- Uses ASUS hardware
- Uses Android 4.1 Jelly Bean
- NVIDIA Tegra 3 quad-core processor
Nexus 7 is the first tablet in Google’s Nexus line that utilises Android 4.1, Jelly Bean. It combines hardware designed by ASUS with all of the entertainment from Google Play. Jointly developed between ASUS and Google, Nexus 7 is the world’s first 7-inch quad-core tablet, built to bring consumers the best of Google in a slim and portable package that fits perfectly in the hand.
Nexus 7 comes with a NVIDIA Tegra 3 quad-core processor, and a 12-core GeForce GPU delivers advanced graphics while the 4-Plus-1 CPU design is claimed to offer maximum performance when needed and power efficiency when you don’t.
With a 1280 x 800 high-definition display, Nexus 7 brings apps, games, books and movies to life. New ASUS TruVivid technology is introduced to give colour clarity and brightness, while the IPS panel delivers 178-degree viewing angles. Scratch-resistant Corning FIT Glass and a textured chassis design that prevents hand slippage ensure Nexus 7 is 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 10.5mm thin and 340g light, it has the portability of a paperback book.
The Nexus 7’s sensors include a gyroscope, accelerometer and NFC — as well as a responsive 10-finger multi touch screen — allowing users to tilt, touch when playing games or exploring over 600,000 apps and games available in the Google Play Store.
Nexus 7 is powered by Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, which is faster and more intuitive than ever, claims the manufacturer. Google’s services work best on Android, as all users’ content is instantly available and synced with the cloud after signing into their Google account, but it also syncs content across users’ tablets, phones and PCs for a truly integrated experience. It comes with Google Apps such as Gmail, Chrome, Google+ and YouTube.
It has an optional protective smart cover, which is a tough, yet snug-fitting polymer case with a non-slip matte texture that protects Nexus 7 from bumps and scratches, and also provides additional grip. The case comes in six different colours to allow users to pick the one which best fits their lifestyle and allows Nexus 7 owners to travel with confidence.