buy the tablet from Google. To pre-order now, click here. Pre-orders are up for the residents of US, UK, Canada and Australia.

Google Nexus 7 Tablet official video

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