Here at Techmog a lot of our articles focus or talk about Google, anyone would think that we are being paid or supported by Google. I can categorically confirm we are not. I think this is due to the nature of Google and their insatiable appetite for innovation and launching new, weird and wonderful products. This will be a two part series taking a look at Google’s newly announced products & services.
The month of June has been very fruitful indeed for new product and service launches, starting with Apple, followed by Microsoft and now Google. Now we wait for Amazon to enter the fray and show the world what they have planed for this new paradigm. I am hoping for a UK release of the kindle fire, however I won’t be holding my breath.
The battle for tech dominance is now in full swing as Google continues this trend, launching a slew of new products and services at their now prestigious I/O Developers Conference in San Francisco. The web is buzzing about all this geek porn such as the delicious Android Jelly Bean (or if you prefer Android 4.1) so I won’t go into detail or talk further about all of the products and services launched. Instead I would like to shine a light on what I found most interesting, compelling and potentially a game changer.
First up the Nexus 7 tablet, consisting of a Stunning 7” display, over 8 hours of HD video playback, 10 hours of web browsing or 10 hours of e-reading, Quad-core Tegra 3 processor, Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, 1.2MP front-facing camera, a choice of 8GB or 16GB memory, 1GB ram, weighs 340 grams, bluetooth, wifi and micro usb.
If you thought that was it you would be very wrong indeed. It also boast a microphone, NFC (Android Beam), an Accelerometer, GPS, a Magnetometer and last but certainly not least a Gyroscope. Phew, that was a mouthful. And finally what most people really care about, the price. It will come in two flavours, the 8GB model costing £159 ($199 in the US ) and the 16GB model priced at £199 ($250 in the US). You can pre order your device here.
This to me represents an audacious challenge to all non-conformant Android devices, the main perpetrator being Amazon’s kindle fire. The specification for the aforementioned tablet are amazing for such a relatively low priced device.
For more information head over to Google Nexus 7.