Google’s Nexus 7-inch tablet ready to ship according to rumors

June 19, 2012
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Google's big developer event is starting next week and we are all giddy with excitement here at Android Community about what all they'll announce. One that will surely be a big part of the news is the rumored Nexus Tablet. Today the folks from DigiTimes have released more details (rumors) claiming the device is actually shipping now, is ready to rock, and Google will in fact start selling it early next month.

When they say "shipping now" they man currently en route to facilities and prepared to be distributed to multiple retailers. I was originally thinking Google would only offer it on the Play Store, but having it available in the flesh at Best Buy's and stores is a good move. DigiTimes reports the Google tablet will indeed launch at the $199 price point that's been rumored for months.

They go as far as to say it will be available in early July after the worldwide announcement and debut at Google I/O next week. To meet the low price point Google removed the rear facing camera (something I don't mind) and it will feature a 720p front camera instead. This could be what took the image that we reported on yesterday. So how does that sound to you guys? I personally love the idea of a 7-inch quad-core Tegra 3 tablet with a front facing camera, Android 4.1, and pre-loaded with Google Chrome browser all for just $199.

Again, we'll be live at Google I/O reporting any and all news from the Nexus Tablet, Jelly Bean, Project Majel, Google Glass and anything else that might be there. Stay tuned!

[via DigiTimes]


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  • ruffneckc

    I’m ready and been waiting awhile for this. Hopefully, it will be quite polished! I would probably never take pictures with it anyway, and having a higher res front facing cam for Google Hangouts is sweet! Hopefully, this will spur more devs to build more tablet –focused apps.

    • http://www.androidcommunity.com Cory Gunther

      Completely agree. I could care less about a rear facing camera on my tablet. Give me a lower price, thinner body, and a front shooter and I’m good.

  • http://www.facebook.com/korben.rusek Korben Rusek

    looking forward to the nexus 7!

  • bill c

    It will function well with my transformer.

  • AJ

    I like the details that are available. Not fussed about a rear facing camera. Battery life is something I’ll be much more interested in. Would like to one to complement my Asus Transformer. Would be perfect for motorbike touring when a laptop and/or 10″ tablet is just a wee bit too big.

  • Paulus Net

    Me want, any day :)

  • http://www.romanmestasphotography.com/ Roman Mestas

    Cant wait for this!! Quad-core for $199 is an awesome price.. I like the 7 in tablet because I already have the 13 in MBA so when I am looking to buy a tablet I prefer something smaller. I dont mind not having the rear facing camera I would never take pics with a tablet anyway, that is so cheesy, I just use my smartphone for that. When can I order, sign me up!

  • JellyBean

    This is just what I want.

  • http://twitter.com/mvmacd12 Matthew MacDonald

    I’m hoping this will have USB ports? I would basically need to plug in my external hard drive. It better have a USB port, right? One you can use while charging, obviously.

  • http://twitter.com/HackingDutchman Hacking Dutchman♔

    mmm, I would prefer no front and only rear, I never face chat or anything.

  • Daived

    offerdable devices are start coming specially for those who has no money to buy that expensive devices.