Wednesday, 27 June 2012

Tech News: Google announces Nexus 7 Tablet

Google's new Nexus 7 Tablet 

Earlier today, Google revealed their first official 7" tablet, the Nexus 7, at their Google I/O conference.

The tablet, made by Asus, will the first device to debut with the upcoming Android 4.1 release 'Jellybean'. Google will be launching two very affordable models come Mid-July.

Model - UK/US Price
8GB £159  $199
16GB £199 $249

Google's speedy tablet is set to run on a powerful 1.3Ghz Tegra 3 Quadcore processor, 1GB of RAM, a crisp 7" 1280x800 HD resolution screen (216 ppi) and will come in 8GB and 16GB storage models. Unfortunately for high capacity enthusiasts there will be no physical expandable memory slots.

The full list of specs can be found: Here

As well as fighting for a share of Apple's current share in the tablet market, this new powerful yet affordable tablet is set to challenge Amazon's Kindle Fire which is currently the best selling Android Tablet in the US. Amazon have yet to release their 7" Kindle Fire tablet outside of North America which means Google could be the first to tap into the 'affordable premium tablets' market in the UK.

- Ben Carron


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