Google has finally announced a tablet under its Nexus brand. Called the Nexus 7, the 340g tablet is a 7”, running the upcoming Android ver. 4.1, Jelly Bean. Designed by Google and manufactured by Asus, the Nexus 7 has Nvidia’s Tegra 3 chipset which has a quad-core CPU and a 12-core GPU. It has a 1280×800 resolution display as well as a front-facing camera, Bluetooth, NFC, and WiFi. Google claims that the Nexus 7 is capable of 9 hours of HD video viewing in a single charge and will be the first Android device to have Chrome as the standard browser.
The Nexus devices are mobile devices that are pure Android and do not have additional software installed. Before the announcement of the Nexus 7, only smartphones were available under the Nexus brand.
The Nexus 7 tablet will be available in mid-July in the US and some countries for $199.