Google’s Nexus 7 Tablet: its specs, features and release date

It was revealed that Google’s first own-brand media tablet-Nexus 7 Tablet, which is expected to ship in Mid-July. Now, it starts taking pre-orders. It is positioned to take on the Kindle Fire at a mere $199 in the US.

Its Operation System and Processor:
Google’s tablet runs Google’s latest operating system: Android 4.1, aka Jelly Bean. It also benefits from the very polished “Project Butter” user interface technology, which is much smoother than previous Androids or Amazon’s forked version of the OS, and it’s the first Android tablet to ship with Chrome as its default browser.

There’s also a big camera improvement, a whole host of browser tweaks and some clever voice recognition upgrades… in short, a lot of worthwhile reasons to check out the first Android Jelly Bean device.

Google Nexus 7 is a quad-core Tegra 3 processor packing a 12-core GPU and 1GB of on-board RAM. This, combined with some clever under-the-hood streamlining, means a buttery-smooth performance.

The specs in full follow:

- 7-inch 1280 x 800 HD display (216 ppi)
- Back-lit IPS display
- Scratch-resistant Corning glass
- 1.2mp front-facing camera
- 198.5 x 120 x 10.45mm
- 340g
- WiFi 802.11 b/g/n
- Bluetooth
- 8/16 GB internal storage
- 1 GB RAM
- Micro USB
- 4325mAh (Up to 8 hours of active use)
- Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean)
- Quad-core Tegra 3 processor
- MicrophoneNFC (Android Beam)
- Accelerometer
- Magnetometer
- Gyroscope

Its release date and price:
The Nexus 7 launches in the US, UK and Australia this July.

The UK price for the Nexus 7 will be £159 for the 8GB model, and the 16GB one will cost £199. That gives you not just the tablet but £15 of Google Play credit to spend too, and it means that even the priciest model is half an iPad.

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