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Google Unviels Nexus 7 Tab - The Cheapest $199 Android Tablet

Galaxy Nexus 7 technical specifications and features

While there have been rumors of a branded tablet from Google in past few months, it proved to be true at this week's Google I/O event. At Google I/O event the internet giant, Google,  announced Google Nexus 7 tablet - a 7 inch tablet powered with Android 4.1 Jelly Bean Operating System and manufactured by Asus. The best about Nexus 7 tab is it's price tag, which starts at $199 for the 8 GB Nexus 7 tab and about $249 for it's 16 GB variant. This key of attraction has already made it popular among those who can't afford high budget tablets like Apple's iPad or Samsung's Galaxy Tab.

Let me inform you that the only competitor to this tablet in the market at this moment is Amazon's Kindle Fire tab which also comes with the same price tag. However kindle fire is only available in limited locations while nexus 7 will probably be made available world wide. Also, nexus 7 will probably outsell Kindle Fire for it ships with pure latest Android 4.1 Jelly Bean along with latest Google apps integration, providing an overall awesome user experience. Let's look into details the features and technical specifications of this tablet from the search giant.

Technical Specifications - Nexus 7

  • 7” 1280x800 HD display (216 ppi) Screen
  • 1.2MP front-facing camera
  • Weight - 340 grams
  • Size - 198.5 x 120 x 10.45mm
  • 8 or 16 GB internal storage
  • 1 GB RAM
  • A powerful Quad-core Tegra 3 processor
  • WiFi 802.11 b/g/n support
  • Latest Android 4.1 Jelly Bean OS
Galaxy Nexus 7 - The cheapest Asus-made Google branded Android tablet.


Google has successfully engraved some awesome features into the Nexus 7 tablet. Below are some notable features from Google's Nexus website :
  1. Thin, light and portable :

    Nexus 7 was built to bring you the best of Google in a slim, portable package that fits perfectly in your hand.
  2. Less charging, more doing :

    With over 9 hours of HD video playback, 10 hours of web browsing or 10 hours of e-reading and up to 300 hours of stand-by time, Nexus 7 is designed to go the distance. Whether you measure battery life in chapters read, levels completed, movies watched or minutes of backseat silence, you can spend less time charging and more time doing.
  3. Stunning 7” display :

    Nexus 7 brings your entertainment to life in stunning clarity on a vibrant 1280-by-800 high-resolution display protected by scratch resistant Corning® glass. With over one million pixels in your hand, text is sharper, HD movies are more vivid and gameplay is smooth and dynamic.
  4. Quad-Core Performance :

    Nexus 7 was built by ASUS and comes with a NVIDIA® Tegra® 3 quad-core processor, meaning everything is faster – pages load quickly, game-play is smooth and responsive, and running multiple apps is a breeze. A 12‐core GPU delivers rich and immersive graphics while patented 4-PLUS-1(tm) CPU design gives you processing power when you need it, and battery saving efficiency when you don’t.
  5. Latest Android Operating System :

    Nexus 7 is powered by Android 4.1, Jelly Bean, the latest version of the world's most popular mobile platform. With smarter notifications, beautiful new widgets and home screen customization that’s as easy as drag-and-drop – Android is faster and more intuitive than ever.
  6. Google Play Integration :

    Nexus 7 was made for Google Play, so all the entertainment you love right is in your hand: the world's largest collection of eBooks, millions of songs, thousands of movies and TV shows, and a growing selection of magazines – plus over 600,000 apps and games.
  7. Best of Google :

    Nexus 7 comes with all your favorite Google Apps – like Gmail, Chrome, Google+ and YouTube – putting the best of Google in the palm of your hand. Easy to use, everything automatically syncs across your tablet, phone and computer. With tons of free cloud storage and features you’ll find nowhere else, Nexus 7 brings the best of Google together in one simple, beautiful device.
  8. Get Right Information at Right Time with Google Now :

    Google Now tells you today’s weather before you start your day, how much traffic to expect before you leave for work, when the next train will arrive as you’re standing on the platform, or your favorite team's score while they’re playing. And the best part? All of this happens automatically. Cards appear throughout the day at the moment you need them. Learn more about this amazing new feature introduced in latest Android OS at here.
Now, that you've looked into both specification and features, I'm sure you are starting to like this awesome and cheap tablet. However, one thing that  this tablet lacks is a decent Camera (which might put some of you to thinking whether to buy it or not). But, that's what we can get for a $199 price tag. As reported by The D Thing, Andy Rubin -- the Senior Vice President of Mobile at Google Inc. --  said that there's no [profit] margin when this device gets through Google Play. He added, "It just gets through". The main reason behind such activities from Google is to create a brand. To win over the tough competition on the web, Google started the initiative of branding it's products back when it renamed it's online Android Market to Google Play

I love the innovations that Google is  introducing to maximize the user experience while on the web and hope that we'll get to see more of it in future. The nexus 7 tab will start shipping to US, Australia and other European market in the mid of July. However, it's already available for pre-order. It will probably be available to other part of world later on around September, but we'll have to wait for the company to announce an official date.

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