Google Announces Nexus 7, light, portable tablet for Google Play

Today at Google I/O Google lifted the lid off their new tablet offering (Actually many of you will consider it an E reader) the Google Nexus 7. The device has a 7″ screen and tight Google Play integration – ideal for watching videos and consuming digital media like e-books and music (sorry, Google play music is only available in the US). The device will sell for $199 and come with a $25 Google play credit to consume data. Device can be ordered today and will ship in July (to US, Canada, UK… more countries to follow) Some specs:

  • Nexus 7
  • 7″ display
  • Quad core CPU
  • Front facing camera
  • Connectivity – Wifi, Bluetooth
  • Gyroscope, accelerometer
  • 9hr video playback, 300 hrs standby time
  • Weights 340 grams -same as a small book
  • Designed for single hand use
  • Google play integration (music movies, apps, magazines…)