World’s first 7” quad-core tablet featuring Android 4.1
San Francisco, California (June 27th, 2012) — Unveiled at Google I/O 2012, Nexus™ 7 is the first tablet in Google’s Nexus line of devices and the lead device for Android™ 4.1, Jelly Bean. Jointly developed between ASUS and Google, Nexus 7 offers incredible performance and a stylish design in a light and portable package that fits perfectly in the hand. Nexus 7 combines a premium hardware design by ASUS with the latest version of Android™ that is designed to run an incredible variety of entertainment, productivity and gaming applications available at Google Play.
Google Nexus 7 by ASUS
“We are very excited about this partnership and the synergy that it brings into the hands of consumers,” said ASUS Chairman, Jonney Shih.
“We wanted to build a tablet that was light and portable enough for users to take their favorite entertainment wherever they go, but still didn’t compromise at all on power and performance,” said Andy Rubin, SVP of Mobile and Digital Content at Google. “Together with ASUS, we were able to accomplish that in Nexus 7. And starting at $199, it will be something everyone can enjoy.”
Nexus 7 features a NVIDIA® Tegra® 3 quad-core processor, meaning everything is faster – web pages load quickly, gameplay is responsive and realistic, high-definition media playback is smooth and running multiple apps is a breeze. A 12‐core GeForce® GPU delivers advanced graphics while the patented 4-PLUS-1™ CPU design gives you maximum performance when you need it and power efficiency when you don’t. Nexus 7 8GB is available for $199, while the 16GB version is $249 and enables consumers to keep even more of their content close at hand -- even when they’re not online.
Super powerful, super portable
With a vibrant, 1280 x 800 high-definition display, Nexus 7 brings apps, games, books and movies to life. New ASUS TruVivid technology improves color clarity and brightness, while the IPS panel delivers crisp and detailed visuals with ultra-wide 178° viewing angles. Scratch-resistant Corning® FIT Glass and a textured chassis design that prevents hand slippage ensure Nexus 7 is incredibly robust and will meet the demands of consumers on the go. Delivering up to 9.5 hours of battery life in a profile that’s 0.4” thin and 0.7lbs light, it has the portability of a paperback book, but is connected to the entire digital world of entertainment.
Inside Nexus 7 is the powerful NVIDIA Tegra 3 quad-core processor running at speeds up to 1.3GHz, which delivers a smooth multi-tasking and immersive mobile gaming experience. Games are enhanced by Nexus 7’s sensors, which include a gyroscope, accelerometer and NFC — as well as a responsive 10-finger multi touch screen — allowing users to tilt, touch and tap their way to the top of the leaderboards while exploring over 600,000 apps and games available in the Google Play™ Store.
Lead Device for Android 4.1, Jelly Bean
Nexus 7 is powered by Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, the latest version of the world's most popular mobile platform. With smarter notifications that enable quick, on the fly responses, beautiful new widgets that put important information front and center, and home screen customization that’s as easy as drag-and-drop, Android is faster and more intuitive than ever.
Google’s services work best on Android, as all users’ content is instantly available and synced with the cloud after signing into their Google account, but it also seamlessly syncs content across users’ tablets, phones and PCs for a truly integrated experience. Nexus 7 comes with all the top Google Apps — such as Gmail™, Chrome™, Google+™ and YouTube™ — putting the best of Google in consumers’ hands.
Made for Google Play
Nexus 7 was made for Google Play. Everyone’s favorite selection of entertainment is right in their hands: the world's largest collection of eBooks, millions of songs, thousands of movies and TV shows, and a growing selection of magazines – plus over 600,000 apps and games. Nexus 7 already comes preloaded with content so users can start enjoying the Nexus experience right away.
Google Play is the easiest way for users to enjoy their favorite content – no wires, no hassle, just pure entertainment. It’s now easy to read, listen to and watch content anywhere – on a tablet, phone, or in any browser at play.google.com. Consumers can forget about cables and syncing: their music, movies, books, apps and games are instantly available across all of their supported devices and on the web. It’s simple for users to buy a song on the web and instantly listen to it on their phone, or they can start reading a book on their laptop and pick up right where they left off on their tablet when they're on the go. Nexus 7 is all about delivering an incredible entertainment experience.
Light and convenient protective cover
For users who seek additional protection, Nexus 7 has an optional protective smart cover. The smart cover is a tough, yet snug-fitting polymer case with a non-slip matte texture that protects Nexus 7 from bumps and scratches, and also provides additional grip. The case comes in six different colors to allow users to pick the one which best fits their lifestyle and allows Nexus 7 owners to travel with confidence.
Nexus 7 brings together ASUS’ world-class “design thinking” philosophy and the latest version of Google’s innovative Android platform to deliver the ultimate portable computing experience at an irresistible price.
(1) 9.5 hours battery life tested playing 720p video, brightness@100nits, external microphone, Wi-Fi turned on and logged in to Gmail
(2) Price will vary by region.
(3) Google Play services vary from country to country. Please verify exact services for each specific region.
ASUS, the world’s top 3 consumer notebook vendor and the maker of the world’s best-selling and most award winning motherboards, is a leading enterprise in the new digital era. ASUS designs and manufactures products that perfectly meet the needs of today’s digital home, office and person, with a broad portfolio that includes motherboards, graphics cards, optical drives, displays, desktops, Eee Box and all-in-one PCs, notebooks, netbooks, tablet devices, servers, multimedia and wireless solutions, networking devices, and mobile phones. Driven by innovation and committed to quality, ASUS won 3,886 awards in 2011, and is widely credited with revolutionizing the PC industry with the Eee PC™. With a global staff of more than 11,000 and a world-class R&D team of 3,100 engineers, the company’s revenue for 2011 was around US$11.9 billion.
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