Google has introduced its first tablet in India with Nexus 7 going on stands earlier last week.
The tablet PC, manufactured for Google by Asus has a cost price of Rs.19,900 and is expected to compete directly with Samsung Galaxy tab and iPad, more so with the former.
Timing is the surprising aspect of this release. Google waited for one million pieces to be sold worldwide before bringing it to India. India is a cauldron which laps up any new device that comes in, so it strategically to release it here along with the rest of the world. Samsung has known this all along and Apple has recently shifted focus to India in this manner with the iPhone release.
The Google Nexus 7 comes with 16 GB memory, and is capable of a GSM cellular connection. Display at 7″ is a standard these days, and a front facing 1.2MP camera is a letdown. The tablet PC comes loaded with Jelly Bean OS and features 1GB DDR3L memory.
Along with the tablet, Google also launched a new smart phone in Nexus 4 which is manufactured for Google by LG and features a 4.7″ screen.
Coming back to Google Nexus 7, here’s the complete feature set:
CPU: NVIDIA Tegra 3 T30L Quad-Core @1.3Ghz
GPU: GeForce 12-core, 3D stereo
Operating System: Android Jelly Bean (4.1)
RAM: 1GB DDR3L
Network: GSM 3G, Wi-Fi (802.11 b/g/n), Bluetooth 3.0
Camera: 1.2 MP (front)
Battery: 4325mAh Lithium-polymer
Display: 7″ WXGA (1280 X 800) LED IPS panel, 10 finger multi-touch
Interface: 1x Headset jack, 1x micro-USB, 2x digital microphone, 2x speakers, 1x docking PIN
Sensor: G-sensor, light sensor, gyroscope, e-compass, GPS, NFC, hall sensor