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  • Google Rolls Out 'Nexus 7' Tablet at I/O Developer Conference


    On Wednesday, as Google's I/O Developer Conference got underway, the Internet search giant confirmed its new venture with Asus: the "Nexus 7." The 7-inch tablet runs Android 4.1 Jelly Bean and, perhaps most impressively, retails for just $199 (8GB model). The higher-end 16GB model goes for $249.

    Here's what we know about the tablet's many features. There's a 1,280-by-800-pixel display (powered by the Nvidia Tegra 3 chipset), front-facing camera, NFC compatibility, a quad-core CPU and 12-core graphics processor, built-in Wi-Fi, and, of course, Bluetooth. The Nexus 7 weighs just 12 ounces.

    During a presentation at the company's annual developer conference, Google showed its Nexus 7 tablet which rivals Amazon.com Inc.'s popular Kindle Fire in both size and price. The device features a seven-inch screen that is designed to display books and other media available on Google's Play service.
    The tablet is said to be "an ideal device for reading books." That's according to Google engineering director Chris Yerga, who spoke at the presentation.

    Interested in the Nexus 7? If so, you won't have to wait long to get it. Google says the tablet will be rolled out in July - likely toward the middle of the month. So far, the most successful low-end tablet is Amazon's answer to the iPad known as the Kindle Fire. Only time will tell if the Nexus 7 will put out the "fire."

    Source: WSJ
    This article was originally published in forum thread: Google Rolls Out 'Nexus 7' Tablet at I/O Developer Conference started by Michael Essany View original post
    Comments 26 Comments
    1. hank197857's Avatar
      hank197857 -
      i doubt it.
    1. bry2k2's Avatar
      bry2k2 -
      Quote Originally Posted by Mrteacup View Post
      They try to fit as much as they can into one thing but don't have enough man power to test it all. Apple however keeps it simple.

      Adding feature with pointless cause are dumb. They won't help the device sale ever thought of why apples successful? One reason is that they have one device and it's not clunked up so third party companies can make it compatible. You don't understand that millions of features don't sell. QUALITY OVER QUANTITY!
      I hope you do realize that Apple is including the equivalent of NFC in IOS 6, its called Paypass. Please tell me what features that Android uses that Apple does not. Please don't rant just for the sake of ranting.
    1. gehjl's Avatar
      gehjl -
      Quote Originally Posted by bigboyz View Post
      I thought the specs were decent but no rear camera? You have to come with a complete tablet not just an E-Reader, hoping the user does not need or want one. Apple as set the bar and none of the competition is close. Good design and great OS=better tablet.
      Yeah, because I love it when I'm at an event and someone in front of me pulls out an iPad to take a picture.
    1. Greatbiguns's Avatar
      Greatbiguns -
      I'm pretty satisfied with my iPad but that is cool that they are launching it in the near future. Gotta like a quick release after the product is shown off for the first time.
    1. Mrteacup's Avatar
      Mrteacup -
      Quote Originally Posted by bry2k2 View Post
      I hope you do realize that Apple is including the equivalent of NFC in IOS 6, its called Paypass. Please tell me what features that Android uses that Apple does not. Please don't rant just for the sake of ranting.
      NFC is useful for an iPhone and maybe iPod touch. But an iPad or any tablet is not going to be useful. Oh I guess it's more convenient to haul around a 10" or 7" tablet rather then a 4 inch piece of plastic
      Also it's not about android having features that apple doesn't its about android adding what ever they can to the phone and not testing it. Software on androids and Samsung are never as smooth as apple because they have to many phones and processors and screens etc. to even test it.
    1. CoronaDelux's Avatar
      CoronaDelux -
      Quote Originally Posted by bigboyz View Post
      I thought the specs were decent but no rear camera? You have to come with a complete tablet not just an E-Reader, hoping the user does not need or want one. Apple as set the bar and none of the competition is close. Good design and great OS=better tablet.
      Really dude? I can count on one hand the amount of times I've used my iPad's rear camera.