Google has announced the Nexus 7, a seven-inch Android tablet powered by Nvidia's quad-core Tegra 3 processor.
Quite remarkably the new tablet will cost just £159 (plus £10 postage from Google direct) for the entry level 8GB model. A 16GB version will cost £199 plus postage.
The specs on both models are the same, including the Tegra 3, 1GB RAM and a seven-inch IPS display with a resolution of 1280x800.
There are a few shortcomings, however – notably the lack of an SD card slot and no 3G support.
Google is taking pre-orders now – with an estimated delivery time of two-to-three weeks. Those who do jump in early get a bonus £15 Google Play credit and a copy of Transformers: Dark of the Moon.
- Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean)
Size and Weight
- 198.5 x 120 x 10.45mm
- 7” 1280x800 HD display (216 ppi)
- Back-lit IPS display
- Scratch-resistant Corning glass
- 1.2MP front-facing camera
CPU and Memory
- Quad-core Tegra 3 processor
- 12‐core GPU
- 1 GB RAM
- 4325 mAh (Up to 8 hours of active use)
- WiFi 802.11 b/g/n
- Micro USB
- NFC (Android Beam)