Google on Wednesday announced its own tablet Nexus 7 at Google I/O, the company’s annual event for developers in San Fransisco.
The Nexus 7 tablet has a 7-inch screen with a resolution of 1280×800 pixels. It is powered by quad-core Tegra 3 processor with 12 core GPU and has 1GB RAM.
The tablet runs on Jelly Bean, the latest version of Android 4.1 operating software, which was also announced at the I/O event. Nexus 7 is made by Asus. It has a 4,325mAh battery. The tablet has a 1.2MP front camera and weighs 340 grams. The device supports wi-fi but not 3G.
Nexus 7 will cost $199 in the US. This looks like the price for 8GB model and 16GB is likely to cost a bit more. The device will ship out to customers in mid-July.
According to Google, Nexus 7 comes preloaded with some multimedia content, including Transformers: Dark of the Moon movie. It also has magazines like Conde Nast Traveler and Popular Science, and songs from bands like Coldplay and the Rolling Stones preloaded on it.
Google also announced Nexus Q which, the company says, combines the power of Android and Google Play to easily stream music and video in your home — all controlled by an Android phone or tablet.