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Google Nexus 7 Prices, Specifications and Reviews


 
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Google's Nexus 7 uses an Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean) operating system that offers super-fast functions. Jelly Bean also includes a Google Now feature that provides current information to users including local weather, traffic conditions and their appointment calendars. The Nexus 7 has a voice-activated feature that answers spoken questions.

The Nexus 7 is made by Asus, creator of the popular Transformer series of tablets and a leader in the Android tablet market. But the Nexus is tied to Google's services including Maps, Books, Play and, of course, the search function.

Prices

(Prices as of 03/4/2013)
Google Nexus 7 (16GB, Wi-Fi) Google Nexus 7 (32GB, Wi-Fi) Google Nexus 7 (32GB, Wi-Fi/AT&T plan) Google Nexus 7 (32GB, Wi-Fi/T-Mobile plan) Source
$199$249$299$299MSRP
$199$249$299$299Google
$199$249Staples
$249Walmart
$249GameStop
$200$250Office Depot

Additional Costs:

$10-$30Cover/carrying case
$10 Screen shield
$15-$50AT&T DataConnect plan
$40-$80T-Mobile data plan

Specifications:

DimensionsHeight: 7.8"
Width: 4.7"
Depth: 0.41"
Weight0.75 lb.
Screen Size7"
Resolution1280x800
Capacity8GB-16GB
Battery LifeUp to 9.5 hours
ProcessorNVIDIA Tegra 3 quad-core
App MarketAndroid Market
Other Features1.2MP front camera
Micro USB port
Warranty1 year, limited

For manufacturer information about this product, go to Google.

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(List as of 03/4/2013) Source: Google Play

What People Are Saying:

Reviewers like Google's Nexus 7, the first Android tablet available with the 4.1 Jelly Bean version. The Google Now feature provides real-time updates. Reviewers called the model the first real competition for the Amazon Kindle Fire, with the same price point for the base model. The biggest flaw reviewers find in the Nexus 7 is its limited storage capacity.
  • All Things D: "But Google's tablet is a better choice than the iPad for people on a budget; for those who prefer a lighter, more compact tablet that's easier to carry and operate with one hand; and for those who prefer Google's ecosystem of apps, services and content to Apple's."
  • CNET: "With a beautiful screen, fast performance, a comfortable design, and overall great media options, the Nexus 7 is easily the best 7-inch tablet available and one of the top tablets on the market."
  • TechCrunch: "With a $200 starting price, Android users and those looking for a smaller tablet now have a legitimate alternative to the Kindle Fire."