The wait is finally over Google’s highly praised Nexus Tablet finally reaches Indian shores today. Asus told TOI that the entry-level level model of the device would sell with an MRP of Rs 19,990. “We will stat selling Nexus 7 in Indian stores from tomorrow,” said Alex Huang, managing director of system business group at ASUS India. Sources said Asus was ready to launch the tablet in India for quite some time but was waiting to get the go ahead from Google, Though many online retailers have been selling the Nexus 7 in India from some time now.
The Rs 19,999 price is for the Nexus 7 with 16GB storage. The same model sells in the US for $199. Until a few weeks ago, this model used to cost $249 while the one with 8GB storage was sold for $199. But on October 29, Google discontinued the 8GB version of Nexus 7. It reduced the price on 16GB model and introduced a new model with 32GB storage. It also launched the 3G version of Nexus 7 with 32GB storage.
So far Asus has not provided details on the availability of 32GB or 3G versions of Nexus 7 in India.
The specs for the Nexus 7:
Powered by a quad-core Tegra 3 processor with 1GB RAM and 16GB of onboard storage
Weighing 340 grams
7-inch 1200 x 800 HD backlit IPS display packs a respectable 216 pixels per inch onto the screen(third-generation Retina Display iPad at 264ppi)
1.2MP front-facing camera
Wifi(no 2g or 3g here)
Andriod 4.1 Jellybean
Upto 8 hours battery life