Nexus 7 is the first tablet belonging to the Nexus line-up. Nexus 7 is device co-developed by Google and ASUS, and unveiled in June 2012, along with Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, the software update that brought features like Project Butter, expandable notifications, and the amazing Google Now.
Because the Nexus 7 is part of Google’s family of devices, it will be one of the first tablets to receive the latest Android firmware updates. If you are an Android Vanilla guy you can choose any of the tutorials below that will help you install official firmwares on your Nexus 7 tablet.
But if the stock Android experience is not enough for you, then go ahead and install one of the unofficial ROMs listed below. Since flashing custom ROMs on your Nexus 7 tablet will most of the time void the warranty, we recommend you to carefully follow all the steps of the tutorials below.
After Amazon conquered the Android-powered tablet market with the Kindle Fire, the Mountain View-based giant decided it’s time to launch its own device using the same recipe: a 7-inch terminal with high-end technical specifications and an affordable price.
The Nexus 7 packs a quad-core 1.2 GHz Nvidia Tegra 3 processor helped by a twelve-core ULP GeForce GPU. It also features a 7-inch LED-backlit IPS LCD display with 800 x 1,280 pixels protected by Gorilla Glass and 1 GB of RAM.
Nexus 7’s list of connectivity features includes WiFi 802.11 b/g/n, 3.5 mm jack, Bluetooth, microUSB and NFC chip. The 7-inch tablet also comes with a front-facing 1.2 megapixel camera with HD video recording capabilities.
Nexus 7 is 198.5 mm tall, 120 mm wide and 10.5 mm thick, while weighing in 347 grams. The battery keeping the 7-inch tablet alive is a Li-Ion 4,325 mAh unit.
When the Nexus 7 hit the market in July 2012, there were two internal storage options, 8 and 16 GB, priced $199 and $249, respectively.
A couple of months later, in November 2012, two new Nexus 7 models were unveiled: one with 32 GB of internal storage and a price of $249 and another one with 32 GB of storage and 3G support, with a price tag of $299. Starting November the 8 GB Nexus 7 was ditched, while the price of the 16 GB model was dropped to only $199.By Alex Dumitru