Google’s very own Nexus 7 is to be launched here in India, Asus, Google’s hardware partner has confirmed. TheNexus 7, Asus manufactured tablet PC branded by the software and search engine giant Google, is to reach Indian shores in November, though the price tag associated with it is yet to be announced.
Experts muse that the Nexus 7 may be priced at around Rs. 11,000, the price range of the Amazon Kindle Fire. TheNexus 7 has been fashioned by Google and forged by Asus. The Nexus 7 comes equipped with a giant 7 inch display having a resolution of a usual 1280 x 800 pixels. The device sports a scratch repelling Corning glass display, a not so awesome 1.2 megapixel front facing camera. The tablet also has NFC capabilities, WI-Fi, and also has Bluetooth connectivity. The Nexus 7 has, under its hood, the Nvidia’s quad core Tegra 3 chipset for processor, and an awe inspiring 12 core graphics chip, a Gigabyte of RAM and obviously runs on Google’s very own Android OS, but its latest variant, Android 4.1 Jelly Bean. It weighs around 340 grams and measures 198.5x120x10.5 millimeters and is powered by a 4325mAh LI-ion battery.
An ASUS official, at a press conference in Bangalore, has confirmed reports of the software giant planning to launch the product here. The official also went on to state that they were in conversation with Google on the marketing policies of the product. He also stated that the Nexus 7 may be launched in India with different name and slight variation in specification and features. The Nexus 7 is designed not only to challenge iPad’s ascendancy but also to compete head on against Amazon’s Kindle Fire. Google plans to handle its rivals by putting in use an aggressive pricing strategy so that it can contest better with its contenders who already have a market share.