No one in the tech world has perhaps failed to keep a secret about their announcements worse than Google. Every tech site has been running articles about the Nexus 7 tablet for months now. Just a couple of days before the annual Google Developer Conference, Google I/O was to start on 27 June, someone leaked the complete and detailed specification to Gizmodo Australia. The specification, we now know, are bang on. Finally, Google themselves let slip, on Google Play, a banner image of the Nexus 7, just hours before the conference was to begin. Even Nexus 7’s new OS Jelly Bean’s existence has been known for quite some time now. The surprise element might have been lost, but the excitement sure did not die down even a bit.
Here is a roundup of what the Google Nexus 7 tablet has to offer. The tablet has been manufactured by Asus. It brings a 7-inch 1,280-by-800 HD display and Google has announced that it will be powered by the Tegra 3 processor. It will have 1GB of RAM for a smooth gaming experience and browsing. The tablet will also have a front camera of 1.2-megapixel capacity, to be used as a web camera. No back camera means the tablet is not meant to be used as a full fledged image and video capture device. An accelerometer, a gyroscope and GPS, a microphone will be the additional input methods. Near field Communication, Bluetooth and 802.11a/b/g/n Wi-Fi for communication.
The tablet is 10.45mm thick and weighs 0.7 pounds. Google tells us to expect 9 hours of battery backup while playing a 720p HD video.
The Nexus 7 will come out in 8GB and 16GB models for $199 and $249 respectively. The tablets will be out in the market soon but can also be pre-ordered from here. The Nexus 7 is also already out on eBay.