Nexus 7 is the first tablet belonging to the famous line-up of devices developed by Google in collaboration with various established manufacturers.
The first Nexus device was manufactured by HTC, then Samsung took up the slack for the Nexus S and Galaxy Nexus, but the first Nexus tablet was manufactured by ASUS, after the Taiwan-based company teamed-up with the Mountain View-based giant.
Nexus 7 was officially announced in June 2012, being the first terminal to come pre-loaded with Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, at that time the latest iteration of Google’s mobile operating system. Like all the Nexus devices, the 7-inch tablet runs Android Vanilla.
Those of you who want to gain root access to their Nexus 7 tablet, can find various rooting tutorials, here at Android.gs. I’ll have you know that all the root solutions have been tested by our writers and that they are fully functional. In order to avoid bricking your Nexus 7 during the root process, we recommend you to carefully follow all the steps of the tutorial. You should also know that after you root your Nexus 7, the warranty might get voided.
After the success registered by Amazon with its Kindle Fire tablet, which became the best selling Android tablet in the first quarter prior to the launch, Google decided it’s time to launch its own 7-inch slate, using the same recipe: high-end technical specifications at an affordable price.
Nexus 7 comes with a 7-inch LED-backlit IPS LCD with HD resolution and protected against scratches by a Gorilla Glass coating, a 1.2 megapixel camera with HD video calling support, 1 GB of RAM and Nvidia Tegra 3 chipset with quad-core 1.2 GHz Cortex A9 CPU and twelve core graphics processing provided by an ULP GeForce unit.
Nexus 7 also comes with WiFi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth, microUSB, 3.5 mm jack and a NFC chip.
When first launched, the 8 GB Nexus 7 model had a price of $199, while the 16 GB version was priced $249. After the Nexus 7 WiFi + 3G was launched synchronized with the debut of Android 4.2 Jelly Bean, the 16 GB model received a price cut off to $199, while the 8 GB version was ditched. A 32 GB Nexus 7 also debuted in October 2012, priced $249.By Alex Dumitru