Google has opened the 2012 edition of the conference Google I / O with a couple of ads not bad. In addition to formal submission of the Android 4.1 update Jelly Bean, the Mountain View giant has in fact removed from the cylinder a tablet that could give a hard time with the Galaxy Tab and iPad Kindle Fire: the Nexus 7.
As you easily understand his name, the Nexus 7 is an Android tablet with 7-inch screen (IPS at 1280 × 800 pixels, to be exact) since the animated version of the Chrome browser and Android (not Chrome OS).
It has a Quad-core Tegra 3, 1GB of RAM, an Nvidia GeForce GPU 12-core, and two cameras, a 1.2MP front camera. Its battery has a separate declaration of 8 hours.
Aesthetically speaking we are dealing with a device of the sexiest of them all - the back is curved a bit 'plasticky - but some things may take a back seat compared to a quality / price ratio that will see the tablet to beat Google (manufactured by Asus) to retail for $ 199 for the 8GB model and $ 249 for the 16GB model.
As for the measures, the tablet weighs 340 grams and measuring 198.5 x 120 x 10.45mm. The rest of the features include: support for Wi-Fi 802.11 abgn, Bluetooth 3.0 with A2DP, integrated NFC, GPS, Micro-USB, gyroscope and accelerometer.
If you are interested, calm! The Nexus 7 is available for preorder on Google Play but only for USA, Canada and Australia. The first deliveries will start in mid-July. As soon as you know something on the landing of the device in Europe, we will let you know.