Google has confirmed prior to its developer conference in San Francisco that they will be releasing their new tablet which goes by the name Nexus 7.
The Nexus 7 weighs just 340 grams and so one can expect it to be very light. It will sport a 7-inch high definition display that can give 1280×800 pixel resolution which is also equivalent to 216 ppi. Moreover, its back-lit IPS display can be seen clearly when viewing it on different angles. You don’t have to worry about scratching the screen as its scratch proof thanks to the Corning glass on it. This slate can be considered a must have as it will be boasting the newest Android operating system which is Android 4.1 or Jelly Bean. The processor tasked to run its multitude of functions is a quad-core NVIDIA Tegra 4 processor. By the way, it also has a 12 core CPU. For shooting videos and stills, there is a 1.2-megapixel front-facing camera that comes very handy.
One can never go wrong with the Nexus 7 as it is said to have 10 good hours for reading and 8 superb hours of playing HD video on single charge. Of course this is all made possible by its 4,325 mAh battery.
According to the experts, the specifications offered by Nexus 7 are ideal for a variety of uses – watching movies, playing games, reading e-magazines, etc. In addition, one strong point of the tablet is that it runs on a pure version of Android which enables user all access to applications in the Google Play Store. This also makes it fully intertwined with Gmail and Google+.
Other features that are known to be embedded on the slate include near field communication (NFC), Google wallet and GPS.
Asus, a company known for its PC manufacturing prowess, is tasked to make the tablet. With respect to pricing, the 8GB model will retail for $199 while the 16GB variant goes for $249. The pricing for the 8GB version is expected to make a head-on competition with Amazon’s Kindle Fire as well as Barnes and Noble’s Nook Tablet. The slate will come with a $25 credit which can be use for purchasing apps in the Google Play Store. Pre-orders are already being accepted by Google with shipping expected to start in the next two to three weeks.