Report: Google to Launch Nexus 7 Android Tablet

Report: Google to Launch Nexus 7 Android Tablet
June 27 07:07 2012 Print This Article

Two months after rumors about it surfaced, the Australian edition of Gizmodo revealed with confidence that Google will unveil a 7-inch tablet during the three-day I/O conference in San Francisco and they have the specs to prove it. The tech blog added that Google wanted to show other manufacturers how to harness the maximum capability of an Android tablet, in the same tune as how Google introduced its Nexus series of smartphones.

According to the source, the tablet–which will be introduced as “Nexus 7”–will run on a 1.3GHz quad-core Tegra 3 processor and Android 4.1 Jelly Bean. Asus manufactured the hardware, which also features a GeForce 12-core GPU, 1GB of RAM, and will be available in 8GB and 16GB models. The tablet will also sport NFC, which will be utilized in Google Wallet (most likely a US-only feature) and Android Beam.

External specs include an IPS display with 178-degree viewing angle, a resolution of 1280 x 800, 1.2-megapixel front-facing camera, and up to nine hours of battery life.

Source claims that Google will sell the entry-level version of the Nexus 7 for less than $200, which we can clearly see as an attempt to compete with Amazon’s Kindle Fire. The 16GB edition, meanwhile, will cost $249.

Source: Gizmodo

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