Voted as the 'gadget of the year’, 2012 at London’s T3 Gadget Awards, the Google Nexus 7 tablet that's co-manufactured by Asus, went on sale in the Indian markets on Novemeber 8.
Asus confirmed the launch of the Nexus 7 in India and said that the device would cost Rs.19,999 for the 16GB model.
Earlier this year, Google unveiled the Nexus 7 tablet at Google I/O event and initially it came with two storage options, 8GB and 16GB. While the 8GB variant then costed $199, the 16GB variant came at a price of $249. Later, last month at it's Android event, Google introduced a new, 32GB model while the 8GB variant was discontinued.
Thus, now the 16GB variant stands as the base model priced at $199 in the US.
Comparing it's price in India to that in the US, it seems a bit unfair to price the same product with such a steep difference in the price in two different markets.
Quick Specs and price of the Google Nexus 7:
- Android 4.1 Jelly Bean
- 1.3 GHz NVIDIA Tegra 3 Quad-Core processor; 1GB RAM
- 16GB storage, no Micro-SD card slot
- Wi-Fi, Bluetooth
- 7-inch WXGA display with 1280 x 800 pixel resolution
- 1.2 MP front camera; no rear camera
- 4325 mAh battery
- Price: Rs.19,999
After launch, the Nexus 7 became an instant hit with the crowds and one major reason for that, was the powerful specifications it packed under the hood, while still maintaining a reasonable price tag of $199 for the base model.
Powered by a 1.3 GHz quad-core Tegra 3 processor, the Nexus 7 sports a 7-inch display with a resolution of 1280 x 800 pixels and runs on stock Android 4.1 Jelly Bean. 1GB RAM on the device makes it quite smooth to use. The Nexus 7 gets a 1.2MP front camera that can be used for video calling. For connectivity, there's Bluetooth and Wi-Fi and the company claims a battery life of 9.5 hours for the device.
The popularity of the tablet can be measured from the fact that just after 3 months of it's launch, the Google Nexus 7 became the highest selling Android tablet ever.