Nexus 7 starts selling in India for Rs 19,999

The 16GB version of the first Google branded tablet, Nexus 7, is available for purchase on Croma with a price tag of Rs 19,999. The tablet is co-manufactured by Asus.

At the Google I/O event held earlier this year, Google first introduced the Nexus 7 in two storage capacities, which are 8GB and 16GB. The 8GB model was available for $199 while the 16GB model sported a price tag of $249. Taking the conversion rate of the rupee into consideration, the 8GB model would sport a price tag of approximately Rs 11,300, while the 16GB variant would cost approximately Rs 14,200. To order the 16GB Nexus 7, go here.

The retailer is offering free shipping and the delivery time is up to seven working days. The tablet is also available for purchase with an EMI option. This makes buying this tablet easier for most consumers.

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The price tag of Rs 19,999 is steep compared with the pricing overseas, and the 8GB version has been recently phased out. So, the 16GB model now stands as the base version. Google has recently announced a 32GB variant, and a cellular version. As of now, only the 16GB Wi-Fi only version is available for purchase, and no other listings for the recently announced devices have been put up.

At the Google I/O event held in June, the brand took the wraps off its first Google branded tablet, the Nexus 7. Talk of the price being paramount to the tablet’s success had been going on since then. Google added a lot of high-end hardware to the mix, and had kept the price down to a minimum by pricing it at $199 for the base model (8GB).

As for the specifications, Google’s Eric Schmidt had said  last year that the Nexus 7 would be a high quality tablet, and Google has delivered on all counts. This model comes equipped with a 7-inch IPS display that boasts of a resolution of 1280 x 800 pixels, and is powered by a 1.3GHz quad-core Tegra 3 chip. It has a 1GB RAM, which should be able to match up with the best in the business. This tablet should be a gamer's delight, and Google has touted it to be a serious gaming device as the brand has added a 12-core Nvidia GeForce GPU as well to the fray.

The connectivity options found on the Google Nexus 7 tablet, include Wi-Fi a/b/g/n, Bluetooth, and NFC capabilities. This tablet also comes with Google Wallet pre-installed. As for the camera featured here, it comes as no surprise that Google has just added only a front-facing camera that can be used for video calls, but what is interesting is that this camera can shoot HD 720p videos.

When it comes to the size, this 7-inch tablet measures 198.5 x 120 x 10.5mm and weighs 340 grams.

The Google Nexus 7 was the first device running on Google’s operating software, Android v4.1 (Jelly Bean).

Published Date: Nov 08, 2012 03:44 pm | Updated Date: Nov 08, 2012 03:44 pm