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…

Quentyn Kennemer
The "Google Phone" sounded too awesome to pass up, so I bought a G1. The rest is history. And yes, I know my name isn't Wilson.

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  1. 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.

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

        microSD is nowhere in these specs, I’d be super surpsised if it was in there.

      2. it doesnt say it here, but there is no microSD, see the Verge’s article

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

    1. $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.

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

  3. Ordered! Very excited for a nexus tablet

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

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

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

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

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

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

  6. $200 I will.

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