Thursday, June 28, 2012

Nexus 7 is here..

Finally, the wait is over! Google presented Nexus 7. This tablet will be optimized with the company's store, Google Play, in which you can find music, books, games, movies, applications and magazines.

The tablet, which is made by ​​Asus, will be the first device with the latest version of Android (Jelly Bean) 4.1 operating system, who will appear in mid-July.

Nexus 7 in the 8 GB version will cost $ 200, and the16 GB will cost $50 more. Tablets can be ordered immediately for now only in U.S, UK, Canada and Australia, and delivery will start at about the same time when the Android 4.1 appears.



7” 1280x800 HD display (216 ppi)
Back-lit IPS display
Scratch-resistant Corning glass
1.2MP front-facing camera


340 grams.


8 or 16 GB internal storage


4325 mAh (Up to 8 hours of active use)

Quad-core Tegra 3 processor


198.5 x 120 x 10.45mm


WiFi 802.11 b/g/n

To encourage shopping in its store network (and create ​​a habit), Google will give a bonus credit of $ 25 with every Nexus 7, and "Transformers" (Dark Side of the month), "Born domination" and several magazines will be installed on it.

Nexus 7 will be the first device on which Chrome will be default browser. At this point it is not clear whether this will be the case on all devices using Android 4.1 or will it apply only to Nexus 7.

Nexus 7 offers functionality called Google Now. It is a kind of personal digital assistants like Apple's Siri, who with no questions can provide you a lot of useful information. If, for example, you have scheduled a meeting with a person at the other end of town, it will warn you when you need to go and offer the optimal route for arriving at the appointed place.

Also, this feature automatically will give you results for your favorite teams, flight information and weather.

It seems that the Nexus 7 due to its low cost, close integration with Google Play and the impressive specifications, could become the most successful Android tablet so far.

The most serious competitors are Amazon's Kindle Fire, which costs $200 (new version is expected in July) and Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 which costs $250.