Google took to the stage and kicked off its I/O conference by introducing the Nexus 7 tablet. We got a sneak peek of the tablet before the event and now we have all the details. The Nexus tablet will include a a 7-inch 1280×800 HD (216 ppi) back-lit IPS display with scratch-resistant Corning glass, a quad-core Tegra 3 processor, 1GB RAM, NFC, GPS, a 1.2-megapixel front-facing camera, and Android 4.1 Jelly Bean. The tablet will be available in 8GB and 16GB configurations for $199 and $249, respectively. Google is taking pre-orders now and the unit will ship in July. You can find out more about the tablet in the Google Play store.
NVIDIA Press release below
NVIDIA Tegra 3 Drives Google’s $199 Nexus 7 Tablet
First Android 4.1 “Jelly Bean” 7-Inch Tablet Delivers Super-Fast Web Browsing, Console-Quality Gaming, Seamless Multitasking — Driven by Tegra 3
SANTA CLARA, CA–(Marketwire – Jun 27, 2012) – NVIDIA today announced that Nexus 7 from Google, the first $199 quad-core 7-inch tablet running on the newest version of Android™ 4.1 (Jelly Bean), features the NVIDIA® Tegra® 3 mobile processor.
Built for Google Play™, Nexus 7 showcases the best of Google with super-fast web browsing, console-quality gaming, seamless multitasking and flawless playback of HD movies and videos.
Driving Nexus 7 is the Tegra 3 processor, which features a unique 4-PLUS-1™ quad-core architecture for outstanding performance and exceptional battery life. Tegra 3′s fifth battery saver core shines in everyday functions like email, social updates, watching movies and playing music, while each of the Tegra 3′s four main CPU cores progressively powers on only as needed for demanding tasks, like gaming. Nexus 7 offers up to 8 hours of HD video playback, 10 hours book reading, 10 hours web browsing and 300 hours standby.
“Nexus 7 with Tegra 3 delivers a premium experience at a price consumers will absolutely love,” said Michael Rayfield, general manager of the Mobile business at NVIDIA. “We’re thrilled to work with Google as they create an innovative device that redefines the tablet market with quad-core performance, great battery life and the best of Google.”
Nexus 7 uses NVIDIA’s KAI platform, which helps tablet makers build low-cost premium experience tablets.
Running Jelly Bean, Nexus 7 features a 7-inch (1280 x 800) IPS screen, comes with either 8 GB or 16 GB of storage, 1 GB RAM, front camera, micro USB port and access to more than 600,000 apps, millions of songs and books, and thousands of movies on Google Play.
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Certain statements in this press release including, but not limited to, statements as to the availability, impact and benefits of the NVIDIA Tegra 3 processor and the effects of the company’s patents on modern computing are forward-looking statements that are subject to risks and uncertainties that could cause results to be materially different than expectations. Important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially include: global economic conditions; our reliance on third parties to manufacture, assemble, package and test our products; the impact of technological development and competition; development of new products and technologies or enhancements to our existing product and technologies; market acceptance of our products or our partners products; design, manufacturing or software defects; changes in consumer preferences or demands; changes in industry standards and interfaces; unexpected loss of performance of our products or technologies when integrated into systems; as well as other factors detailed from time to time in the reports NVIDIA files with the Securities and Exchange Commission, or SEC, including its Form 10-Q for the fiscal period ended April 29, 2012. Copies of reports filed with the SEC are posted on the company’s website and are available from NVIDIA without charge. These forward-looking statements are not guarantees of future performance and speak only as of the date hereof, and, except as required by law, NVIDIA disclaims any obligation to update these forward-looking statements to reflect future events or circumstances.
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