Today at Google IO 2012 in San Francisco, Hugo Barra, Director of Android Product Development, announced the Google Nexus 7 tablet. Built for Google by ASUS, it runsAndroid 4.1 Jelly Bean and costs $199.
Super thin, light and portable, the Google Nexus 7 sports a 1280×800 HD display, NVIDIA Tegra 3 chipset with a quadcore CPU and a 12 core GPU, front-facing camera for Google Hangouts and chatting, Wi-Fi, and Bluetooth and NFC.
Coming in at a svelte 340 grams, the Nexus 7 boasts up to nine hours of HD video playback.
Nexus 7 tablet ready to play
The Google Nexus 7 is also designed to work seamlessly with the new Google Play store for apps, videos and music.
Designed to be a “serious gaming device,” Google hopes that game developers will take full advantage of the device’s NVIDIA Tegra 3 chipset with its quadcore CPU and 12 core GPU.
In Nigeria, it comes in 8GB (N32,000) and 16GB versions (N40,000).