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ASUS and Google Announce Nexus 7 Tablet
Unveiled at Google I/O 2012, Nexus 7 is the first tablet in Google’s Nexus line of devices and the lead device for Android 4.1, Jelly Bean. Jointly developed between ASUS and Google, Nexus 7 offers incredible performance and a stylish design in a light and portable package that fits perfectly in the hand. Nexus 7 combines a premium hardware design by ASUS with the latest version of Android that is designed to run an incredible variety of entertainment, productivity and gaming applications available at Google Play.
Nexus 7 features a NVIDIA Tegra 3 quad-core processor, meaning everything is faster – web pages load quickly, gameplay is responsive and realistic, high-definition media playback is smooth and running multiple apps is a breeze. A 12‐core GeForce GPU delivers advanced graphics while the patented 4-PLUS-1™ CPU design gives you maximum performance when you need it and power efficiency when you don’t. Nexus 7 8GB is available for $199, while the 16GB version is $249.
With a vibrant, 1280 x 800 high-definition display, Nexus 7 brings apps, games, books and movies to life. New ASUS TruVivid technology improves color clarity and brightness, while the IPS panel delivers crisp and detailed visuals with ultra-wide 178° viewing angles. Scratch-resistant Corning FIT Glass and a textured chassis design that prevents hand slippage ensure Nexus 7 is incredibly robust and will meet the demands of consumers on the go. Delivering up to 9.5 hours of battery life in a profile that’s 0.4” thin and 0.7lbs light, it has the portability of a paperback book, but is connected to the entire digital world of entertainment.
“We wanted to build a tablet that was light and portable enough for users to take their favorite entertainment wherever they go, but still didn’t compromise at all on power and performance,” said Andy Rubin, SVP of Mobile and Digital Content at Google. “Together with ASUS, we were able to accomplish that in Nexus 7. And starting at $199, it will be something everyone can enjoy.”