Google Android 4.1 Jelly Bean tablet – the Nexus 7 by ASUS comes with NFC

Google tablet is officially out. The 7-inch tablet manufactured by ASUS will be the first tablet to run Android 4.1 Jelly Bean and the first 7-inch tablet to run on a quad-core processor.


Unveiled during the I/O developers conference in San Francisco, the Nexus 7 is a very slim and light tablet weighing only 340 gram. There will be two version of the tablet, an 8GB version available for $199 and a 16GB version available for $249.

Aside from memory storage, the tablet will have 1GB of RAM and will come with NFC (Android Beam) allowing data exchange between NFC enabled devices just by a simple tap between them. The 7-inch tablet will also come with one 1.2-megapixel front camera. That is a bit unusual these days as most tablet come with both a front and rear camera. The lack of rear camera should be strategic move in terms of pricing as this will help keep the tablet price low without too much of a sacrifice.

The battery of the Nexus 7 allows you 8 hours of fun. Don’t forget, you’ll also have full access to Google’s Play Store.

The Nexus 7 is available for pre-order and should be out in the market in mid-July.

All in all, the Google Asus Nexus 7 Tablet should really shake up the tablet world. At such at affordable price, its closest competition, the Kindle Fire is already doing extremely well. But is the Nexus 7 going to shake up the iPad sales? To some extent definitely as it is really an affordable tablet. We’ll see how Apple reacts with the new upcoming iPad. iPad mini on the way maybe?