Google unveiled its own Nexus tablet, the Nexus 7, at the Google I/O conference Wednesday in San Francisco. The 7-inch tablet running Android 4.1 Jelly Bean will have a 1.3GHz quad-core Tegra 3 processor as well as a 1280×800 IPS display with a 178-degree viewing angle.
The tablet, which Google says is “built specifically for Google
Play,” will have a 1.2-megapixel camera, 1GB of RAM, and a 4235mAh
battery that will get it 8 hours of battery life “during active use” or 9
hours of video playback. The tablet weighs 340 grams, just shy of 12
ounces, and is 10.45mm thick (2.6 ounces lighter and just under a
millimeter thinner than the Kindle Fire).
Both 8GB and 16GB configurations will be available. Bluetooth, WiFi,
and NFC all come standard, and there is no version of the tablet that
can connect to a cell network.