Google's highly praised Nexus Tablet finally reaches Indian shores today, priced at Rs 19,990. Tablet maker Asus confirmed that sale of the tablet would begin today, with an entry level Nexus 7 with 16GB storage priced at Rs 19,990.
Though many online retailers have been selling the Nexus 7 in India, the device had not been made officially available in the country by Asus which manufactures the tablet in collaboration with Google.
CNN-IBN reported however, that the device that would be available in India isn't the beefed up Android 4.2 version but the older 16GB version that runs Android 4.1. It will be available in Croma outlets across India.
The Nexus 7 has received rave reviews by tech critics across the board for punching well above its relatively cheap pricetag, and was also named 'gadget of the year' at London's T3 Gadget Awards 2012.
Key technical specifications of the tablet include a 7-inch screen with IPS (in-plane switching) screen with a resolution of 1,280×800 pixels.
The tablet is also the first 7-incher to house a 1.3GHz Nvidia Tegra 3 quad-core CPU, which includes a 12-core GPU. It also has a Micro-USB port, 1GB of RAM, and a 1.2-megapixel front camera (no back camera included).
And recently, a comprehensive test carried out by Dr. Raymond Soneira of DisplayMate has said that the display of the Nexus 7 comprehensively outperformed Apple's newly launched iPad mini which is priced at Rs 27,000 for an entry level device. (Read more about that here)