As expected, Google released its first tablet Nexus 7 on the first day of its ongoing annual developer conference Google I/O, which begun on Wednesday in San Francisco.
Nexus 7 is a new tablet with a vibrant, 7" 1280x800 HD display, powerful, portable and designed for Google Play. It comes preloaded with some great entertainment, including the movie "Transformers: Dark of the Moon," the book "The Bourne Dominion," magazines like Condé Nast Traveler and Popular Science, and songs from bands like Coldplay and the Rolling Stones.
Google Play is digital entertainment source, with more than 600,000 apps and games plus music, movies and books. It's entirely cloud-based, which means all of your content is always available across all of your devices. Google will also offer magazines, episodes of broadcast and cable TV shows, purchase and rent movies etc.
The Nexus 7 will be the first device to ship with Jelly Bean, a new version of Android. Jelly Bean uses cards to help gets the right information at the right time.
"Starting in mid-July, we'll start rolling out over-the-air updates to Galaxy Nexus, Motorola Xoom and Nexus S, and we'll also release Jelly Bean to open source," said Andy Rubin, Senior Vice President of Mobile and Digital Content.
Tablet Nexus 7 Specifications
Google's new tablet has 7" 1280x800 HD display. It features 1.3GHz Nvidia Tegra-3 chipset, with a quad-core CPU and 12-core Graphics Processing Unit GPU, making everything, including games, extremely fast. And best of all, it's only 340 grams, lighter than most tablets out there. It is the first 7 inch tablet with a quad core processor.
Nexus 7 has 1.2-megapixel front camera with 8GB memory.
Price of Tablet Nexus 7
Nexus 7 is available for preorder from Google Play in the U.S., U.K., Canada and Australia, and starts at $199 in the U.S. It will start shipping in mid-July. It is expected to be available in India soon though the search giant has not announced it.
Google's Tablet Nexus 7 Demo