The Nexus 7 and Jelly Bean were easily the most notable announcements from Google I/O, last week. Immediately following their unveiling, we went hands-on with Google’s first tablet, but that wasn’t enough and was more of a teaser. While our full review is still a day or two away, we wanted to bring a more in-depth look that we weren’t able to capture while at the conference. Through this walkthrough, we look not only at the device itself, but also a look at Jelly Bean in its tabletish-phone form.
We hope you enjoy. (more…)
You have had 3 days now to order the Google Nexus 7, did you? We have been using our units from I/O off and on, and are so far more than impressed. It feels like the perfect size, plus it has enough power to be the ultimate gaming machine thanks to that Tegra 3 processor inside. The screen is beautiful, Jelly Bean is beyond awesome, and the build quality makes it feel like something that should cost much more than $199.
Have you seen enough yet to dive in and make the purchase? Are you waiting for more reviews? Let us know.
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. (more…)
Since specs leaked for Google’s Nexus 7 tablet last night, the storage situation has been brought up more times than we can count. Rumored to come in 8GB and 16GB models, many are wondering if the tablet will have a microSD card slot to expand those seemingly minimal amounts of space. The short answer – probably not. (more…)
Is that a picture of the Google Nexus 7 tablet that will be unveiled this week at I/O? According to Gizmodo Australia, it is. They reportedly obtained all of the details of the device through a training document and are as follows:
- 7″ IPS display with 178 degree viewing angles (1280×800 resolution)
- 8GB and 16GB storage options, priced at $199 and $249
- 1.3GHz NVIDIA Tegra 3 processor
- 1GB RAM
- Jelly Bean (Android 4.1)
- NFC with Google Wallet loaded
- 1.2MP front camera
- 9 hours of battery life
Sound about right? It certainly matches up to the handful of leaks we had already seen a number of times over the last couple of months. I am a bit surprised to see the $199 version at 8GB instead of 16GB, but to keep the price down, they had to make a cut somewhere. With so much cloud storage floating about, that really shouldn’t be that big of a deal. Who knows, maybe Google will toss in free Google Drive storage to those that purchase this new Nexus.
We will know it all in 3 days.
According to the newest report out of DigiTimes, Google and Asus’ Nexus tablet has already begun its journey from the factories and is on its way to San Francisco for the official unveiling at this year’s Google I/O. Once it is shown off to all of the press and developers in attendance, the tablet is said to be ready for purchase shortly after in July. And yes, it is being reported that the price will be set at $199.
Due to the low price, Google has opted out of a back-facing camera, but the tablet will feature a front-facing shooter for video conferencing or whatever purpose you may need it for. It will remain WiFi-only and come pre-loaded with Google’s Chrome for Android browser.
Now that we are getting closer to launch and have a better sense of what this device will offer consumers, are you starting to become more excited for it? At that $199 price point, we definitely are.
Is this the first publicly posted camera shot from the upcoming Google Nexus 7 tablet? It could be. According to EXIF data for the photo, the device is made by Asus and is certainly called “Nexus 7.” The legitimacy of the photo is also backed a bit by the fact that the photo appears to have been taken on Google’s campus and that the man responsible for it is friends with all sorts of Googlers. Yes, you could fake this stuff, but we have seen phones outed like this for years now.
Most of the tech world is fully expecting this device to be announced at Google I/O next week and then released shortly after at around $199. So far, we saw the Nexus 7 appear in a benchmark, cruise through the FCC, potentially show itself through leaked press images, and get the nod from an anonymous Asus rep.
Via: Picasa | The Verge
At this year’s Computex event, a representative of Asus confirmed the partnership with Google in creating a Nexus “7” tablet that is to be ready for shipment by the end of this month. Further details such as Jelly Bean and the Tegra 3 were not confirmed, but with Google I/O taking place in the same time frame, it’s hard to see this as coincidence. This may not be official, but it is giving more cred to the previous rumors that mentioned the same thing.
Via: Android Authority