Nexus 7, an Android tablet developed by Google in collaboration with ASUS has taken the tablet market by storm. Google and all other retailers are out of stock, but Google is continuing its promotion effort and first video commercial of Nexus 7 has been put up on YouTube.
The video is titled as “Nexus 7: Camping”. It’s a one minute commercial in which a father and son go camping in woods, and show various ways in which this tablet can be used. In the video, the tablet is used as device delivering information on animals, playing chess, used as a torch and usage of maps to pin point location in the woods has been shown. The video basically shows how Nexus 7 successfully strengthened the father son bond. Below is the commercial video.
Google started shipping out Nexus 7 two weeks ago to people who had pre ordered. Due to excessive demand, the 16 gig version is out of stock and further orders aren’t been taken, while the 8 gig variant continues to be available. The Nexus 7 is Google’s first attempt in the tablet market, and it clearly has been successful, mostly because of the price tag. The device comes with a price tag of $199 and $249 for 8 gig and 16 gig versions respectively. The whole package at its price point is a deal that is hard to pass. You may be able to buy one off eBay in the $300 to $400 price range.
The Nexus 7 is based on the Asus MeMO ME370T and the current device is fruit of 4 months of design and modification process. Below are specifications of the device.
7-inch LED backlit 1280×800@60Hz 18-bit pixel IPS display (Hydis HV070WX2) fused to Corning scratch-resistant glass
1.3 GHz Quad-core (plus one “companion” core) Nvidia Tegra 3 processor with a 12-core graphics chip (T30L – 4 x Cortex A9 SoC)
1 GB DDR3 RAM (Hynix HTC2G83CFR)
NFC (NXP 65N04)
Wi-Fi b/g/n with Bluetooth 4.0 (Broadcom BCM4330 paired with AzureWave AW-NH665)
Gyroscope and accelerometer (Invensense MPU-6050), magnetometer
GPS (Broadcom BCM4751)
Front-facing 1.2 MP camera (Aptina MI 1040)
Rechargeable 4325 mAh, 16 Wh Li-ion non-removable battery
Currently, the Nexus 7 is the most cost effective solutions in the tablet market with its combination of raw power, decent screen, Google services and a reasonable price tag. It has definitely set a standard for what a budget tablet device should look and function like.