Google I/O 2012: Google announces Google Nexus 7 tablet

Google today announced its first Nexus tablet, the Google Nexus 7. It is also the first device to come with Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean).

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.

Google Nexus 7

Google Nexus 7 specifications:

  • Processor: Quad-core NVIDIA Tegra 3 with GeForce 12-core GPU
  • Operating system: Google Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean)
  • Cellular connectivity: None
  • Other connectivity: GPS, 802.11 b/g/n Wi-Fi, Bluetooth
  • Display: 7-inch WXGA (1280×800) IPS
  • Input: Capacitive touchscreen
  • Memory: 1GB RAM
  • Storage: 8GB or 16GB onboard
  • Rear-facing camera:
  • Front-facing camera: 1.2MP
  • Connectors: Micro-USB port
  • Battery: 4,325mAh
  • Dimensions / weight: 198.5 x 120 x 10.45millimeters / 340 grams
  • Colours: Black, white
  • Other: NFC, Android Beam, Google Wallet

The Google Nexus 7 is the first tablet to come with the Chrome browser. It also includes 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. It will also include, for a limited time, a CA$25 credit to purchase content from Google Play.

Google will today begin taking pre-orders for the Nexus 7 in Canada, the U.S., and Australia. It will sell for US$199 (CA$209) for the 8GB model and US$249 (CA$259) for the 16GB model. It will start to ship in mid-July.

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