The Google Nexus 7 has got its own new ad commercial that shows a father and son camping, using the Nexus 7 to help themselves out. The end shows them camping in their own backyard, which we are guessing could be to connect to Wi-Fi as the tablet doesn’t have a 3G card slot. Either way, it’s a cute commercial and you can watch it below.
For those not in the know, the Google Nexus 7 tablet was announced at the recently concluded Google I/O 2012 event. Google has added a lot of high-end hardware to the mix, and has kept the price down to a minimum by selling it at $199 for the base model, which comes in a storage capacity of 8 GB. This tablet manufactured by ASUS is designed to take on Apple’s highly successful iPad, while posing a threat to the Amazon Kindle Fire. Google aims to tackle the competition better with its pricing strategy. The Google Nexus 7 tablet is available in two storage capacities, 8 GB and 16 GB, priced extremely competitively at $199 and $249 respectively.
As for connectivity, the rumours that the Google Nexus 7 tablet would not come equipped with 3G, in order to keep the price low have come true. 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, it comes as no surprise that Google has added only a front-facing camera that can be used for video calls. However, this camera can shoot HD 720p videos.
Google Nexus 7
When it comes to size, this 7-inch tablet measures 198.5 x 120 x 10.5 mm, and weighs 340 grams. These dimensions allow it to go head-to-head with the Amazon Kindle Fire. The Google Nexus 7 is the first device running on Google’s latest operating software Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean). As for availability, consumers from the US and the UK have been the first ones to get a taste of the Nexus 7. We hope that it comes to Indian shores soon.