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Google Announces Android-powered Nexus 7 Tablet

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During the annual Google I/O event in San Francisco yesterday, the search engine giant introduced its Android-powered tablet—the Nexus 7. They partnered with ASUS to build the new device that runs on Android 4.1 Jelly Bean.

Introducing: The Google Nexus 7 Tablet

Set to be released this July, the Nexus 7 features a 7-inch 1280 by 800-pixel display that is protected by scratch resistant Corning glass. It also boasts sharper text, vivid HD movies, and smooth and dynamic gameplay.

It is powered by NVIDIA Tegra 3 chipset, quad core CPU, and 12-core graphics processor. This means that the Nexus 7 is built to make everything faster: Pages load quickly, gameplay is smooth and responsive, and running multiple apps is a breeze. The tablet also has front-facing camera, built-in Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and Near Field Communications. Weighing 340 grams, it boasts 9 hours of battery life when watching HD video and 300 hours on standby.

The tablet is also designed with gaming in mind. With its quad-core performance, gyroscope and accelerometer, users can tilt, touch, or tap their way up to the leaderboards. They can also have access to more than 600,000 apps and games that are available in Google Play.

Google’s Nexus 7 also runs on the search engine giant’s latest Android version, the Jelly Bean. Android 4.1 offers smarter notifications, beautiful new widgets, as well as homescreen customization that is as easy as drag-and-drop.

Google Nexus 7 for Google Play

The Google Nexus 7 was also made for Google Play, which means that all entertainment a user loves is right in his hands. Google Play has the largest eBook collection, millions of songs, thousands of movies and TV shows, and a growing selection of magazine. Not to mention that Google Play also houses more than 600,000 apps and games.

It also offers easy import from iTunes with the help of Music Manager. Excluding the DRM-protected content, users can import up to 20,000 songs from iTunes into Google. Once the file is imported, it will be automatically available on Nexus 7. What’s best is that they can enjoy music on the web and on any compatible Android devices.

Google’s new tablet also brings its popular apps in the palm of the user’s hands. This includes Chrome, Google+, Gmail and YouTube.

 

The Nexus 7 comes in 8 GB model that costs $199 and a 16 GB unit that is tagged at $249. Each comes with a $25 credit to Google Play and a bundle of free content, including a “Transformers” film.

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