Google's self-branded tablet is the Nexus 7. Powered by an NVIDIA quad-core processor and 1GB of RAM, a 7-inch display crowns this beast. It gives life to Google's ideal vision of an Android tablet, which is great news because the Android-tablet market sorely need reinvention. Short of a hardware keyboard, Google built in some impressive specs. A WiFi b/g/n radio connects you to the Web, and up to 16GB of built-in storage come equipped. Micro USB, GPS, Bluetooth and NFC round out the connectivity options. A 1.2MP camera can broadcast your ugly mug all over the Internet, and it only weighs 340g. So you can broadcast yourself everywhere you go. Actually, you can buy it now
, and it should arrive on your doorstep with a week or two.
The Nexus 7 ships with Android 4.1, which is really what Android 4.0 should've been when it launched. The refined OS seems to provide an attractive alternative to the iPad
, which currently dominates the tablet market by a large margin.
- quad-core 1.3GHz NVIDIA Tegra 3 Processor
- 12-core GeForce GPU
- 1GB of RAM
- 8GB and 16GB built-in storage options
- 1.2MP webcam
- WiFi b/g/n
- 1280x800 display
- 9-hour battery