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.
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]
|Google Nexus 7 Specs:|
|7″ 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)|