Saying that the ASUS co-manufactured Google Nexus 7 is a tablet that is doing well in the market is a complete understatement as this 7-inch flagship is literally flying off the shelves. So what does a brand do to make even better that which it already has been doing? Nothing but offer a variant loaded with 3G capabilities of course. This is what Google and ASUS are apparently doing if a post by MoDaCo author Paul O’Brian is anything to go by.
According to the post O’Brian states, “I love my Nexus 7, but I really wish there was a 3G version. Well, according to our very well placed insider – my wish is about to be answered! There's not a huge amount to say… a 3G version of the Nexus 7 is coming, with no other hardware changes. Asus is currently ramping production in preparation for launch in around 6 weeks, with the exact launch date and territories still to be confirmed.”
A 3G Google Nexus 7 in the works?
This will come as some great news for those holding out for a 3G 7-inch tablet with high-end specifications as the Google Nexus with 3G capabilities is certainly a tablet that can hold its own amongst some of the best in the competition, if not thwart them altogether.
For those of you’ll living inside a box, the Google Nexus 7 tablet was announced at the recently concluded Google I/O 2012 event. Google has added a ton of high-end hardware to the mix and has kept the price down to a minimum by pricing it at $199 for the base model, which comes in a storage capacity of 8GB. This tablet, manufactured by ASUS is not just designed to take on Apple’s highly successful iPad, but will also pose a stiff threat to the Amazon Kindle Fire and Google aims to tackle the competition better with its pricing strategy. The Google Nexus 7 tablet is available in two storage capacities – 8GB and 16GB – and the brand has priced it extremely competitively at $199 and $249, respectively.
As far as connectivity is concerned, there had been rumours that the Google Nexus 7 tablet would not come equipped with 3G connectivity, in order to keep the price to a minimum and the brand has done just that. The connectivity options found on this flagship Google Nexus 7 tablet, include Wi-Fi a/b/g/n, Bluetooth and NFC capabilities. This tablet also comes with Google Wallet pre-installed. As for the camera featured here, it comes as no surprise that Google has just added only a front facing camera that can be used for video calls, but what is interesting is that this camera can shoot HD 720p videos.
When it comes to the size, this 7-inch tablet measures 198.5 x 120 x 10.5 mm and weighs 340g. These dimensions allow it to go head-to-head with the Amazon Kindle Fire. The Google Nexus 7 will be the first device running on Google’s latest operating software, which is Android 4.1 Jelly Bean. As for the availability, consumers from United States, Canada, Australia and the UK can pre-order the tablet from the Google Play store.
If you don’t fancy a 3G version of this offering from Google, you can hit this link to get your hands on the first tablet from Google.
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