The Nexus 7 is a 7-inch tablet that was announced at the 2012 Google I/O developers conference on June 27, 2012. It was co-developed between Google and Asus. It was immediately the best selling Android tablet on the market, selling nearly a million devices a month. It is still the single most popular Android tablet available. The Nexus 7 was the first device to ever run Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, and is also the first device to ship with Google Chrome as the default browser.

In November 2012, Google released a new version of the Nexus 7 with more memory. The 16GB model now costs $199, and a new 32GB model costs $249. Google also released a 32GB HSPA+ model for $299.

The Nexus 7 has been replaced by a second generation device. The Nexus 7 II features improved hardware, such as a 7-inch 1920x 1080 screen, and a newer Qualcomm processor. The newer device was also manufactured by Asus. However, since the Nexus 7 is a Nexus device, it has continued to receive all updates to the Android operating system. Currently, it runs Android 4.4 KitKat.


  • 7" 1280x800 HD display (216 ppi)
  • Back-lit IPS display
  • Scratch-resistant Corning(R) glass
  • 1.2MP front-facing camera
  • 198.5 x 120 x 10.45mm
  • 340g
  • WiFi 802.11 b/g/n
  • Bluetooth
  • NFC (Android Beam)
  • 8GB, 16GB, or 32GB
  • 1 GB RAM
  • Micro USB
  • 4325 mAh (Up to 8 hours of active use)
  • Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean)
  • NVIDIA Tegra 3 quad-core processor
  • Microphone
  • NFC (Android Beam)
  • Accelerometer
  • GPS
  • Magnetometer
  • Gyroscope

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