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Google Launches Jelly Bean-based Nexus 7 Tablet from Asus

After weeks of speculations and a ton of last minute leaks and rumors, word is out and Nexus 7 Tablet is official.  On Wednesday during the annual Google I/O, Google announced the 7 Inch tablet from Asus.  The device is powered by the NVIDIA Tegra 3 processor, 1 GB RAM and has a 12 core GPU.

The new Nexus 7 Tablet will be the first to run the recently released Android 4.1 Jenny Bean Operating System.  The look and feel of the new update is almost the same as that of Android Ice Cream Sandwich 4.0 but there are a ton of incremental upgrades that makes it much better, stable and fluid.  There is a layer of Corning FIT glass on the front of the device while the display features the Asus TruVivid technology.  It uses an IPS display with a 178 degree viewing angle.  Other features include a front-facing 1.2 MP camera, 3G and 4G connectivity with NFC and a 4325 mAh battery which Google claims can provide up to 9 hours of video playback or 300 hours of standby time.

YouTube video viewing experience is much better on the Nexus 7 because the application has been completely redesigned.  Google Maps is also optimized with info to enable the user get more out of the app.  The information that the new app will provide include train information, traffic details and news.  The Nexus 7 also revolutionizes the Tablet gaming experience as demonstrated using a graphics-laden Horn game and the Dead Trigger, a shooter game by Madfinger.

Browsing on Google Nexus 7 is also a whole new experience as the tablet comes with Chrome as the standard browser.  The tablet will be retailing at $199 for the units with 8GB inbuilt memory and $249 for the 16GB.  Nexus 7’s main competitor in the market at the moment is the Kindle Fire which we reviewed here retailing at $199.

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