Nexus 7 Tablet Designed And Built In Just Four Months, Sold At Original Cost

Posted on Jun 28 2012 - 8:59am by Editorial Staff

Google yesterday went ahead with turning the long rumoured stories of its Asus-branded Nexus 7 tablet down, and make it public in front of all, but there is one story that still many of us not know, that how this 7-inch device comes into existence. In order to bring the picture in front of all about the development of the tablet, Asus’ chairman Jonney Shih and Google’s head of Android Andy Rubin have revealed that the Nexus 7 is being sold at what it cost the company to built it and more interesting is that both the companies built the product in just four months time period.

The condition before building up the device was that Nexus tablet was to be ready in four months, would be high-end device and the total cost should not be more than $200, Shih told AllThingsD. Rubin on account of tablet development says, “We went from zero to working product in four months.” He even admits on saying that Google now having the full ecosystem in place, the company is having that “missing piece” with it now.

The tablet features 7-inch display running Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean) and is Asus-branded. It has a Tegra-3 quad-core chip with a 12-core GPU, 1280×800 HD display. It also features WiFi, Bluetooth and NFC, with a 9 hour video playback battery life. It also has a front-facing camera. The Nexus 7 starts at $199 for 8GB with $25 credit for Play Store — 16GB model is $249. The tablet can be order starting from yesterday itself from with the shipping starts from mid-July.

(Image Credit: AllThingsD)

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