The most attracting feature in the Google Nexus 7 tablet is without a doubt its price Google and Asus really undercut the competition with the $199 for the 8GB version of the Nexus 7 tablet, but one thing we'd want to point your attention to is that with it you end up with a dangerous combination of very little internal storage and no microSD card option for expanding it in anyway.
It's not even 8GB that you have at your disposal system files take up a good quarter of that, so you're left with Only 5.92GB of Free Space for all your apps, games, music and movies, and for many this might be a dealbreaker.
Google today unveiled a new tablet, The "Nexus 7", made with hardware partner ASUS Computer, is a 7-inch tablet, built for Google Play, and is running the latest version of Google's Android operating system, Android 4.1 Jelly Bean.
It's running a Tegra 3 processor, as rumored and, of course, it'll have Jelly Bean Android 4.1 but Unfortunately, it looks like the Nexus 7 will be US-only, at least at launch.
The Nexus 7 page on Google Play is now live to confirm that the 8GB Nexus 7 will be priced at $199, while the 16GB model will cost $249. Both models should be shipping within two to three weeks.
Just as Google's developer conference was getting started, details of the company's rumored Nexus 7 tablet emerged. As previously reported, it is a 7-inch tablet powered by a Nvidia Tegra 3 quad-core processor that will run Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, and come in 8GB ($199) and 16GB versions ($249).
The display is true HD 1280x800, so a bit better than 720p and there's a front-facing 1.2-megapixel camera and microphone for video chatting, though there's no rear-facing camera. It also has a micro USB port, GPS, near-field communication and both Wi-Fi and Bluetooth. There's no mention of an SD card slot for expanding the memory, however.
Not surprisingly, it was built by Asus, the manufacturer that had already made the most headway with quad-core gamer-friendly Android tablets.
Clearly, at a starting price of $199, the Nexus 7 is positioned to compete with the similarly 7-inch Kindle Fire, rather than taking on the 9.7-inch iPad (and the 10.6-inch Surface tablet from Microsoft). And because, with all of those tablets, content seems to be the biggest incentive, Google is playing up the Play store, even granting early buyers $25 in Google Play credit and "some great free content" including "Transformers: Dark of the Moon." Even if you don't think any of the "Transformers" films is truly "great," it is nice to see Google aggressively pushing content, even adding TV shows and magazines to their lineup. Tablet buyers need a reason to buy a tablet.
The Nexus 7 is Officially Official, a Photo leaked from Google play confirm this. One thing the image does is confirm that the name will in fact be the Google Nexus 7.
It also shows off the same wallpaper and glassy search widget seen on previous leaks of Jellybean running on the Galaxy Nexus, so it would seem to confirm those reports. It also shows off an expanded dock, that looks a bit more like the ICS phone launcher than the Honeycomb-based tablet UI currently seen.
It's finally Confirmed with Documents and Press Photos, the Google Nexus 7, as it is referred to in the google training document, will be released in July packing a powerful Quad-core Tegra 3 chip Powered by Android 4.1 Jelly Bean.
Nexus 7 technical details as on the leaked document:
- 7-inch 1280×800 IPS display with 178-degree viewing angle
- Android 4.1 Jelly Bean
- 1.3GHz quad-core Tegra 3 chip
- nVidia GeForce 12-core GPU
- 1GB of RAM
- 8GB or 16GB of internal storage
- 1.2MP front-facing camera, no rear camera
- 9-hour battery life
- Wi-Fi a/b/g/n
- NFC with Google Wallet
Nexus 7 prices: 8GB version will cost $199, while the 16GB version will cost $249.