Google’s Nexus 7 Android 4.1 Jelly Bean tablet, manufactured by Asus and starting at just $200 for the 8GB model, seems to be off to a resounding success, according to initial sales reports from major retailers. After going on sale at select retail stores on Friday, July 13, the 7-inch tablet is now out of stock at Gamestop, Sam’s Club (Walmart), Staples and Office Depot as of Saturday, July 14.
Speaking at the Allen & Co conference in Sun Valley, Google Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt admitted there was “immense demand” for the tablet after it was introduced at Google I/O in late June. Hugo Barra, Director of Product Management for Android, claimed “big” first day pre-order numbers as well. I can’t say I’m surprised, considering the Nexus 7′s robust features and Kindle Fire-like affordable price tag. It will be interesting to see the exact sales figures once Google makes them available – hopefully soon.
Nexus 7 Tablet Specs and Features:
- Android 4.1 Jelly Bean
- 7” 1280×800 HD (216 ppi) Back-lit IPS display with Scratch-resistant Corning glass
- 1.2 megapixel front-facing camera
- 8 or 16 GB internal storage configurations
- 1 GB RAM
- 4325 mAh battery (Up to 8 hours of active use)
- Nvidia Tegra 3 Quad-core processor, 12‐core GPU
- WiFi 802.11 b/g/n
- Micro USB
- NFC (Android Beam)
- Preloaded with Chrome Web browser, YouTube, Gmail, Google+
- Access to over 600,000 apps and games
- Access to over 4 million ebooks
- Access to hundreds of popular Magazines
- Stream your music from the cloud (up to 20,000 songs for free)
- Weighs 340 grams
- Size: 198.5 x 120 x 10.45mm
- Price: $200 (8GB), $250 (16GB)
- Preorder now, Available mid-July
UPDATE: check out our Nexus 7 unboxing video.