What is it?

The Google Nexus 7 was a surprise announcement at the Google Keynote Conference. Apart from the introduction of Google Glass, the Google Nexus 7 was the next big talking point of the conference. In basic terms, it is a 7” tablet that is centered on multimedia, and mainly focuses upon video playback, movies, etc. For people who are interested in watching shows, downloading and renting movies as well as being able to access their media through a tablet, the Google Nexus 7 is the perfect device for them to buy.  However, the device has not even gone on sale as yet, but the specifications have been revealed as well as the release date, and review units have been received. Here’s our review of the Google Nexus 7 tablet:

Google Nexus 7

Google Nexus 7

The Device

The Google Nexus 7 is made by ASUS, which shows that Google still wants to work with its trusted computer partners, even though it owns Motorola Mobility. For the price you pay, this could be the best tablet on the market. It features a 7 inch IPS display, with sharp colors and very bright contrasts. As with the Galaxy Nexus, the Google Nexus 7 has no physical buttons, except one which can be used to unlock or lock the device. It makes use of the latest Android OS, Jelly Bean, which also uses touch buttons that are available on the screen only.

However, as the device is made mainly for multimedia purposes such as gaming, video playback and music, Google has upped the ante with a quad core nVidia Tegra 3 processor. The processor was first used in Asus’ Transformer Prime tablet, and the quad core processor makes performance on the tablet as seamless as possible. Animations now run at 60 frames per second, and when it comes to gaming, the dedicated graphics processing unit is more than enough to cover all the latest games that are available. The device also integrates very well with Google Play, providing a variety of apps, magazines and show rentals for people.

Release Date and Pricing

The device is going to be released in the first two weeks of July, and is priced at $199 for the 8 GB version and $249 for the 16 GB version. The comparatively lower prices are sure to put the Kindle Fire out of the running, as Google’s tablet is virtually better in all respects when it comes to performance and outlook.

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