Video: Google showcases Nexus 7 tablet

  • Google unveiled its long-awaited indigenously designed Nexus 7 tablet at I/O 2012 today in San Francisco, California. 

    The device - which runs Android 4.1 Jelly Bean - is manufactured by industry heavyweight Asus.


    The Nexus 7 tablet boasts some pretty sweet hardware specs indeed, such as a quad-core Nvidia Tegra processor, 1.2-megapixel front camera, NFC capabilities and a 1280 x 800, back-lit IPS LCD display.

    The device is priced quite competitively (watch out Amazon Kindle Fire!), with the 8GB model retailing for $200 and the 16GB going for a cool $250.

    Key specs include:

    • Size - 198.5 x 120 x 10.45mm
    • Weight - 340g
    • Scratch-resistant Corning glass
WiFi 802.11 b/g/n
    • Bluetooth
    • Micro USB
    • 1GB RAM
    • 4325 mAh (Up to 8 hours of active use)
    • Microphone
    • NFC (Android Beam)
    • Accelerometer
    • GPS
    • Magnetometer
    • Gyroscope

    The Nexus 7 tablet is currently available for pre-order here, with shipping expected to kick off in 2-3 weeks.