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Google Launches their iPad Alternative–Nexus 7 Tablet for $209 CDN

by on June 27th, 2012

Google today at their I/O 2012 keynote introduced the Nexus Q, a media centre similar to the Apple TV, and also their latest tablet–the Nexus 7:

Nexus 7 is a no compromise Android tablet that’s designed to go where you go. With a stunning 7” display, powerful quad-core processor and up to 8 hours of battery life during active use, Nexus 7 was built to bring you the best of Google in a slim, portable package that fits perfectly in your hand.

Here are the quick specs on this latest Google device, that sports hardware from ASUS:

  • 1280-by-800 high-resolution display
  • 8 hours of HD video playback, 10 hours of web browsing or 10 hours of e-reading
  • NVIDIA® Tegra® 3 quad-core processor
  • Android 4.1, Jelly Bean; ships with Chrome for Android
  • 1.2MP front-facing camera, NFC
  • $209 CDN for 8GB, $259 for 16GB; shipping in 2-3 weeks
  • Buy from Google and receive: $25 credit to spend on Google Play, free copy of Transformers: Dark of the Moon

The Nexus 7 presents itself as an iPad alternative, in a smaller form factor that reminds us of the Amazon Kindle Fire. It actually looks impressive and is comes with some impressive specs…but the 7 inch form factor is still yet to be determined as a hot seller. The PlayBook was a dud and Amazon doesn’t reveal their Fire sales numbers.

Anyone jumping on one of these?

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  • Mrhaha99

    Is this going to be as crappy as the nexus phones???…google should just stick to being a search engine company. leave the other stuff too people who know how to make good phones,tablets etc!

  • We’ll find out soon enough. Who still uses a Nexus? That’s the thing when it comes to Android, the hardware race is unstoppable so your ‘new’ phone is old by the time you get it.

  • Dgour

    Yeah baby. I’m in for two. Maybe sell an ipad2 and get two more for the rest of the family.

  • Dgour

    Are you kidding? Loved my Nexus s up until 4 hrs ago when I got S3.

  • Mrhaha99

    Junk I tell you junk…I’ll stick too two cups and a string…never crashes.

  • Mrhaha99


  • I have an acer iconia a100 that I had to root to get ICS onto, while that was a pain I find the 7″ form factor near perfect. The only thing stopping me from getting this tablet really is no rear camera. They could have upped the price just a bit and put a nice 5 or 8 mpixel camera on the back and i’d have jumped on it today.

    I just don’t like carrying multiple devices around is all…

  • How much do they pay you to post?

  • Wow, a very “apple”-like intro video.