Google finally announced the Nexus 7 tablet device today at its Google I/O developer conference in San Francisco. It’s designed with content consumption in mind and comes with an enhanced. Google Play store which now lets you browse, download and enjoy digital magazines, television shows, movies, in addition to Android apps and more…
The Nexus 7 will be the first tablet computer to run Google’s latest Android software. Device quoted price $199 (£127) , built by Asus, runs the new Android 4.1 Jelly BeanAndroid Operating system and includes a 1280 x 800 HD screen, Tegra 3, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and NFC, and 9 hours of HD video battery life. It weighs 340 grams. It has a 1.2-megapixel camera – unlike the Kindle Fire – and is available with 8GB of memory or 16GB.
According to Google, this device is well suited for more tasks like reading books and magazines. Google magazine app has an ability to zoom in on articles or get it in a text-only Flip board style format. Google is also demonstrating how the device can be used to watch movies and television shows. It’s also the first device to ship with Chrome as the standard web browser.
Total sales of tablet computers will reach 105m units this year and 143m in 2013, according to the research firm IDC – compared with total PC sales of about 400m, of which more than 60% will be laptops.
The Nexus 7 can be ordered online now from the Google Playwebsite and ships in mid-July in the U.S., Canada and other countries.
Google also launched a new device called Nexus Q, a social streaming player that lets people play music, videos, and YouTube clips from the cloud. The device will be sold at a price of $ 299.