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Google Nexus 7 Hands-On (First Impressions)

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After Google I/O last week, Jelly Bean on the Google Nexus 7 has been under scrutiny from reviewers all over the Web. The Nexus 7 goes for just $200 and has an impressive array of specs.

Google Nexus 7: First impressions

We were interested to take a look to see how it stacked up against other Android tablets and how well it functions. The device it quite stream-lined to look at, with just a camera on the front, and a power/lock button and volume switch to the side, and pins (potentially for a dock) on the other side. On that side there are also microphones to cancel out noise, then on the bottom there is a micro USB port and a 3.5mm headphone port.

Unfortunately for some, there is no camera on the back of the device – but most people have a camera or a smartphone for that.

There is also a special edition Nexus 7 with a white back, and this was given out to those who attended Google I/O – but the one you can purchase will be black all over. The casing has decent grip (from ridging on the back), a Nexus and Asus logo.

On the inside of the device sits a great number of impressive specs such as the NVIDIA Tegra quad-core processor, 1GB RAM, up to 16MB internal storage, GPS, gyroscope and Bluetooth, and this clearly outdoes the Kindle Fire by Amazon, its main competition, which is actually the same price. This shows just how good value the Nexus 7 really is.

Look out for a full review of the Google Nexus 7 next week.

Xbox 360, Playstation 3, Nintendo Wii, PC, iPhone and Android games keep Berke busy at work all day. Honestly though we’re not sure why we’re paying him as it should be the other way around.