The Google I/O 2012 kicked off today with the announcement of Android 4.1 called Jelly Bean. This was leaked ahead of time and basically verified with a statue of Jelly Bean appearing at the headquarters of Google yesterday. Along with this announcement came news of the Google branded tablet built by Asus called the Nexus 7 running that new Jelly Bean software.
The hardware definitely packs a big punch and is no doubt the best 7 inch tablet device that you can get for a measly $199. Google is really targeting the Kindle Fire with this tablet and they have done a good job. We’ll see how Amazon fire backs as they are rumored to unveil their next generation tablet next month. Full specs are below including pre-order link from Google Play Store.
- Operating system: Android Jelly Bean (4.1)
- Display: 7-inch (1280 x 800 pixels)
- Processor: Quad-core 1.3 GHz NVIDIA Tegra 3, 1 GB RAM
- Internal storage: 8 GB, 16 GB
- Cameras: 1.2-megapixel front-facing
- Connectivity: Wireless-N Wi-Fi (802.11b/g/n); Bluetooth
- Inputs/outputs: microUSB, 1 headphone
- Battery: 8 hrs battery life
- Dimensions: 7.8 x 4.7 x 0.41 inches
- Weight: 0.75 lbs
- Price: $199, $250
Pre-Order: Google Play Store