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Google Play - Nexus 7 Tablet $249 8Gb + $20 postage

Posted By: stevehl, posted 2012/06/28 08:31
Thin, light and portable
Nexus 7 is a no compromise Android tablet thats designed to go where you go. With a stunning 7 inch display, powerful quad-core processor and up to 8 hours of battery life during active use, Nexus 7 was built to bring you the best of Google in a slim, portable package that fits perfectly in your hand.

- CPU - Quad-core Tegra 3 processor
- Wi-Fi use requires 802.11a/b/g/n access point (router).
- Bluetooth
- Syncing services (such as backup) require a Google account.
- Screen 7 inch 1280x800 HD display (216 ppi), Back-lit IPS display, Scratch-resistant Corning glass, 1.2MP front-facing camera
- 340g
- 198.5 x 120 x 10.45mm
- 8hr battery (4325 mAh )
- Microphone
- NFC (Android Beam)
- Accelerometer
- Magnetometer
- Gyroscope
- Made by Asus
- no 3G / 6G connectivity (Wifi only - but you can always tether to your mobile)
- No memory slot
- The home screen is presented in portrait mode only and doesnt rotate.

8Gb - $249
16Gb - $299
Postage $20

$299.00Get deal
  • Pookie2012/06/28 12:01:27
    Nice tablet...nicer price
    Im slowly converting over to Android. My Samsung S3 should be turning up any day and my iPhone will end up being an iPod :)
  • queenshrew2012/06/30 02:45:12
    I wish these have sd card slots :(

    I will run out of space too quickly as I use my tablet to watch videos on the go....
  • stevehl2012/06/30 14:02:32
    USB-OTG is indeed supported on the Nexus 7, however as anyone has used USB-OTG knows, whether peripherals or devices work is a function of the host OS and drivers. On the Nexus 7, using a mouse and keyboard is supported, and I saw Google using an Ethernet to microUSB adapter with the Nexus 7 (which I borrowed for my Galaxy Nexus) as well. Unfortunately mounting USB storage natively is not supported on the Nexus 7.

    Hopefully rooted users will be able to use StickMount with the Nexus 7 and make this work. In addition, MHL is not supported on the Nexus 7, which isn't very surprising since adding MHL requires another package and would increase BOM cost.


    Once upon a time, the Nexus 7 had an HDMI port. That's no longer the case, but can you eke some extra functionality out of the Micro USB port that remains? We spoke to Asus, and it sounds like the current version of Android doesn't allow much of it right now. As of today, the company says that the shipping build of Android 4.1 Jelly Bean doesn't support the Mobile High-Definition Link (MHL) which would allow it to double as an HDMI port, nor advanced USB On-The-Go (OTG) functionality.

    However, it does function as a USB host device, so you can plug certain other peripherals into the Nexus 7 and have them function. We saw Nexus 7 devices use USB ethernet adapters at Google I/O, and AnandTech notes that a mouse and keyboard will also work. Unfortunately, the publication also reports that the Nexus 7 won't recognize USB storage.

    Considering that Google is selling the Nexus 7 at cost, every penny counts, so we suppose we understand. Still, it wouldn't be totally surprising if there were an ulterior motive at work. After all, the lack of a video-out makes the Nexus Qoh-so-slightly more compelling, and it might be harder to, say, sell an HDMI dock to go along with the Nexus 7's pogo pins if you could simply buy a cable to connect the tablet to your TV.

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