Like other devices, Google nexus 7 is not hardware manufactured by Google. After mountain view has done with Motorola, Samsung and HTC, Google now paired with Asus to manufacture this nexus 7 tablet. This tablet is really nice to hold because of rubber backing. In order to make this tablet cheap, Asus hasn’t given rear camera in it. They had option to give front or rear camera and for quality reason, they have provided front camera for video calling. A tablet is just too big to carry around with you for taking photos. So the Nexus 7 doesn’t have a rear camera, but that’s not a big deal.

google nexus 7

 Features :

These are the most important features of Nexus 7 tablet.

Dimensions 7.81 x 4.72 x 0.41 (198.5 x 120 x 10.45 mm)
Weight 11.99 oz (340 g)
Resolution 1280 x 800 pixels
Display Type IPS LCD , (Capacitive, Multi-touch)
Front Facing camera yes
Video Calling yes
Capicity 4325 mAh
Video Playback 9.00 hours
StandBy Time 12.5 days (300 hours)
Multimedia Management
Music Player yes
Music Formats MP3
Video Formats MPEG4, H.263, H.264
Youtube Player yes
Wlan/Wi-fi 802.11 b, g, n, a
Bluetooth yes
Browser Chrome
OS Android (4.1.1, 4.1)
CPU Quad core, 1300 MHz
Graphics Processor NVidia GeForce 12-core GPU
Games yes
Built-in storage 8 GB / 16 GB
System Memory 1024 MB RAM
Instant Messaging Google Talk
E-Mail IMAP, POP3, SMTP, Microsoft Exchange
Other Features
Online Service YouTube (upload), Picasa
Headphone Connector 3.5mm
Organizer Calendar, Alarm, Document viewer, Calculator
GPS yes
Officially Announced 27 Jun 2012

 Specifications : 

Google Nexus 7 Specs

Google Nexus 7 Specs

The most important specs of this tablet are its design, camera, screen, operating system, games, browsers, connectivity and its Tegra 3 quadcore processor. Some these features make this tablet differ from other android tablets.

  • Design : In this tablet,  Asus and Google tried to give more asthetically pleasing in other departments with its rubberized dimple-like back. This can not be removed but helps you hold better. It’s weight is very light (340g) which is lighter than kindle fire. It has very nice button, volume controller, front facing camera which differ this tablet from other android tablets.
  • Camera : The one and only drawback of this tablet is rear camera. This tablet doesn’t have rear camera but thats not a big deal with tablets if you are not fond of photography. But it has a front camera of 1.3 mega pixels for video calling. Tablets are often too big to click photos. So personally i feel that not having the rear camera is not a big deal and this drawback can be ignored by seeing it’s other features.
  • Screen : Screen is one the best feature of this tablet. Asus tried to make it’s screen more beautiful like iPad-rivalling tablet screen.  It has 1280 x 800 HD display with 216 ppi which might not equal to Apple in terms of clarity. User interface is also very good but not as good as Apple.
  • Android 4.1 Jelly Bean : The best thing of nexus 7 is that it is the first android device with Android 4.1 Jelly Bean operating system.  In this OS, a new UI is much more integrated into search, and awful lot was made of the voice interaction capabilities. One of the main feature of this operating system is it’s smoothness.
  • Games & Web Browser : This tablet has Quadcore chipset which provide you a great experience of games and its NVidia GeForce 12-core GPU helps to improve graphics quality. So this is one of the best device for playing games. Apart from this, it is the first android device which has Google chrome web browser. This means you can expect smooth and fast browsing in this tablet.
  • Processor : There is one thing in which google nexus 7 stands best in today’s tablets is its processor. It has Tegra 3 quadcore processor which makes it the world’s first quadcore 7-inch tablet. This helps to tackle multitasking and and deliver smooth video experience. It’s 12-core GPU makes it best gaming tablet as well.
  • Battery & Connectivity : If you are consuming content like HD video, Nexus 7 will deliver a decent nine hours battery backup. But if you simply reading ebooks or browsing web, you can expect around 10 hours of battery backup from nexus 7. This device supports only Wi-Fi. There is also Bluetooth support, GPS and NFC capability in this tablet.

 Price :

In tablet market,Google first time delivers very low cost tablet with high specification. The nexus 7 comes with two storage options of 8GB and 16 GB. Cost of 8GB and 16 GB is respectively $199 and $249. This tablet is not available in india yet but will be available in India in the third quarter of 2012. You can find more information about this tablet on Google Nexus 7 Official Page.

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12 Responses so far.

  1. Ankur says:

    can we use pendrives in nexus 7?

  2. Louis says:

    1. Does this support a 3G dongle via USB port?

    2. In what all ways Nexus7 can connect to internet using WiFi? (handset with WiFi, other dedicated WiFi connection / device ?)

    • sanchit singh says:

      #1 Yes Louis, it supports. it does not have USB2.0 port .it has only Micro USB slot but don’t worry. You can use this cable to connect your dongle.
      #2 You can use almost any WiFi connection to connect internet in nexus 7.

  3. Pankaj Kumar says:

    Can I use external hard drive in Nexus 7.?

    • sanchit singh says:

      Yes Pankaj, you can use external hard drive in this tablet but may need to provide external power to the drive.

  4. louis says:

    Sanchit, i think of buying Huawei E303Cs-1 (Hilink Device) Datacard for nexus7. Does jellybean handle this dongle which does not require any drivers in Windows/Linux/Mac OS?

  5. Tushar Nanda says:

    Is it 3G enabled? Can we access net by using a sim CARD?

  6. abbasali says:

    Nexus 7 not support pen drives. the tablet have micro usb port, support keyboard, mouse. But not recognice usb thumbs.
    We have a option to mount usb drives. Root the device and install MountStick app… Thanks

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