Well with the leaks and rumors before the Google I/O Keynote event had given us details of the launch of Nexus 7 tablet and now Google has officially revealed it in the Google I/O Keynote today.The 7-inch slate is the first and currently only device shipping with Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, and takes advantage of its optimization for smaller tablet screens, magazines and movies — it’s also the first to ship with a finished Chrome for Android.The tablet is built by ASUS and not Google.
Coming to the specifications of Nexus 7 we already had some info before but got confirmed today.
Google’s Nexus 7 tablet weighing 340 gms with a dimensions of 198.5 x 120 x 10.45mm sports a quad-core Tegra 3 chip,1 GB of Ram,a 1.2-megapixel front camera, NFC and 1280 x 800, Corning Gorilla Glass IPS-based LCD display with a pixel per inch density of 216,4325 mAH battery with 8 hrs active usage and 9 hrs HD video capabality.Best part is the price – just $199 for such killer specs for the 8 GB model while the 16 GB(Play Store) would cost $249 — that’s a lot of speed for the money, especially with a $25 Google Play credit and a slew of bundled content. There’s no SD card slot and no 3G capability. To start off the order it would be in Australia, Canada, the UK and the US with a mid-July shipping window.Other things are Wi-Fi, BlueTooth,GPS, gyroscope and accelerometer.
Engineering Director Chris Yerga demonstrated the new feature within a local San Francisco bar called District, moving the device to show us how the compass and gyroscope work to provide 360-degree views based on your current direction and angle.there’s also an updated YouTube app, letting you take full advantage of that 7-inch display with video preview grids and HD playback, with a familiar Play store-like interface.I am definetely buying this.If you need one I can actually get it from the US. Contact me for a price quote shipped to your place.