The new Nexus 7 tablet, which is made by Google and Asus jointly, is making its debut in the highly competitive Indian tablet market.
The tablet will go on sale from November 8, 2012 in the country. Alex Huang, managing director of system business group at ASUS India announced the availability of the tablet in the Indian market from this Thursday. Nexus 7 has a 7-inch screen with a resolution of 1280 x 800 pixels and it runs on Android 4.1 - also called Jelly Bean.
The tablet is powers by Nvidia Tegra 3 processor and has 1GB RAM. It lacks a rear camera but has a 1.2MP camera in the front that can be used to make video calls. The tablet model that will be available in Indian will only feature Wi-Fi connectivity. The tablet will offer a battery life of about 9.5 hours of use
Even as he table has been available through several online retailers including HomeShop18, the tablet has not been launched officially by Asus which manufactures the tablet in collaboration with Google. Te tablet will now be available at Croma outlets across India.
Asus indicated that the basic model with 16GB storage will be available at about Rs 19,999. Eh same model is priced at just $199 in the American market. Asus has not announced as to when the 32GB or 3G versions of Nexus 7 might be launched in the Indian market.
Asus has claimed that it is now selling about one million Nexus 7 tablets per month globally.