The Google Nexus 7 Android tablet is official. As previously rumored, it will be made by ASUS and be the first device to sport Google Android Jelly Bean 4.1.
The Google Nexus 7 tablet will have a 7-inch 1280 x 800 display with a 216 PPI count and Corning glass. It will also feature a quad-core NVIDIA Tegra 3 processor with a quad-core CPU and 12-core GPU, as well as NFC, GPS, 1GB of RAM and a 1.2 megapixel front-facing camera. The Nexus tablet will have a 4,325mAh battery good for 9 hours of video and 300 hours of standby, according to Google. The Nexus 7 tablet will weigh .75 pounds.
At its unveiling at the Google I/O developer conference, Google execs stressed this tablet is built for Google Play. Like the Amazon Kindle Fire and Amazon’s content offerings, the Nexus 7 is being positioned as a content consumption device built for Google Play movies, music, eBooks, and magazines. Google is also rolling out a new recommendation engine for Google Play to help Google Nexus 7 users to find new content.
The Nexus 7 will be the first device to ship with Google Chrome as its standard browser. There is no word on a 3G or 4G version.
It will be available with either 8GB or 16GB of storage and cost $199 and $249, respectively. It will come with a $25 Google Play Store gift card and will be preloaded with an eBook, Google Play Movie (Transformers Dark Side of the Moon), and magazines. It is now available for preorder from the Google Play Store, along with a $20 Nexus tablet cover.
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For more information on Google Android Jelly Bean 4.1, please see TPCR sister site Brighthand.