Google Nexus 7 tablet is official, aimed directly at Kindle Fire

by HEMANTH KUMAR on June 27, 2012

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As rumoured Google Nexus 7 is real and its now official, built by Asus.  Nexus 7 is built for Google Play (Like Kindle Fire for Amazon), runs Android 4.1 Jelly Bean and first device to have Jelly Bean. Nexus 7 brings you best of Google experience, optimized best for this small 7-inch screen.  What more you need to know about Nexus 7? Specs, Availability and Price of course.

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Buy Google Nexus 7 at Google Play: 8GB, 16GB, Official Nexus 7 Cover

As we already know, Google Nexus 7 8GB available for $199 and 16GB for $249. With the purchase of Nexus 7, you will get $25 Google Play Store credit. Available in US, Canada, UK and Australia, you can pre-order starting today at play.google.com and shipping mid-July.

Google Nexus 7 Specs

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  • Display: 7-Inch, 1280 x 800 HD Display
  • Processor: Quad-core Tegra 3 processor
  • GPU: 12-core GPU
  • RAM: 1GB RAM
  • Camera: 1.2 MP Front facing Camera
  • Connectivity: Wi-FI, Bluetooth, NFC
  • Battery: 4325mAh
  • 9 hours of HD video play back, up to 300 hours of Standby
  • 8 hours of active use
  • weight: 340 grams

With this price and tight link with Google Play, Google is following Amazon Kindle Fire model and directly aimed it. Nexus 7 is a better device compared to Kindle Fire, but not so good in the countries where Google Play Store services like Music, Movies, Magazines are not available just as Amazon services. Bring it on Google, expand these services to more countries to win.

What are missed in Nexus 7

  • No 3G/4G connectivity
  • Main Rear Camera
  • No SD Card Slot

Here is a short video of Nexus 7.

Here is a hands on video from Engaget.

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