At the annual Google I/O developers conference of the company, Google executives announced their latest Android products, including the Google Nexus 7 Tablet. This Android tablet has been built in partnership with Asus to run Google's latest version of operating system, Android 4.1 Jelly Bean. The Google Nexus 7 is now available for a pre-order through Google Play. The price for the 8GB variant is $199, while the 16GB variant is available for $249. The tab will be shipped in mid-July to customers in the U.S., U.K., Australia and Canada. Customers will also get a $20 credit to spend in Google Play.
The device boasts a 7 inch, IPS (In-Plane Switching) 1280 x 800 HD resolution display with scratch-resistant Corning glass protection and runs a Tegra 3 chipset with a quad-core processor and 12 core GPU. The super-thin handheld device is about the size of a large greeting card. It measures 198.5 x 120 x 10.45mm and weighs 340 grams. The 4325 mAh battery offers up to 300 hours of standby time and up to 9 hours of video playback on a single charge. The Nexus 7 is equipped with a 1.2 megapixel front-facing camera. On the connectivity side, it has Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, NFC and it possesses a micro USB port as well. It is also the first Android tablet to have Chrome as the default web browser.
Nexus 7 includes 1 GB of RAM and also features a Microphone, Accelerometer, GPS, Magnetometer and Gyroscope. As mentioned earlier, it comes with 8GB and 16 GB internal memory options. The tablet will include a new recommendation engine via widgets on the home screen that will offer app, book or movie options while TV show episodes will also be available via Google Play. Magazines from publishers like Conde Nast, Hearst and Meredith are also coming to the Google Play store. The tab will also include a Shazam-esque feature that will allow identify a song being played and then buy it via Google Play. Apps like Gmail, YouTube, Google+ will be pre loaded on the tab.
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