Google has given a great Holi gift to Indian Android lovers in the form of Nexus 7 tablet in Google Play. This is the first Nexus device to start selling in the country via Google Play online store. Priced at INR 15,999, the 16GB version of Nexus 7 tablet will begin shipping on April 5.
Nexus 7, which was un-ceremoniously launched in November 2012 (or at least was thought ), never really appeared in the retail market and the even online store listings from Croma were removed. Asus later clarified that it has not launched the tablet in the country and Nexus 7 will be released in the coming months.
The wait finally ended last night, when Android lovers across India started seeing a new devices section on Google Play website. Google is currently only selling the 16GB and Wi-Fi only version of the tablet but as it is a start, we can expect more devices to go on sale via Google Play in coming months.
Coming to Nexus 7, the tablet packs 7-inch 1280x800p IPS display with Scratch-resistant Corning glass and NVIDIA Tegra 3 quad-core processor. The tablet also comes with Android 4.1 (Android 4.2.2 update already available), 1GB of RAM and 16GB of internal storage with no way to add more storage.
On the imaging front, there is a 1.2MP front on the front; however you won’t get any rear cameras. The tablet also comes with Wi-Fi connectivity, NFC, Bluetooth and GPS.
Other Nexus 7 tech specs
- Size: 198.5 x 120 x 10.45mm
- Weight: 340 grams
- 4325 mAH (Up to 8 hours of active use)
- Sensors: Microphone, Accelerometer, Magnetometer, Gyroscope
Also check out – Nexus 7 in India: Everything that you need to know
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