It all started with a Tweet. “Locked and loaded, ready to play: we’ve started shippinh Nexus 7 pre orders today”.
One line which will start so much furious checking of emails, credit cards and most importantly, mail boxes!
The Google Nexus 7 Tablet was announced at Google I/O 2012 and is a 7″ Tegra 3 Tablet produced in partnership with Asus.
The pre ordered tablets should be showing up any time soon though as looking on Google’s shipping page reads:
“All packages will arrive via FedEx within 3 – 5 business days of your order. Once your order has been shipped, you will receive an email notification with a FedEx tracking number. Your estimated time of delivery will be determined at the point that your order has been processed and shipped. It may take 24 hours for the FedEx package tracking to return any information for your tracking number.
If you have not received a package tracking number after 2 business days have passed, please contact our support team.”
Have you pre ordered your Google Nexus 7? Let us know below once it arrives!
As reported yesterday, the highly anticipated launch of Google’s first tablet has now occurred.
Shipping in July from $199 is Google’s Nexus 7 Tablet, in conjunction with Asus, here are all the final specs and initial impressions.
Display: 1280×800 IPS Display with Corning glass protection
CPU: Tegra 3 Quad Core
GPU: GeForce 12-Core GPU
RAM: 1GB RAM
MEMORY: 8 or 16GB on board memory
OTHER: NFC Support, 9 hour battery life, Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, 1.2MP Front facing camera
As you can see, Google have not gone for all out dominance with the spec list on their first foray into Tablet hardware, but instead are concentrating on the hotter end of town. The Kindle Fire end of town more predominantly.
Google want a Tablet in every house hold and within reach of all who may find the $450 – $800 price range just too out of reach for the average Uni Student, Housewife or School Kids.
What you are getting is a solidly built, light and fast (seriously fast) tablet with a great screen and excellent graphics capabilities what with its 12 Core GeForce GPU and Quad Core CPU and all.
Here is some hands on feedback from the team at Engadget:
” The tablet feels good in the hand. It’s a bit on the chunky side — 10.45mm thick — just fractionally thinner than the Fire but, at 340g in weight, noticeably lighter than the 400+ gram tablet from Amazon. The biggest difference between the two, however, is the screen quality.
That IPS panel looks great from all angles, showing good brightness and good contrast even in a brightly lit room. We’ll need some more time to see how that compares to other competing 7-inchers, but it’s certainly a screen that is aiming higher than its price point.
Performance too is aiming high, not besting the latest of superphones like the Galaxy S III or the HTC One X when doing things like launching apps or panning around websites, but still very quick and very responsive to most tasks — much more so than the Fire in most cases.”
Google Australia have advised the 8GB model will sell locally for AUD$249 ($50 more than US), however Aussie purchasers will receive a AUD$25 voucher for the Google Play store upon purchase. This is a nice move as it gives real value back to the end user to get loaded up on a heap of games or books right away. Great to put a few away for Christmas presents we would dare suggest!
As reported earlier by the team at Gizmodo Australia, this is the widely rumoured Google Nexus Tablet.
A highly reported and anticipated product, as it marks the first time Google have put their name to a tablet, following in the name sake of the Nexus family of Google branded mobile phones.
It is also an important step for the online Giant to be putting its name to Hardware as aswell as Software, a move towards integration of the two Worlds as we are also seeing from Microsoft with the Surface tablet and of course Apple.
Pricing is expected to be at the USD$199 price point for the 8GB version and possibly around the USD$250 price point for a 16GB model.
Full specifications and pricing will be detailed at Google I/O 2012 running from June 27th to 29th in San Francisco.
Here is what we do know so far though, courtesy of some leaked benchmarking screenshots:
We are anticipating the Nexus Tablet to be the World’s first launch of the new Android 4.1 Jelly Bean operating system which combined with the Quad Core Tegra 3 processor and A9 GPU, will be a real screamer.
The tablet is also anticipated initially to launch in wifi only models, with 3G or LTE variants coming online later in the product’s lifespan.
Certainly we are anticipating this to be a landmark release for Google, and also Asus who will be the manufacturing partner.
We will bring you more up to date news on the release once confirmed at I/O in the next day or two.
We all love a bargain and we love ICS Tablets right?
Well this Wednesday we suggest you line up at your local Aldi store to pick up a 9.7″ 16GB ICS Tablet for only $249!!
Featuring a 1Ghz Cortex A9 CPU and a capacitive touch 1024×768 LCD screen with WiFi and Ice Cream Sandwich will be more than enough to browse Facebook, Youtube and Gmail and for the kids to enjoy a bit of Angry Birds and Cut The Rope.
The Brauhn tablet also features 16GB of onboard memory and is expandable with micro SD.
How about HDMI? Yep, Micro HDMI is supported to plug your Angry Birds Space into the big screen too!
As with most Aldi sales, it would be best to get in quick to avoid disappointment.
Full spec list:
1GHz Amlogic Cortex A9
Google Android 4.0
TFT 9.7″ LCD panel
WXGA, 1024 x 768 resolution
Capacitive Multi Touch Screen
Li-Polymer – Up to 6 Hours
16 GB (expandable with micro SD memory card)
WLAN / WiFi
IEEE 802.11 b/g/n
UMTS / 3G
1 * Mini USB 2.0
1 * Mini HDMI
1 * Headphone & Microphone 3.5mm Stereo
1 * Micro SD card reader slot
1 * DC-in, (1.7mm input jack)
G sensor support
Yes – Front:0.3MP, Rear:2.0MP
Build in Microphone x1
Support Image Format
jpg / tiff / gif, doc / xls / ppt / pdf / txt, htm / html
Support Audio Format
AAC, WMA7/8/9/10, MP3, PCM/WAV, SBC
Support Video Format
H.264 1080P, WMV9/VC-1, MPEG4/MPEG2, DivX
Pre installed software (apps, …)
Android APP market
Micro USB (host functionality)
Micro SD Card slot
Built-in 1W x 2 speakers
AC adaptor, Mini USB cable, Power cord, quick start guide, clean cloth, warranty card, carry bag.
On sale from Wednesday June 6th only at Aldi stores.
More information: Brauhn
There has been a lot of talk in the media lately of Google producing a $199 tablet.
Kogan have beat them to the game, and some. Announcing a super sale on their own range of Agora tablets, Kogan have delivered what sounds impossible – a 7″ Android tablet for just $99.00!
What do you get for $99 I hear you asking? Kogan list the following impressive array of features:
“The Kogan Agora 7″ Tablet PC is the best value Android tablet in the world! For a fraction of the cost of similar products, you get a bright capacitive touchscreen, HDMI output, microSD card input, Wi-Fi, and access to thousands of apps & games in the Android Market.”
The Kogan Agora 7″ Tablet PC Features:
• Android 2.3 Operating System
• Android Market with Thousands of Apps & Games (inc. Facebook, Twitter, YouTube)
• Built in Wi-Fi
• Read & Write emails with the Gmail or Email app
• Supports 720p HD Playback
• HDMI® video output
• 1 x miniUSB
• 1 x microSD Slot
• Desktop Widgets inc. Weather, Calendar, Clock, YouTube
• Media Player – Watch Movies, Listen to Music, Browse Photos
It’s not just the 7″ version that’s on sale either, the whole Agora range is currently hot.
To find out more, head over to Kogan’s Android page or hit the QR below
The Agora In Action:
Samsung are arguably the kings of Android at the moment, with a slew of modern and sexy, light and powerful phones and tablets on the market, there is something for everyone in Samsung’s arsenal.
One of the more recent additions to Samsung’s range, and personally it’s our favourite, is the 7.7″ Galaxy Tab. Perfectly sized to hold and operate with one hand, on the go, or even slip into your handbag! The 7″ Tablet is light, slim, has an incredibly bright and beautiful display and is no slouch thanks to its 1.4Ghz Dual Core Processor. The display is nothing short of amazing as mentioned, as it is the first tablet to sport a full Super Amoled Plus Display, which is at 1280×800 resolution and 197ppi.
This tablet from Samsung really is an object of pure beauty to hold, touch and use.
Weighing in at only 340 grams, you hardly can believe it’s a real product and able to do what it can do.
Matching this, is Kogan’s amazing pricing on this product.
How much? $449.00
Price includes a 12 month Australian warranty so you have full peace of mind with your purchase.
Here is a full list of specifications:
CPU: 1.4 GHz Dual Core
RAM: 1GB (RAM), 16/32/64 GB (ROM) + microSD (up to 32GB)
Software: Android 3.2 Honeycomb (expect an ICS update anytime)
Battery: Built-in 5,100mAh battery Stand-by : Up to 1500 hours(2G) / 1200 hours(3G)
Video: Full HD video playback (1080p)@30fps Video codec : MPEG4, H.263, H.264, WMV, DivX
Audio: MP3, AAC, AAC+, eAAC+, WMA, apt-X(BT codec) Dual speakers
Camera: Back camera : HD(720p) Video recording, 3MPauto-focus camera with LED flash, Front camera : 2MP camera
Best you not waste any time to secure what is certainly the most modern, light, flexible and sexiest tablet on the market today, at the sexiest price in town too!
Tell them N-Droid sent you.