Google has officially announced its Nexus 7 tablet. The 7-inch slate is built by ASUS and is currently the only tablet shipping with Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean). It's powered by a quad-core Tegra 3 processor, and features a 1.2-megapixel front camera, NFC and 1280 x 800 resolution. There is also a micro USB slot, but no SD card slot. The Nexus 7 is available in two models: an 8GB version for $199 and a 16GB version for $249.
Android 4.1 features Google's answer to Siri called Google Now. The voice-recognizing digital assistant uses search results, daily routine and other data that it learns over time to answer questions. Other improvements include Project Butter, for smoother page transition, an updated keyboard and offline voice dictation.
The Google Nexus 7 is currently available for pre-order in Australia, Canada, the UK and the US. If you pre-order now you will receive a $25 credit to use in the Google Play store.
It ships with:
USB sync/charge cableual-voltage
USB wall charger
Quick start guide