NVIDIA today announced that Nexus 7 from Google, the first $199 quad-core 7-inch tablet running on the newest version of Android™ 4.1 (Jelly Bean), features the NVIDIA® Tegra® 3 mobile processor.
Built for Google Play™, Nexus 7 showcases the best of Google with super-fast web browsing, console-quality gaming, seamless multitasking and flawless playback of HD movies and videos.
Driving Nexus 7 is the Tegra 3 processor, which features a unique 4-PLUS-1™ quad-core architecture for outstanding performance and exceptional battery life. Tegra 3’s fifth battery saver core shines in everyday functions like email, social updates, watching movies and playing music, while each of the Tegra 3’s four main CPU cores progressively powers on only as needed for demanding tasks, like gaming. Nexus 7 offers up to 8 hours of HD video playback, 10 hours book reading, 10 hours web browsing and 300 hours standby.
“Nexus 7 with Tegra 3 delivers a premium experience at a price consumers will absolutely love,” said Michael Rayfield, general manager of the Mobile business at NVIDIA. “We’re thrilled to work with Google as they create an innovative device that redefines the tablet market with quad-core performance, great battery life and the best of Google.”
Nexus 7 uses NVIDIA’s KAI platform, which helps tablet makers build low-cost premium experience tablets.
Running Jelly Bean, Nexus 7 features a 7-inch (1280 x 800) IPS screen, comes with either 8 GB or 16 GB of storage, 1 GB RAM, front camera, micro USB port and access to more than 600,000 apps, millions of songs and books, and thousands of movies on Google Play.