World’s first 7” quad-core tablet, featuring Android™ 4.1, Jelly Bean
New Delhi, June 29th, 2012—Asus and Google have unveiled Nexus™ 7, the first tablet in Google’s Nexus line of devices and the lead device for Android™ 4.1, Jelly Bean at the Google I/O 2012. Nexus 7 combines premium hardware designed by ASUS with the latest version of Android and all of the entertainment from Google Play. Jointly developed between ASUS and Google, Nexus 7 is the world’s first 7” quad-core tablet, built to bring consumers the best of Google in a slim and portable package that fits perfectly in the hand.
“We are very excited about this partnership and the synergy that it brings into the hands of consumers,” said ASUS Chairman Jonney Shih.
“We wanted to build a tablet that was light and portable enough for you to take your favorite entertainment wherever you 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.”
Nexus 7 comes with a NVIDIA® Tegra® 3 quad-core processor that makes pages load quickly, gameplay smooth and responsive, and run multiple apps easily. A 12‐core GeForce® GPU delivers advanced graphics while the patented 4-PLUS-1™ CPU design gives maximum performance when needed and power efficiency when not. Nexus 7 8GB is available for $199, while the 16GB version is $249 and enables consumers to keep even more of their content close at hand — even when not online.
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-degree 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 10.5mm thin and 340g light, it has the portability of a paperback book, but is connected to the entire digital world of entertainment.
Inside Nexus 7 is the powerful NVIDIA Tegra 3 quad-core processor, which delivers high performance and an immersive mobile gaming experience. Games are enhanced by Nexus 7’s sensors, which include a gyroscope, accelerometer and NFC — as well as a responsive 10-finger multi touch screen — allowing users to tilt, touch and tap their way to the top of the leader boards while exploring over 600,000 apps and games available in the Google Play™ Store.
Lead Device for Android 4.1, Jelly BeanNexus 7 is powered by Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, the latest version of the world’s most popular mobile platform. With smarter notifications that enable quick, on the fly responses, beautiful new widgets that put important information front and center, and home screen customization that’s as easy as drag-and-drop, Android is faster and more intuitive than ever. 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 seamlessly syncs content across users’ tablets, phones and PCs for a truly integrated experience.
Nexus 7 comes with all the top Google Apps — such as Gmail™, Chrome™, Google+™ and YouTube™ — putting the best of Google in consumers’ hands.