The first Android tablet from Google unveiled during Google I/O 2012 is the Nexus 7, it will be the first tablet in the world that will be running Android 4.1 or Jelly Bean OS. Google claims that the new Nexus 7 Jelly Bean tablet is only 340gram in weight, having the 4325mAh battery that capable to playback continuous HD video for 9 hours long and has the standby time reaching 300 hours.
The HD IPS 7-inches display on Nexus 7 has adopted Asus’ TruVivid technology, capable to provide up to 1280×800 pixels resolution, while the display’s surface is further enhanced and protected using Corning’s Fit glass.
At the core, Nexus 7 offers a Quad-Core Tegra 3 processor, an NVIDIA’s 12-core GPU, 1GB RAM, and NFC (Android Beam technology). For camera, there is a front facing 1.2 Megapixels camera, without any rear facing camera making taking self photo a bit inconvenience.
Few distinctive features on Android Jelly Bean (Android 4.1) OS are the Offline Voice Typing that allows typing by voice dictating without requiring any internet connection, a voice information system from Google that is likely to compete with Apple’s Siri, an optimized version of Google Maps the enhanced version of YouTube for Android and optimized multimedia entertainment interface that should perform better than those run on most of the Android tablets in the market at the moment.
There is also a cover ‘resembling’ the Apple’s Smart Cover for the Nexus 7. Surprisingly, Google is planning to release the Nexus 7 starting from USD199 for the 8GB version and USD249 for the 16GB version. This will definitely open up new market opportunity for developing and under developed countries, as it is more affordable than most Android base tablets and similar pricing to Amazon’s Kindle Fire.
By the launching of Google Nexus 7, it is a likelihood that other Android tablet manufacturers will be ‘forced’ to low down their pricing and increase their tablet quality at the same time for better competitiveness.
No further info when this Nexus 7 will be available for rest of the world yet. We think Google is trying to do ‘Affordable Android Tablet Within Your Reach?’ campaign for the global market? Some will be crying while others will be laughing, which group are you in? With some high import tariff as the barrier for imported products, do you think you will also enjoy the same pricing as in the U.S market?
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[ Source: Google Nexus 7 Jelly Bean tablet ]