In the final minutes leading up to the Google’s annual developer conference in San Francisco, Google confirmed the release of its tablet Nexus 7, which will run on Android 4.1 Jelly Bean.
The Nexus 7 comes in both 8GB and 16GB models, featuring a 7-inch 1280×800 HD display (216 ppi), back-lit IPS display, scratch-resistant Croning glass, a quad-core Nvidia Tegra 3 processor, a 12-core CPU and a 4325 mAh battery that promises about 8 hours of power use. The devices also tout near field communications (NFC) technology with Google Wallet, GPS and a 1.2MP front-facing camera.
The specs make the Nexus 7 a visually rich platform for watching movies, playing games and reading e-magazines. The device was built by PC manufacturerAsus.
The 8GB model will cost $199, while the 16GB device will be priced at $249. Google is taking pre-orders now and will ship the Nexus 7 in the next two weeks.
A picture of the Nexus 7 Android device was spotted earlier in the day via Google’s Play Store servers. Images of the device’s hardware have surfaced online already, but this is the first time we’ve been able to see the interface.