Google has unveiled its own tablet called the Nexus 7 featuring its new Android (Version 4.1) operating system. This was revealed in 2012 I/O developer conference. The tablet hardware was built by Asus and will be sold at only $199.
Some of the features in the Tablet are:-
• Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean) operating system: Android 4.1 is optimized to deliver Android's best performance and lowest touch latency, in an effortless, intuitive UI.
• 7-inch, 1280×800-resolution touchscreen
• Quad-core Tegra 3 chipset with a 12-core graphics processor
• 8GB of storage (16GB version available for $249)
• Front-facing camera
• Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and NFC
• Nine hours of HD video playback
• Weighs 0.75 pounds
According to analysts the Nexus 7 tablet is “optimized for Google Play” – meaning it’s geared toward consuming music, movies, games, books, magazines and more. The feature-set and price tag will certainly put a whole lot of pressure on similarly-priced (but less powerful) 7-inch tablets like Amazon’s Kindle Fire and Barnes & Noble’s Nook Tablet.
The Nexus 7 tablet is available starting Wednesday in the Google Play market, and it will begin shipping in mid-July.