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Google outs the Nexus 7 tablet by ASUS - Runs Android 4.1 Jelly Bean

Just unveiled by Google comes their 7-inch Nexus 7 tablet, made by ASUS, starting at just $199.00.

If you're a fan of the pure Android experience, you'll be interested in Google's Nexus 7 tablet, made by ASUS. You can visit its Google Play page (8GB | 16GB), its official website, or continue reading on for a quick rundown of what it has to offer.

Its list of specs is pretty standard when compared to other tablets that are currently available. It has a quad-core NVIDIA Tegra 3 processor (clocked at 1.3GHz) with a 16-core GPU, a 7-inch 1280x800 display with Gorilla Glass, a 1.2 megapixel front-facing camera, 1GB of RAM, and a 4325 mAh battery. In terms of connectivity, it has 802.11 b/g/n Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, NFC support, and micro USB support. Oddly enough, there is no rear-facing camera.

The most interesting feature of the device is the fact that it runs Android 4.1, called Jelly Bean. It has many new improvements and features, including offline voice dictation, automatically resizable wigets, new accessibility options, more consistent OS animations, a new way to review photos in the camera application, faster "Beam" usage, an updated notification system, a much improved search system, and more. While Jelly Bean will come pre-installed on the Nexus 7, it'll be available in mid-July for other devices and to developers (the open-source code). Canada UK Australia

Pricing is about on-par with other 7-inch Android tablets. The 8GB version of the Nexus 7 is $199.00, which includes $25 worth of credit for the Google Play store. The 16GB version is just $50 more at $249.00, and also includes $25 of Google Play credit. You can order a Nexus 7 today, but it'll ship in about 2 to 3 weeks. Currently, it's only available to those in the United States, Canada, the UK, and Australia.

There's already a few accessories for the Nexus 7, including a dark grey cover ($19.99), and an additional charger ($24.99).


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Brian Sweet, 2012-06-27 (Update: 2021-05-18)