We’ve known for a while now that Google would be announcing their own Nexus tablet and that it would be made by Asus. Google wouldn’t be going after the iPad with this tablet though, they would be opting for a cheaper, smaller solution that still delivers an amazing experience. Much like the Kindle Fire, a $199 price tag and 7-inch screen will definitely be some of the major attractions for this device, and Google’s first official tablet, the Nexus 7, may finally be the Android tablet that gives Android a solid hold in the tablet market.
The Nexus 7 has a 7-inch screen with 1280 x 800 resolution, and a quad-core Tegra 3 processor with 1GB of RAM. Another huge selling point for the Nexus 7 is that it will be the first device to ship with Android 4.1 Jellybean, and will be very media-driven. There is only one camera, a 1.2 megapixel front-facing camera for video chats and self portraits, and an NFC chip is on board as well. The tablet is Wi-Fi only with no 3G/4G options, and the battery is 4325 mAh for 8 hours of HD video playback and 300 hours of standby. The Nexus 7 should last just as long as anyone would expect another Android tablet to, and maybe even a bit longer due to the absence of a constant carrier data connection.
The Nexus 7 will ship mid-July for $199 with 8GB of storage and $249 for a 16GB model. The tablet is actually up for preorder right now at the Google Play Store, and for the low price is pretty good deal for anyone looking for a true, pure Android experience on a tablet. The link for the pre-order is below, and we will be sure to share our thoughts on the device as soon as we get our hands on one.