So for all those who where saving the money and eyeing the arrival of Nexus 7 in India, the wait is over. Asus made Google branded Nexus 7 tablet would be available from tomorrow in stores and the 16 GB model is priced at Rs. 19,900. The same model is available in US for $199 and no, don’t open the calculator and do the dollor conversion rates now. Sighs!
Google originally launched the Nexus 7 in 8 GB, 16 GB models priced at $199 and $249. Shortly in Oct 29, Google discontinued the 8 GB model and slashed the price of 16 GB to $199 and introduced a 32 GB model for $249. Though, Asus India has no comments on the availability of 32 GB model in India. Also the company is tight lipped about the launch of the 3G model which anyhow is available only in the 32 GB Nexus 7.
Nexus 7 was launched in July and received positive reviews. Asus claims it sells around one million Nexus 7 tablets a month, which is an impressive figure for an Android tablet, that has been overshadowed by Apple’s invincible iPad march.
The 7-inch screen tablet has a resolution of 1280 x 800 pixels. Nexus 7 comes with the stock Jelly Bean Android OS and is devoid of any overlays that usually the tablet OEM’s skim it to their models. Nexus 7 is powered by Nvidia Tegra 3 processor. The tablet has no rear camera but sports a 1.2MP shooter on the front that allows for video calling. The 16 GB model that would retail in India would support only Wi-Fi connectivity and weighs around 340 grams and its battery promises for 9.5 hours of use.