ASUS Nexus 7 Officially Announced, Google’s First Tablet

All day we’ve been seeing and hearing all sorts of rumors and leaks about this, and now Google has unveiled themselves. The Nexus 7 is Google’s first self-branded tablet, running stock Android. Made by ASUS, the tablet features high-end specs, with a low profile and slim design. It’s running Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, The full specs are as follows:

  • 1280×800 HD Display
  • Tegra 3 quad-core processor
  • 12-core GPU
  • Front-facing camera
  • WiFi
  • Bluetooth
  • NFC
  • 9-hours of video playback, 300-hours standby
  • Google Chrome is the stock browser

The tablet is aimed as an access terminal to Google Play, so it appears to be more of a media tablet. It’s great to see that Google is entering the tablet market themselves, and we’ll have to see how the tablet fares in the coming weeks. The tablet is only $199, available today. Also included is $25 Google Play credit, and will be shipping in mid-July. Who’s excited for their very own Nexus tablet?

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