Google unveiled Nexus 7 tablet, takes on Amazon's Kindle Fire

Google unveiled the highly rumored and most anticipated Nexus 7 tablet at the Google I/O 2012 event. Nexus 7 is Thin, light and portable with powerful hardware that fits perfectly in your hand. Nexus 7 is a serious competitor for the Amazon’s Kindle Fire as it’s priced at just $199 (Rs 11,000).

Nexus 7 tablet features a 7inch HD display with a resolution of 1280×800 pixels and protected by scratch resistant Corning glass. Its powered by NVIDIA Tegra 3 quad-core processor with a 12-core GPU that provides everything in faster, the pages load quickly, gameplay is smooth and responsive, and running multiple apps is a breeze. It runs on the latest Android mobile OS Android 4.1, Jelly Bean which provides smarter notifications, beautiful new widgets and home screen customization that’s as easy as drag-and-drop.

Google Nexus 7 Tablet

Quick look at the specification of Google Nexus 7 tablet

  • 7inch 1280×800 HD display (216 ppi), protected by scratch resistant Corning glass
  • Nvidia Tegra 3 quad core processor with a 12-core GPU and 1GB RAM
  • Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean)
  • 1.2MP front-facing camera
  • 8 or 16 GB internal storage
  • Connectivity – WiFi 802.11 b/g/n and Bluetooth
  • NFC (Android Beam)
  • Accelerometer, GPS, Magnetometer, Gyroscope
  • 4325 mAh Battery (Up to 8 hours of active use)

As a special benefit, Google is providing $25 credit to spend on Google Play with every purchase of the Nexus 7 tablet. Also it comes with some exclusive free premium contents like full HD movie Transformers Dark of the Moon, lots of books and Magazine subscriptions.

Currently Google Nexus 7 tablet is available to U.S, U.K, Canada, and Australia with more countries to come and should begin shipping in mid-July. If you are from any of this countries you can pre-order the tablet at $199 for the 8GB version, and $250 for the 16GB version from Google Nexus web store.

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