And with the Kindle Fire still yet to go on sale in the UK, it looks like Google could well have the budget tablet market sewn up.
The 8GB Nexus 7 will set you back just £159, while you’ll have to shell out a still very reasonable £199 for the 16GB version. In comparison, the Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 costs £199 for the 8GB version, and £219.99 for the 16GB. And Samsung’s doesn’t come with Android Jelly Bean on board.
As expected, the Nexus 7 has a 7-inch screen, with a resolution of 1,280×800-pixels. A Tegra 3 quad-core processor powers it, and there’s a front-facing camera, though no back camera. It’s Wi-Fi-only too, so you’ll need a hotspot to connect to the internet. Though at this price, who’s complaining?
The Nexus 7 is also the first device to come running Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean), bringing Google Now, a redesigned search function, and a faster frame rate.
This is seriously impressive, especially considering the device isn’t much more expensive than Asda’s doomed tablet. Get your pre-orders in now, and you’ll have your mitts on a brand new Nexus 7 mid-July.