Google tablet Nexus 7 unveiled, runs Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, priced at $199

By on Jun 28, 2012 in Australia, Tablet, Technology, United States Comments

Google announced on Wednesday, June 27, 2012 its Nexus 7 tablet on their first day of I/O developers conference in San Francisco, and was priced at $199, just like what was revealed via a leaked document last Monday.

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As revealed by Google that day, the Nexus 7 tablet was manufactured by the Taiwanese computer company Asus and will run Android 4.1 (or Jelly Bean); and has a 1.2-megapixel front camera, and a seven-inch (17 cm) 1280 x 800 HD display with a scratch-resistant Corning glass.

This new Google tablet, which weighs 340 grams and measures 198.5 x 120 x 10.45mm, will also feature NFC Android Beam, a program that allows users to share contacts, directions, Web pages, apps, among others.

In addition, Google Nexus 7 tablet uses a 1.3 GHz quad-core NVIDIA Tegra 3 processor, a GeForce 12-core GPU and a 1GB of RAM, a battery life of eight hours; and will cost $199 for the 8GB version and $249 for the 16GB version. Pre-orders are now available at Google Play (formerly the Android Market).

The Google tablet comes in compatible with Google Play, where the giant search engine company promises a huge collection of eBooks and magazines, millions of songs, thousands of movies and TV shows, and notably over 600,000 free and paid apps and games.

Meanwhile, Google also highlighted several upgrades in the new version of its mobile operating system, Android 4.1, including a geo-aware app called Google Now that is quite similar to Apple‘s voice assistant Siri, and will add a Filmstrip view for faster photo navigation, easier to delete photos process, among others.

On the same event, Google co-founder Sergey Brin also unveiled the so-called Google glasses (or Project Glass), aiming to provide a more convenient way of using the Internet, which will costs $1,500 and will be sold for the meantime to developers present in that event.

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