Google Nexus 7: Technical Specifications, Pros and Cons

Google has announced its new 7 inch tablet Nexus 7 which is manufactured by ASUS. The tablet was the first device to ship with Android 4.1 version, nicknamed "Jelly Bean".

This tablet is amazing without any doubt in terms of its features. But what amazes more is its low price.
Although the market is flooded with Android slates in all prices and sizes, very few have captured the public's imagination. Nexus 7 is the first tablet launched under Google's own Nexus brand. This $199, 7-inch slate cuts very few corners given its aggressive price, packing a powerful quad-core Tegra 3 CPU, a bright high-resolution screen and the company's new Android 4.1 Jelly Bean operating system. Add in an attractive, light-weight design and Google's helpful new voice-driven search app and you have the best 7-inch tablet, a no-brainer purchase for media consumption, gaming and more on the go.
Google Nexus 7

Now, let’s see what Google has to offer in such cheap price.

Tech Specifications
  • SoC: Nvidia Tegra 3
  • CPU: Quad Core 1.2 GHz ARM Cortex-A9
  • GPU: GeForce ULP
  • RAM: 1 GB RAM
  • Screen: 7 inch LCD IPS capacitive touchscreen, 800 x 1280 px (216 ppi)
  • Storage: 16/32 GB, non expandable
  • Camera: 1.2 MP front facing, capable of 720P video recording
  • Connectivity: NFC, WiFi, MicroUSB 2.0 port
  • OS: Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, upgradeable to Android 4.2 Jelly Bean
  • Battery: Li-ion 4325 mAh

  • Great build quality
  • Powerful hardware
  • Unadulterated Android experience
  • Latest Android updates
  • No expandable storage
  • No rear facing camera
  • Slightly dull screen
  • Expensive in India

In conclusion, the Google Nexus 7 is a great tablet that offers some serious bang for your buck. With Google backing it, we’re sure to even get the latest updates for quite some time and for people who want an unadulterated Android experience, this is a boon. Because unlike other devices, the Nexus line comes with pure Android devoid of custom UI’s. There’s powerful hardware to back it up too, and you can’t really go wrong. Even better is the 199$ price tag which makes it a no brainer. Unfortunately, this tablet is priced at Rs. 19,999, which suddenly makes it lose that awesome value for money it had going for it. But if you’ve got the money and love Android, this is the tablet for you! Do let us know what you thought of our Google Nexus 7 review and as always, queries are welcome too.