Google Nexus 7 Tablet

On June 27th, 2012 a new tablet was announced that could change the way people use tablets.  That day Google announced the release of the highly anticipated Nexus 7, a tablet that features Google’s latest android operating system 4.1, also known as Jelly Bean. I’m sure Jelly Bean was one of the many reasons why people had been looking forward to the announcement from Google, but another reason might have been the price point. Priced at only $200, the Nexus 7 is one of the cheapest tablets on the market and if anyone thought that the lower price would mean lower tech specs they would be wrong.

This impressive addition to the tablet market includes a 7 inch 1280×800 HD display with scratch-resistant Corning glass, a 1.2mp front facing camera, a Quad-core Tegra 3 processor, 8 or 16gb of internal storage with 1gb of RAM, as well as many other interesting features. The one downside to the Nexus 7 is the fact that it can only access the internet through Wi-Fi. All of these great features and the Nexus 7 is still only $200. That price is something to think about when the cost of the cheapest current generation iPad is $499, then if you want to use internet without Wi-Fi on the device that is going to cost you even more.

Google has made an impressive leap into the tablet marketplace with the Nexus 7, with a more than possible chance of taking over the iPad in terms of sales. As a consumer, I know I feel more comfortable when the hardware of my device and software on my device are built to work in sync and Google has finally started doing that in tablet form. The Nexus 7 is already getting great reviews and comes out in a couple weeks, it’s going to be interesting to see how it effects the current tablet market.

Nexus 7 Features
CNET Nexus 7 Review
Wired Hands-on Review