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Google's Nexus 7 will be available in 8GB and 16GB versions

It looks as though Google was a little sloppy when it comes to protecting the assets for its upcoming Google I/O conference. An image of the company's Nexus 7 tablet was leaked ahead of schedule along with the full specs for the device.
The Nexus 7 (which measures 198.5 x 120 x 10.45 mm) is made by ASUS, comes with a 7" IPS display with a resolution of 1280x800 (216 PPI), and is powered by a quad-core NVIDIA Tegra 3 processor. The Nexus 7 weighs just 12 ounces and is available in 8GB and 16GB versions. All the features that you would expect from a modern tablet are included like a 1.2MP front-facing camera, NFC, an accelerometer, GPS, Bluetooth, and 802.11n wireless.
The Nexus 7 can operate for up to 9 hours (300 hours stanby) thanks to its 4325 mAh battery.

The Nexus 7 also packs Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, but since that hasn't been officially announced yet, we'll provide an update to this piece when those details are revealed. In addition, pricing hasn’t been released, although we’ve been hearing $199 for the 8GB version and $249 for the 16GB version.
One bonus that is being included with each Nexus 7 purchase – for a limited time – is the inclusion of $25 in credit to use at the Google Play Store. 

Source: The Verge

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Interesting lack of
By AEvangel on 6/27/2012 1:44:22 PM , Rating: 2
Micro SD slot??

RE: Interesting lack of
By MadMan007 on 6/27/2012 1:58:53 PM , Rating: 2
More like 'deal breaker' than 'interesting' to me.

SD expansion is most definitely one of "the features that you would expect from a modern tablet" (Apple gets away without one of course, but that's Apple).

RE: Interesting lack of
By Spuke on 6/27/2012 2:23:31 PM , Rating: 2
No MicroSD hurts me a bit too but I'm going to get it anyways. I'll just have to figure out a way around the storage issue.

RE: Interesting lack of
By mcnabney on 6/27/2012 3:14:12 PM , Rating: 2
No micro-SD moved this from buy two at launch to already looking for other options.

RE: Interesting lack of
By agsn on 6/27/2012 3:42:06 PM , Rating: 2
Agree, what's the point of a portable media tablet with 8 GB memory. The most likely use for this "WIFI" tablet is reading/photos/music/video/Games. My photos take up 5 GB, my music close to 3GB, My audio books take up 4GB, Video 6 GB, Books 1 GB, and add a couple of movie's that an added 2-6 GB, what about games and apps add 4 GB?
A tablet that is "Wifi only" cannot have an option not to expand to a minimum of 32 GB, or at least have 32 GB as non expandable. what is any one supposed to use this for. only reading books and viewing some internet quality photos?.
This is really silly of Google, very silly.

RE: Interesting lack of
By Spuke on 6/27/2012 3:49:18 PM , Rating: 2
There's a 16GB version too but I see your point. I have a Galaxy Nexus with 32GB and no microSD but with most of my stuff on the cloud, I use VERY little space (26GB free) on this one compared to my old HTC Incredible with 16GB onboard plus another 16GB microSD that was nearly filled. My only issue was I wanted to be able to store a fair amount of movies on it for when I go camping. I guess I'll either have to compress the crap out of them or figure something else out. Regardless, I've been wanting a 7" Asus tablet for a while now and I consider it a bonus getting one with pure Jelly Bean on it.

RE: Interesting lack of
By fteoath64 on 6/28/2012 5:38:16 AM , Rating: 2
To go camping. Get a Seagate wireless disk and it has 500GB worth of storage. But you might have to find a solar charger if you have no access to mains power for charging. Or bring along a large 3rd-party usb battery that can charge you device for a few days. Extra weight but worth it!.

RE: Interesting lack of
By EnzoFX on 6/27/2012 4:24:05 PM , Rating: 2
Stream your stuff. Done.

RE: Interesting lack of
By SPOOFE on 6/27/2012 4:39:29 PM , Rating: 2
Unacceptable for many; too tired of wireless hiccups or just plain lousy reception. Great option for "in the home doin' stuff" but to my mind that's very limiting for a tablet; that battery life wants to be used, not plugged in all day.

RE: Interesting lack of
By Spuke on 6/27/2012 6:28:14 PM , Rating: 2
Wifi is fine. We have a Kindle Fire too and works great wherever there's wifi. My wife has no issues streaming Netflix when she's getting nails done or etc.

RE: Interesting lack of
By AEvangel on 6/28/2012 9:35:36 AM , Rating: 2
As long as you have access to WiFi, on my bus ride everyday while they provide free WiFi the bandwidth is horrible, I can barely stream music over it much less Netflix.

By lexluthermiester on 7/2/2012 6:51:21 AM , Rating: 2
No, Apple doesn't "get away" way with anything because those of us whom consider a lack of storage expansion and replaceable battery deal-breakers. Thus we don't buy Apple products... As amazing as this thing is at $200/$250, the lack of an sd slot and user removable battery make it a no go.

I have yet to buy a tablet of any kind for these very reasons. And when makers pull their collective heads out and include these features for a reasonable price, I'll get one. Until then, my notebook does just fine.

"There's no chance that the iPhone is going to get any significant market share. No chance." -- Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer
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