Google unveils the Nexus 7, 7-inch Android 4.1 tablet for $199

At the Google I/O, Google has officially unveiled their first Nexus tablet, the 7-inch Nexus 7 built by Asus. This is the first device that will sport their latest Android 4.1 Jelly Bean OS.

google nexus 7

What can you get out of this WiFi only 7-inch tablet? Well for one it has a speedy Quad-core Tegra 3 processor and 1GB RAM. It sports an IPS Gorilla Glass display with an average 1280 x 800 HD resolution which translates to just 216 ppi. No rear camera can be found here which suits me just fine. What’s important for a tablet is a front-facing one and the Nexus 7 has a 1.2-megapixel front cam which can shoot 720p videos.

It has the usual microUSB port, WiFi, Bluetooth, and NFC. What you won’t find is an HDMI port (not even MHL) nor a microSD slot. The 4325mAh battery is so-so for a quad-core device, up to 8 hours of active use according to Goog.

What’s enticing about this 7-inch tablet is what Android 4.1 can offer. And also the $199 price for its 8GB version which will be available in July. A 16GB model is also available for $249 but there’s no word if it will ever reach our shores.

Google Nexus 7 Specs:
7″Ā 1280×800 HD Gorilla Glass IPS display (216 ppi)
Quad-core Tegra 3 1.4GHz processor
Android 4.1 Jelly Bean OS
8 or 16 GB internal storage
1.2-megapixel front camera
WiFi 802.11 b/g/n
Bluetooth, NFC, GPS
4325 mAh Li-Ion battery (Up to 8 hours of active use)
198.5 x 120 x 10.45mm
$199 (8GB) | $249 (16GB)
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  • Saw the introduction video for the Nexus 7. Really buttery smooth.. I’ve been getting tired of all the iPhone fans that keep knocking on Android just coz it lags a little more.

  • SinneD

    no phone functionality?

    • nope just a plain 7-inch wifi tablet.

  • wala na namang 3g

  • Anonymous

    This is pretty much a better kindle fire at the same price.

    I want one. Sucks that there is no card slot but no biggie, I won’t store all my music here anyway I have my phone for that. Will it be sold here? Else I have to think of a way without customs killing my wallet.

    • Some of the gray market online sellers have said they will bring the Nexus 7 to Philippine shores. Try checking out Widget City Hub in the near future.

    • Emmanuel Maramara

      No memory card because they wanna push[their] cloud services.
      “Streaming is the new black” ika nga.

  • Griswold

    if this will become successful, i’m sure they’ll make a 3G version of it. but the $199 is a very tempting price even for a wifi tablet with no SD card slot considering the power on this one.

  • lee

    when it will be release here in the phil? and how uch in peso?

  • Shut-up! and take my money! šŸ˜€

  • vlad julia

    another rip off! no card slot for memory expansion! or to store files 8gb is not enough and 16gb is to pricey..