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
  • 340g


  • 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
  • Bluetooth
  • Micro USB

Other features

  • Microphone
  • NFC (Android Beam)
  • Accelerometer
  • GPS
  • Magnetometer
  • Gyroscope