Google and ASUS officially unveil the Nexus 7

It’s what we’ve all been waiting for, folks: Google and ASUS have announced the Nexus 7, a pure Google tablet that lets you take advantage of all the goods they’re offering up in the Android market. But forget the software for now (we’ll get into that later): let’s talk specs.

It has a 7 inch 1280×800 display, Tegra 3 chipset, a front-facing camera, 9 hours of HD video (talk time in tablet speak) and 300 hours of standby time, WiFi, Bluetooth, and NFC. It’s only 340 grams light so it’s very easy to hold.

It’s got a nice helping of power no doubt, but Google surprisingly wasn’t interested in running down a list of mundane specs. This device is all about experiences.

You can read a book or magazine on your phone, and pick up where you left off on the tablet. They’ll give you movie and TV show recommendations based on what you watch.

They’ll let you find out what music you’re listening to in an area if you don’t know what it is. All of these apps have been optimized specifically for tablets, and Google’s pushing them heavily on the Nexus 7. We’ll be bringing you even more updates as we get them. Developing…

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TAGS: io2012 , Nexus 7 2012

  • youareme7

    At least it has GPS, that’s the only thing I was worried about. I am disappointed it doesn’t have a microSD slot though.

    • Ryan chandler

      maybe I missed it, but where does it say it doesnt have a microSD?

  • Erin Locke

    Uh oh. Price is conspicuously absent. Hope they are sticking to the $200 price point.

    • PC_Tool

      $199 for the 8GB version. Lots of Play store links floating around, but they all resolve to a “sorry…too many requests” type page for me atm.

    • Nicholas Snowdeal

      Not it’s not it shows $199 and $249 respectively. It’s on the top left. Go and have a look.

  • wtpanos

    Ordered! Very excited for a nexus tablet

  • Matthew Merrick

    phone UI is a dealbreaker. i want the android tablet UI on my tablet.

    • Ryan Rhoden

      You do realize 4.1 is both phone and TABLET software, read up on Android before trying to sound smart

      • UniBroW

        He didn’t say phone software, said phone ui. This looks like the phone ui, rather than the tablet ui

        • Cory Dobak

          It’s going to have the Tablet UI. Google wouldn’t shoot themselves in the foot like this.

          • UniBroW

            Have you not looked at any of the images? Identical to the Galaxy Nexus
            Sent from my Galaxy S II

  • GBGamer

    Why did they have to go with NVidia? Remember what Linus said?

  • pupu

    $200 I will.

  • effApple
    • Mark Seven

      Looks like it