It’s been rumored for months and now the wait is over, sort of. Google has taken the lid off of the first 7″ quad core HD Android tablet to hit the market. On top of an Nvidia Tegra 3 processor you get a 12 core graphic processor, a 1280 x 800 IPS screen, NFC and all of the other wireless connections you can think of. Shipping with the tablet will be Android 4.1, Jellybean. There are many improvements over Android 4.0 that we will touch on in another post. This tablet will be available for $199 in an 8gb form and $248 for 16gb. The battery is advertised as lasting up to 8 hours of active use. While it has some great specs, Google didn’t mention any new initiative to get more native tablet apps in the Play Store. This is the biggest issue(among many) that Android tablets have right now. Maybe the addition of a fully supported Google tablet will spur more devs to get on board. The tablets will ship in mid July and can be ordered now through the play store. You will get a $25 Plat Store credit and a few other freebies when you buy the Nexus tablet. Follow the link to order one up and start counting down the days until this newest Nexus is in your hands.
Source: Google Play Store
UPDATE: While watching some of the IO coverage I noticed that this tablet does have “Corning Glass” which means Gorilla glass.
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