Google just announced its first Nexus tablet, the Nexus 7. The specs are pretty much what we expected, including a 1280x800 LCD display, Tegra 3 SoC (probably T30L, we're clarifying on clocks). No word on RAM yet but we'll find out shortly - ed. it's 1 GB. Other features include a front facing camera, and all the requisite Bluetooth and WiFi connectivity. The Nexus 7 runs Android 4.1 Jelly Bean which was just announced this morning. 

Pricing for the Nexus 7 is $199 with a $25 credit for the Google Play store, along with a number of free titles from the market. The Nexus 7 will ship mid-July. 

Update: Google just made the Nexus 7 play store device page, and product page live as well. Pricing is that rumored $199 for 8 GB, and $249 for 16 GB. There are a few more details here, including that 1 GB RAM, details about size, battery capacity, and mass, but no Tegra 3 clocks. 

There are a number of Nexus 7 accessories posted as well, including a dark grey cover and charger

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  • nathanddrews - Wednesday, June 27, 2012 - link

    ... because Google technically couldn't control its revenue stream (Google users) enough to force them to the cloud?

    :P

    I'm with jtd871. The lack of external storage is a deal killer.
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  • ImSpartacus - Wednesday, June 27, 2012 - link

    Oh I understand. That's why I'm currently waiting on my SGS3 (btw, it got a really bad rap for basically being a GNex with an upgraded SoC, microSD slot and removable battery).

    However, I think that there were actual technical limitations that Google didn't want consumers to have to deal with. I think it had something to do with the microSD card being readable by only one OS at a time (Windows/OSX or Android). Somehow, they got it to work properly with internal storage by letting Windows/OSX look at media while Android could still use app data and stuff. I'll try to look for the article.
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  • Menty - Wednesday, June 27, 2012 - link

    Yeah, I'm the same I'm afraid. Gimme the means to add storage, I'd be all over this. As it is, it's just another one to ignore :(. Reply
  • guidryp - Wednesday, June 27, 2012 - link

    A SD/Micro-SD would have made this just about the perfect 7" tablet.

    The omission kills it for me. 16GB Maximum just isn't enough in our media rich world.
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  • EnzoFX - Wednesday, June 27, 2012 - link

    Meh, these days I stream everything. Even local content. Even from outside the home. Reply
  • mcnabney - Wednesday, June 27, 2012 - link

    No wireless on these devices. WiFi or nothing. Reply
  • mcnabney - Wednesday, June 27, 2012 - link

    I agree. Also, charging $50 extra for a mere 8GB increase is beyond even Apple exploitation. I was ready to spend at launch, now I am looking for options... Reply
  • SteveTheWalrus - Wednesday, June 27, 2012 - link

    "...is beyond even Apple exploitation." no it seems pretty in line with apple actually.
    And I think people are forgetting this is supposed to compete with the kindle fire, so its really aimed at the average user, for which 8GB is mostly fine, 16GB would be over kill, and have micro SD just would mean i would have to pry out whatever people put in there that isn't micro SD.
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  • ImSpartacus - Wednesday, June 27, 2012 - link

    It's not BEYOND Apple "exploitation," just in line with it. Apple charges a hundred bucks to go from the 16GB iPad to the 32GB version. That's 16GB/$100. So 8GB/$50 is perfectly in line.

    I'm not saying that's it's cool to charge so much for just flash, but it IS in line with the iPad.
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  • codedivine - Wednesday, June 27, 2012 - link

    Is there a HDMI connector? Reply

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