Google officially announces the Nexus 7 tablet, ships in mid-July for $199
Although the official introduction video for Google’s new Nexus 7 tablet leaked before the announcement, the company just unveiled the 7-inch device on-stage at its Google I/O keynote. While announcing the device’s specs (listed below), the company gave a number of demos for the Nexus 7’s UI, including a content recommendation page, Gmail, YouTube, Chrome (first device to ship with Chrome as default, stock browser), and a full-featured Google Maps with offline mode. Google also gave a demo of the 12-core GPU in action with some impressive 3D games, as pictured above.
Pre-orders start on Google Play today for $199 (8GB) or $249 (16GB), with the device shipping to the United States and Canada in mid-July alongside Jelly Bean.
- -1,080-by-800HD display
- -Tegra 3, Quad-core CPU
- -12-core GPU
- -4325 mAh battery- 9 hours video playback, 300 hours standby
- -Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, NFC, compass, gyroscope, accelerometer
- -1.2 megapixel front-facing camera
- -340 grams
The 2012 Google I/O Developers Conference starts today at the Moscone Center West in San Francisco, Calif., with events continuing until June 29 at 4:30 p.m. PST.