Google is working with Asus to produce a 7-inch tablet called the Nexus 7. Under the hood there’s a quad-core Tegra 3 clocked at 1.3GHz, and a 1280×768 display (213 PPI). The new device will run Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean).
Connectivity is through Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and NFC. The Nexus 7 tablet offers upto 9 hours of HD video playback and 300 hours of standby. The tablet weighs only 340 grams.
The device will ship in mid-July starting at $199 – the same price as the Kindle Fire. By contrast, iPads start at $499. Customers can start ordering it through Google on Wednesday, initially in the US, Canada and Australia. The shipments will begin mid July.