Google Announces Nexus 7 Tablet


We have been hearing several reports and leaks regarding the first Nexus Tablet lately and finally it was at Google I/O today.

After stepping into smartphone business two years ago, Google has announced the direct rivalry for tablets, particularly the iPad and Kindle Fire – but it seems no way near to Windows Surface.

Seemingly made for Google Play, the tablet called the ‘Google Nexus 7’ is manufactured by Asus which has been making some good Android tablets in recent months. The tablet has a 7 inch display to start with and runs on the Hot new Android 4.1 Jelly Bean along with a respectable spec sheet.

Here are the specifications of the Google Nexus 7:

  • 7 inch display with an HD resolution of 800 x 1280 with 16M colors
  • Multitouch, capacitive touchscreen with Corning Gorilla Glass
  • Weight: 340 grams and 10.5mm thick
  • Operating System: Android 4.1 Jelly Bean
  • 1.3 Ghz Nvidia Tegra 3 quad-core processor with 1 Gb RAM
  • 8 and 16Gb non-expandable memory
  • 1.2 MP front-facing camera with 720p HD video
  • No rear-camera
  • Bluetooth/Wi-Fi/NFC/Google Wallet
  • 12 core ultra-low voltage Nvidia GeForce GPU
  • Accelerometer/Gyroscope/Proximity sensors
  • SNS Integration
  • DivX/Xvid/Mp4/H.264/H.263 video players
  • $25 credit from Google’s Play store
  • 9 hours battery life

This stunning hardware comes in 8Gb and 16Gb models as we’ve already told you and both will be available for $199 and $249 respectively. Expect Google Nexus 7 around PKR 30,000 when available in Pakistan.

Only a black model was shown and no 3G version has been announced yet. Nexus 7 will be released in July this year.


  • Hi amir, I am your regular visitor and I like your blog very much. This post is awesome, especially specifications of the Google Nexus 7 are great. Thanks for this information.

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    • ya that bugs me too the shipping taxes or whatever it costs them to bring the US stuff in Pakistan makes it costly 10K more lolzz & no sd card puts me off this tablet shame it was perfect 1 important question would be it supports micro usb port so it might be able to load an external hdd on it only reviews will tell.

      Admin add this to specifications it supports micro usb port as well thanks.

    • Yes, I think the 8GB is too little also. Even my Nexus S has 16 GB (not expandable). I think the tablets should be 16 and 32 not 8 and 16.

      But still I am happy if I can get one. I hope Mobilink will sell it in August.

        • Good point. I thought of Mobilink because they have sold Nexus S and Nexus in the past. I don’t know about tablets, I don’t remember.

  • Its A Very Good News From Google … Price is Much Better & Specification Are Great..

  • why would you compare Nexus 7 with MS Surface???? Both are made for entirely different consumers, and if you still want to compare both, main advantage of Nexus 7 is Price (Half of MS Surface Windows 8 RT version, Windows 8 Pro is toooooo expensive), average consumer will defiantly go for Nexus 7….

    and as for some comments about 8/16 GB version and SD Card slot… Most features in this tablet will be Cloud Based, so u don’t need extra space on your tablet for content that can be saved online…

    • It’s also tied strongly with Google Play media, meaning movies and music. (We cannot access that but the device itself is meant for them and hyped along with them.) They take up space. I know people who will not buy the Nexus phone because their music is more than 32gb, and they use their phones as music players during bus rides to work or stuff like that.

      • if u Want to use those services u know u can use them without any restrictions, u just need to know How…..

        As for Space for different stuff, i know its not enough now a days, i had Transformer Tablet (16GB) and i had space issues coz a lot of mobile/tablet games size is more than 700MB/game… But you can’t complain as they are offering a quad core tablet with HD IPS display for just $199

        • — But you can’t complain as they are offering a quad core tablet with HD IPS display for just $199

          multicore core CPU = eats battery
          multicore GPU = does not eat battery — and that is the route Apple has taken with the iPad 3. A lot of graphics stuff can be easily paralellized and even if the GPU is slow (500MHz compared to 1 or 1.3 GHz CPU), you can still get a lot done (more cores = more work/mhz).

          Also, the display is dimmer than on many devices. The darks are dark, but the whites are not as bright.

          Either way, I want it!

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