Announced at Google's 2012 I/O conference, the Nexus 7 is the first tablet to be part of the Google-produced Nexus line of Android devices and is built by Asus. It was designed to compete against other budget tablets like the Kindle Fire and Nook Tablet but differentiates itself with an unmodified version of Android 4.1.
( Source : The Verge )
7” 1280x800 HD display (216 ppi)
Back-lit IPS display
Scratch-resistant Corning Gorilla Glass
1.2MP front-facing camera
8 or 16 GB internal storage
1 GB RAM
4325 mAh (Up to 8 hours of active use)
Quad-core Tegra 3 T30L 1.2GHz (1.3GHz Max @ Single Core) SoC
198.5 x 120 x 10.45mm
WiFi 802.11 b/g/n
Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean)
NFC (Android Beam)
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The Nexus 7 is an amazing package for something that costs a penny less than $200. It feels like something that could sell for much more. It has a great screen, solid performance and a clean, clear, uncluttered version of Google's latest operating system, Jelly Bean. From a pure hardware standpoint it beats the Kindle in every way possible -- except for content. Amazon's selection almost always trumps that of Google's, both in terms of variety and cost, but that's one wonderful problem to have, because almost all of that content is just as available on the Nexus 7 as it is on the Fire. The only major exception is Amazon Instant Video, and with Netflix, we can live with that.
Honestly I think ASUS and Google have really done an excellent job here with the Nexus 7. The combination of a quad core SoC, IPS panel, solid construction, and the latest version of Android all for such a killer price point pretty much make it hard to really find any faults. Sure, it'd be useful to have a full size USB host port, microSD slot (though no Nexus has shipped with one since Nexus S), 5 GHz WiFi (Nexus 7 is 2.4 GHz only), or cellular, but the tablet wouldn't be $199 anymore. I also really feel like the 7 inch diagonal form factor is an ideal one, and the Nexus 7 is quickly growing on me.
(Source: Anandtech Mini)
Nexus 7 Specific F.A.Q
1-Does the Nexus 7 support MHL
2-What about USB-OTG?
Input devices like mice and keyboards are supported out of the box.You can mount storage devices if you've rooted the device and use Stickmount which can be downloaded from the Play Store.
Guide for Root Access and Bootloader Unlocking
UNHAPPY with Nexus 7 price?
Please understand the 249USD is only price for US. other parts of world where google play store not fully open is sold close to RM999.
Quote from a local forum:
Bloody hell, man... for the "price complainers"... please share with us which RM1k and below Android tablet out here in Malaysia has a quad-core 4+1 CPU, a 12‐core GeForce GPU, a 1280x800 resolution HD IPS display, Corning glass, running Jellybean, first to get updates, 8 hours of HD video playback, 10 hours of web browsing, and 10 hours of e-reading, about a total of 9.5 hours battery life, 10.5 mm thin and 340gm in weight, 1GB of RAM, Bluetooth v.3, WiFi b/g/n, NFC, 2 mics, 2 speakers, GPS, and a very portable 7" screen?
Show me one tablet that beats ALL that at RM1k or less currently available in Malaysia now, and I'll buy one for myself and another one for the first guy/gal who shares. Oh, you want US prices? Move there. A lot of other things also cheaper there what.
If none of the complainers here can share anything as above, then stop b****ing, think about how unrealistic your complaint is and forever hold your peace.