Google announced Android 4.2 Jelly Bean yesterday. Along with the announcements, Google also unveiled two new models of its famous Nexus 7 tablet. Announced a few months ago, Nexus 7 has proven to be most popular 7-inch tablet available in the market and now with two more flavors, buyers have more options to select from.
The two new announced versions of Nexus 7 include: Nexus 7 (32 GB with WiFi) and Nexus 7 (32 GB with 3G) which can operate on more than 200 GSM providers worldwide, including AT&T and T-Mobile in the U.S. Not only this, Google has dropped the price for 16 GB model from $249 to $199 and it is now offered as the base model while the 8 GB model has been discontinued.
Besides the addition of 3G and more storage, the other specs of 7-inch tablets are same as before which includes IPS display with 1280 x 800 resolution, Quad-core NVIDIA Tegra 3 CPU, 1GB RAM and 1.2 Mega-Pixel front-facing camera.
The updated pricing for different Nexus 7 models are:
- Nexus 7 16 GB: $199
- Nexus 7 32 GB: $249
- Nexus 7 3GB + 3G: $299
The expected availability date for Nexus 7 32GB models is 13th November. The Nexus 7 updated models will also ship with Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, however, we expect that latest Android 4.2 Jelly Bean update will be soon available for Nexus 7, after all, it is a Nexus device.
By adding more storage and 3G capability to Nexus 7 tablet, Google wants to ensure consumers that the most popular 7-inch tablet is now available in more flavors, of which all models cost much less than Apple’s iPad mini.