The Nexus 7, world’s first Android Jelly Bean tablet is not yet here Malaysia (and we don’t know when it will be on sale, if at all) but don’t let that stop you from getting one. An enterprising online retailer is taking order for Google’s very own 7-inch tablet device.
The seller is taking orders for both the 8GB and 16GB versions but there’s no mention of colour options. We would assume that it’s the black version only for now. The seller is pushing the 8GB version for RM868 and the 16GB version for RM979.
You can check the conversation here but as with all online transactions from independent and unknown sellers, approach with caution. If you still choose to proceed, get the seller’s ID verified at the very least.
Good luck and if you do get the Nexus 7, enjoy.
The specs are similar to what was leaked earlier. It runs on a 1.3GHz quad-core Tegra 3 processor with 1GB of RAM coupled with a 12 core Ultra low voltage nVidia GeForce GPU. In terms of display, it has a IPS display that pushes a 720p resolution of 1280×800. In terms of design, it comes with nice curves at the edges and comes with a textured grippy finish. The battery is rated at 4325mAh.
The Nexus 7 comes in 2 storage sizes of 8GB and 16GB which is reportedly priced at US$199 and US$249 respectively. Despite being a tablet, it also comes with NFC with Google Wallet support. For shutterbugs, the disappointment would be the lack of rear camera but there’s a front facing 1.2MP cam that supports 720p. Overall it weighs 340grams and has a thickness of 10.5mm.
More info over at Nexus 7 site.
Watch the Nexus 7 video and view the product shots after the jump
Google’s annual developer get-together — Google I/O — is getting bigger and bigger each year. And this year will be Google’s biggest and most important conference ever (tickets were sold out the same day it went on sale) where we can expect to see the unveiling of Google’s latest and possibly its best Android OS version ever. Also very likely to make its debut is the much rumoured about Nexus Tablet.
Naturally most of you will be very curious as to what Google will be showing-off at I/O this year and thankfully Google will be streaming the event’s keynotes live so that you get the front row seat to witness the news as it happens.
The Google I/O 2012 kick-off keynote happens on June 27, 9:30am Pacific Time in San Francisco, that’s June 28, 12:30am Malaysian time. You can catch it live here.
Since May, there has been much talk about Google developing its own tablet as a showcase to demonstrate the latest and best innovations that its Android platform is capable of.
Now from Australia, we have what is alleged to be the leaked details of the much talked about device that is said to have come from training materials for the device.
The Nexus Tablet (not its official name) looks to be a 7-inch device that’s apparently built by ASUS. The device is expected to make its global debut at the Google I/O developer conference scheduled to happen this week and here are the unconfirmed specifications:
The Nexus Tablet is expected to cost US$199 for the 8GB version and US$249 for the 16GB version. The hardware isn’t groundbreaking which means that the next iteration of the Android OS, right now only known as Jelly Bean, will have to be awesome to make up for what the hardware lacks.
Of course all of this is unconfirmed so don’t get too excited just yet. Google I/O is happening on June 27-29 in San Francisco, USA. Stay tuned as we bring you the developments on the Nexus Tablet and Android Jelly Bean in the days to come.