Google is all set to launch its 7-inch Nexus 7 tablet in India. This entry level version of this tablet will be available in stores starting Thursday for Rs. 19,999.
Google Nexus 7 tablet, is built by Taiwanese manufacturer Asus. It was first showcased in June 2012 and went on sale from mid-July. At the time of its launch, the 8GB Wi-Fi version of Nexus 7 was available for $199, but it has since been replaced by a 16GB version at the same price. It is not clear yet if the 8GB or the 16GB units will debut as the entry level Nexus 7 in the Indian market.
The tablet runs on Android Jelly Bean (version 4.1) and is powered by Nvidia Tegra 3 processor, which clocks at 1.3 GHz. Nexus 7 comes with 7-inch IPS display screen with a 1280x800 resolution. The other features of the tablet include 1GB RAM, 1.2 megapixel front camera and 4325 mAh battery.
This tablet will be competing with the likes of Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 P3100, though the Samsung tablet offers the ability to make calls.
Indians who've been eagerly awaiting the launch of the tablet in India will be bitterly disappointed by the price tag, which is over two times the dollar equivalent.
Google is also offering 32GB as well as 3G-enabled variants of Nexus7, but as of now, there are no indications if these variants will be available in India, or their price. We expect to find more details once the tablet goes on sale Thursday.
Google had recently launched Nexus 4 smartphone, and a 10-inch Google Nexus 10 tablet in US. The Nexus 4 smartphone has been made in collaboration with LG and sports a 4.7-inch screen. While the 10-inch tablet is made by Samsung has a 16GB of internal storage will sell for $399.
Google Nexus 7 in pics