Google unveils $199 Nexus 7 to take on iPad, Kindle



At Google I/O, Google has also unveiled its first tablet, Nexus 7. This tablet was built by Taiwan’s Asus and will be available for purchase from mid july from Google Play website and App Store.

This 7 inch tablet costs only $199 and aimed directly at the popular 7-inch Amazon.

This tablet is powered by 1.3GHz Nvidia Tegra 3 quad-core CPU, which includes a 12-core GPU. It comes with Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, which was also unveiled yesterday. It also has Micro-USB port, 1GB of RAM, a 1.2-megapixel front camera (no back camera included), a gyroscope, GPS, accelerometer, microphone, and 802.11a/b/g/n-compatible Wi-Fi. Google promises the 4325 mAh battery should provide up to 8 hours of use.

Key Features of Google Nexus 7

  •  1.3GHz Nvidia Tegra 3 quad-core CPU
  • Android 4.1 Jelly Bean
  • 7 inch display with 1280×800 pixels resolution.
  • 1 GB RAM
  • 1.2 mp front camera
  • 8 GB,/16 GB
  • Wifi, MicroUSB, Bluetooth
  • 4325mAh battery

This tablet will be available in 8GB and 16 GB models. 8 GB Tablet will cost only $199 and 16 GB will cost only $249. Google is taking pre-orders now with shipping expected in 2-3 weeks.