Google unveils Nexus 7 tablet
Google I/O Conference is certainly a hotbed for technology, and it kickstarted with the announcement of Android 4.1 Jelly Bean which delivers a far smoother user experience than ever before, and you will be pleased to hear that the first device in the world which will run on Android 4.1 Jelly Bean right out of the box is, unsurprisingly, a Google device – the Asus-manufactured Nexus 7 tablet.
Google claims that the Nexus 7 delivers incredible performance and a stylish design, all coming in the form of a light and portable package that is capable of fitting in nicely with your hand. You will not find Asus skimping on the hardware specifications here, that is for sure. Specially designed to run an incredible variety of entertainment, productivity and gaming applications, the Google Nexus 7 tablet will run on the NVIDIA Tegra 3 processor which sports a quad-core chip and a 12-core GeForce GPU, ensuring your gaming experience on the Nexus 7 is nothing short of extraordinary.
There will be two models of the Nexus 7 in the market, where it will come in 8GB and 16GB flavors. The 8GB model will retail for $199, and those who want to opt for double the storage space will have to fork out $249 for it. Just what kind of hardware specifications are we looking at for that kind of money? Enter the 7″ IPS panel which is said to deliver crisp and detailed visuals, sporting an ultra-wide 178° viewing angle, scratch-resistant Corning FIT Glass and a textured chassis design which ensures your Nexus 7 tablet will not slip out from your hands by accident.
Battery life has been rated at 9.5 hours on movie playback alone, and the entire shebang measures 0.4″ thin and tips the scales at 0.7lbs. It is said to be as portable as a paperback book thanks to its size, but boasts enough portability to make you want to use it all the time. Is this the iPad killer that the industry has been waiting for a long time?