At Asus' press event in Bengaluru on Tuesday, it confirmed that the Google Nexus 7 tablet will reach Indian shores in November this year, as per a report by NDTV Gadgets. Although, at the moment, there is no word on its pricing, the report suggests that as per the manufacturer, a confirmed price may be revealed at the end of this month.
One of our earlier reports had indicated that the Nexus 7 would arrive in India only after September. Anonymous sources from Asus, at the time had revealed that Google and Asus didn’t have any plans of releasing the Nexus 7 in the country before September.
November entry in India
Announced at the recently concluded Google I/O 2012 event, the Google Nexus 7 tablet is not just designed to take on Apple’s highly successful iPad, but it will also pose a stiff threat to the Amazon Kindle Fire. Google aims to tackle the competition better with its pricing strategy of this Asus-manufactured tablet.
The Google Nexus 7 tablet is available in two storage capacities, which are 8GB and 16GB, and the brand has priced them extremely competitively at $199 and $249 respectively. Google has added a lot 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.
The Google Nexus 7 was in the news recently for it started cropping up on a couple of online sites. We had earlier reported that Indiatimes Shopping had the tablet in stock and had priced the Nexus 7 at Rs 16,952. EMI options were available on the retail website as well. Online store eBay.in had a seller that shipped the product to India within 14 days, which we are guessing is still quicker than whatever the official launch date may be. The seller has priced it at Rs 17,690 for the 8GB version, which roughly converts to around $321. To remind you, Google’s price for this base mode is $199.
The 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 v4.1 (Jelly Bean).
Saying that the Asus co-manufactured Google Nexus 7 is a tablet doing well in the market would be a complete understatement. This 7-inch flagship is literally flying off the shelves. So what does a brand do to make it even better? Offer a variant loaded with 3G capabilities, of course. 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 stand its own amongst some of the best in the competition, if not thwart them altogether.
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