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Nexus 7 Tablet Unveiled – Starts at $199 for 8GB Model, Ships in July

The Nexus 7 tablet is finally official and available now in the Google Play store. It’s $199 for the 8GB version, $249 for the 16GB version, and ships in mid-July. You can order now and be one of the first in the world to use Jelly Bean (Android 4.1).

It’s as you probably expected it to be on the spec front. The device is powered by a Tegra 3 quad-core processor, 7″ HD display, NFC, 1GB of RAM, and runs Jelly Bean. It looks like a solid option at that price.  

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  • thefullritz

    Ordered mine alsmost immediately…can’t wait for delivery.

  • Jack Coleman

    when i saw this, i was like meh, but then i was like wait, 199?????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????

  • feztheforeigner

    I’m doing my contributions to the tablet: my school district asked me to set up a Mobile App course and I told them we would need this as a test device! We just bought 200 of them!


  • NexusMan

    Same here…don’t need it, but so want it….damn…I already have a Kindle Fire, want this, and still want a 10″ tablet too!

  • mecevans

    No HDMI?

  • Rodeojones000

    I want to pre order one. However, when I click on the link to take me to the play store I just get the general play store page. Nothing about a tablet. Searching for it doesn’t work either. Anyone got a solution? I’d like to order one before they sell out.

  • anybody else notice that you get transformers: dark on the moon… not dark side, on the nexus 7 page

  • nessa

    will best buy have this?

  • nightscout13

    THUMBS UP GOOG! At that price point, these things will sell like hotcakes with gold sprinkles!

  • Android1997

    Guys off topic, but am i the only one who still has GB on his droid razr maxx??

    • andy


  • DroidDave


  • I like it but I just got a Galaxy Note. I’m in this strange no-mans land where I’m weirdly satisfied with my phone and have no use for a tablet. I love Android, but I’ve never actually felt this sense of satisfaction on the OS until now.

  • bvgillis

    This is like a Kindle Fire on steroids. It’s everything people asked for (except for the storage thing):

    Cheap, lightweight, portable and really powerful.

    This is the best attempt that has ever been made to cut into the iPad market share….. we will find out once and for all.

    • j_man_88

      With the key phrase being ‘except for the storage thing’. Hopefully amazon will add an sd slot to the Fire2.

  • Raven

    Does anyone know if Jellybean 4.1 is going to have the concept of profiles
    so that you can sign on from different gmail addresses and get
    completely different home layouts so that 2 people could easily share this

  • Ryan Powell

    I pre-ordered the 16GB. I know it’s a small bonus but am I the only one excited for $25 Play Store credit that comes with it right now? I thought that was a really nice gesture for a $200/$250 tablet.

  • Liderc

    Totally looks like he’s about to give a hand job in the pic before you play the video.

  • AndroidJohns

    I’m an Android guy but I’d rather get a Microsoft Surface.

  • Jerome Rhodes

    I’d really like to see something good as far as included headphones. I’m pre-ordering either way though! lol, the kindle fire is going to die in a corner somewhere

  • I need this like I need a hole in my head. 16GB pre-order done.

  • Anyone with a Gnex can tell you that the lack of removable storage isn’t a big deal when everything is being stored on the cloud.

    As for this “tablet” … I wont purchase any tablet where I cannot see a whole webpage on it a time without needing to scroll or zoom.

    7″ tablets are just too small for me.

  • Futbolrunner

    Transformer Infinity or Nexus 7?

    • Sven Enterlein

      Depends totally what you want. I have the TF101 and like it but I sometimes look back at the Nook Color and find it has a much more convenient size. I have probably average hands. If I ever were to get another tablet I’d probably go with a 7″ and get an ultrabook for productivity (I gave up on Android ever being able to meet my needs).

  • CaptainHowdy13

    Storage isnt a big deal to me. Im just not sure 7″ is where I want to be at

  • steveliv

    Looks really good, but call me when they release a Nexus 10.1 tablet. The screen is too small after you’ve grown accustomed to a larger one.

  • Esteban_Colberto

    Damn Google! You became a King by not being Apple. What am I supposed to do with a tablet without expandable memory or a rear facing camera and no Flash? You’ve just created a large 2G iPod, which I have very little use for. You know those 16 GPU cores you’re raving about? How am I supposed to download many games when the wifi portion of these new editions runs up to 400 MB each?!? You just missed the boat on that one. The rear facing cam? Think about all the housewives that post to Ebay, Craigslist and Facebook to sell items. And no Flash for Chrome browser?!? Should have left the stock Android browser on it. I would have bought one of these for my wife, but now she basically has to use her phone or my OG Transformer. Apple will be coming in the backdoor this fall with a 7″ tablet which will basically be the same thing. SMH.

  • kuboo99

    Not an optimal solution for lacking an SD card, but if this has USB OTG (I would assume it would) you could buy a micro SD card reader (those can be extremely small) and plug that into the OTG cable and then plug that into the tablet. It would be clunky but you would have more storage…

  • Bobbyjams

    Let me see if I have this right. $199 but $25 from the play store. Comes with a movie and a book. I can use nook app and kindle app from play store to read every e-book I own, AND can use comixology app to read comics on a tablet. WiFi only so I don’t need to add a data plan.

    Perfect for me. Ordering today.

  • Raven

    I broke down and preordered a Nexus 7 during the Google I/O opening despite being rather upset about the lack of a MicroSD slot. I also hope to be getting a Nexus Q for Christmas if not sooner.

  • Anthony Vella

    This is by far a huge advancement in Google’s strive to conquer the tablet market but the Nexus 7 is more like an e-Reader that is supercharged with awesome features with a great price. Personally I will wait for the 10.1″ version because that version will most likely come with a few enhancements and thus the larger screen which is what I want in a tablet. Anywho, fantastic product Google!

    • steveliv

      i’m with you, 10.1!!!

  • Keith0606

    honestly wasn’t sure about this as I was thinking about a 10″ tablet but really what you get for the price is just too good. Not to mention updates straight from google.

  • Gerret Walczak

    Pretty bad Google IO coverage from Droid Life. Hate to say it, but I guess I’m going elsewhere for coverage on everything they talked about today.

    • moelsen8

      i didn’t think it was that bad. there was a lot going on.

    • mustbepbs

      Boo hoo. Maybe you should cancel your weekly subscription package to Droid Life while you’re at it. It is pretty expensive.

    • RWW

      Same feeling here. I had to venture out (to TechCrunch) to get a good blow-by-blow account of the activities.

  • Daniel Clifford

    Pre-ordered the 8GB.
    Those complaining about the space, just because you buy movies and music does not mean you have to keep EVERY SINGLE purchase stored on the tablet. That is what a computer is for.
    To each their own, but not having an micro SD slot should not be the end of the world.

  • zaqwsx

    How fast is this thing? 1.3? 1.5? Or do we have to live with a lowly 1.0? Maybe they’ll go the ipad route and not even tell us.

  • SeanBello

    just ordered the 16gb! semi hoping they sell out and demand is crazy so I can sell it for double and basically get a free one lol

  • Still thinking I’m going to have to wait for a 10″ or get the Transformer Infinity. Tough life.

    • Yeah, wait. I have a 7″ Sammy tab and gave in and got a 10″ Xoom, the Sammy makes a nice radio now since I rarely ever use it. Size matters!

      • I actually went and played with the 7″ tabs at best buy the other day, and both me and my gf agree that 7″ just isn’t big enough…

  • chaosrv

    What speed will the tegra 3 be running?

  • goatodoom

    I am tempted, but I don’t know about the size. I’d rather pay a bit more and get one with a larger screen.

  • microdot

    Looks very nice but am i the only one thats bothered by the fact that its a 7″ tablet and ot a 10″. With phones the way they are these days that barely bigger than our phones.

  • Justin Terra

    Does it have hdmi out?

    • Keith0606

      doesn’t look like it but i imagine it will have MHL option. So HDMI over USB with adapter.

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  • sgtguthrie

    Am I the only person disappointed in the amount of storage? It doesn’t have a SD Slot does it? Please don’t give me some cloud BS speech…I need storage on the device 😉

    • AE35

      what is speach? Didn’t you see the red underline when you wrote that?

      At least you got disappointed right.

      • sgtguthrie

        Thank you grammar Nazi… Now please go troll for misspellings somewhere else 😉

        • AE35

          Not to quibble, but wouldn’t that make me a spelling Nazi?

          BTW, there is no concrete evidence that the Nazis were either good spellers or used proper grammar.

          • sgtguthrie

            Go efff yourself! Understand that?

          • AE35

            No not really. Explain…

          • AE35

            BTW can I came up with a new ghetto name for you “S-Peach”

            “Yo look out here come Ghetto Fab S-Peach. He one hardened bad-ass.”

            Pretty good, right?

  • Why is everyone bitching about the Phone UI? Wasn’t the vision of ICS was to have the same experience no mater what device you use? Phone, Tablet, etc.

    • MKader17

      And considering its a Nexus device; Fastboot OEM unlock, root, build prop, set dpi to 160 or less and boom, tablet UI

  • MikeSaver

    So will I be able to download the games I have already payed for on my Galaxy Nexus on this tablet? Or will I have to pay for them again?

    • dylan84

      All of your apps are tied to your Google account. So,when you open the Play Store on any device you’ll be able to download those apps again.

  • Rodys Gonzalez

    I just bout me a Sony’s Smartwatch;… So i can’t be all selfish…… will buy this for my daughter;… (i’ll weigh in my options for a christmas buy for myself) lol