Asus Nexus 7 tablet

Google and Asus have a tablet, reports The Verge, ready to run Android 4.1; has a screengrab with specs: a 1280x800 display, 8 or 16GB of storage, 1GB of RAM and a 1.2MP webcam.


  1. wait… wasn’t there a snarky comment here previously?  i wanted to read the well considered refutation of its snarkiousness.   nuts, now i’ll never learn how to answer such untoward attacks upon our tender sensibilities.

  2. I still use my Nexus One… interesting that they’re jumping right to 7 here. I guess it’s the best they can do to sound cool without using Nexus-6. Maybe they’re reserving that name for if they ever come up with a device that’s actually revolutionarily good. 

    Of course, one can speculate that Deckard and Rachel are actually more advanced replicants than the Nexus-6 models and thus themselves are Nexus-7 models, so maybe they are making a clever reference with the tablet’s model number ;) (though I do suspect that the tablet’s lifespan is four years or less…)

  3. I think Nexus 7 because it has a 7 inch screen and looks to be the response to the Kindle Fire.

    Damn, on submit, what Steve Mayne said.

  4. Those tech specs are pretty glaringly missing any mention of connectivity…

    And why aren’t they making a big deal out of the things this can do that the iPad can’t? It can play Flash animations, right? Can’t they make a big deal out of that, even if it isn’t?

    They’re really not doing a very good job, yet at least, of giving people a reason to buy this over an iPad other than price.

    1.  Flash is a slow burning bundle of pain to use on a mobile device. I don’t blame Google for trying not to emphasise slow burning bundles of pain.

      1. Not all Flash is, only badly written Flash. And Flash has come a long way with Flex.

        And this device sounds like it has plenty of CPU and GPU so it really shouldn’t be an issue.

        And HTML5 still isn’t able to deliver a complete app experience (feel free to point me to an exception), while Flash is. So they could release some guidelines or starter code to have some sort of “web-based app experience” or whatever they want to call it.

        Dunno. Something. As it is, I don’t see any reason on the planet to get this thing over an iPad, except to save a couple of bucks.

    2. The specs show WiFi and Bluetooth, which doesn’t mean to me GSM/CDMA. Not exactly the go-anywhere device, say, the Xoom is. I wonder why they didn’t include a rear-facing camera? I’d have thought they were like cupholders: you had to have one.

      1.  Because no one actually uses Android tablets for day to day stuff. It is the unspoken sadness. (I have an iPad 3 and an Asus Transformer and it is pretty clear why this is true too.)

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