google-nexus-7-hands-600Google has officially started shipping the Nexus 7. Announced during its developer conference, Google I/O, at the end of June, the pint-sized tablet will be the first to hit the market running Android 4.1 Jelly Bean.

Google sent all Google I/O attendees home with a Nexus 7 and offered those not at the conference the ability to pre-order the $199 tablet starting moments after its official announcement with the promise to ship those tablets mid-July.

Friday it made good on that promise, announcing it had begun shipping pre-orders from Google Play via a post on Google+:

“Locked and loaded, ready to play: we’ve started shipping +Nexus 7 pre-orders today!”

Essentially Google’s answer to the Kindle Fire, the 7-inch tablet packs quite a punch in its small frame. The tablet has a 1280×800 HD display (216 ppi) and a 12-core CPU, the device packs a heavy punch under its exterior.

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The Asus-manufactured tablet is also the first 7-inch tablet with a quad-core Nvidia Tegra 3 processor.

The Nexus 7 is also being sold at a number of other retail locations including GameStop and is available in a 8GB version for $199 and a 16GB version for $249.

Did any of you pre-order the Nexus 7? What do you think about the tablet? Let us know your thoughts in the comments.

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  1. Kinda expensive for a 7-inch? Seems so to me

  2. Lets be clear on one thing. When ordered from the Google Play store, after checkout the Nexus costs me $230 after shipping and tax. The Kindle Fire on the other hand cost me $170 delivered after Amazon had a recent sale. I do think this is a better tablet than the KF, but it’s not a $200 tablet at all.

    • Lets be clear on another thing. You are supposed to pay state sales tax on all purchases, included those made on the internet that do not charge state sales tax. So Amazon technically does charge sales tax.

      Also, people should accept paying a few bucks more for a better experience.

  3. just as Louis responded I’m surprised that some people can get paid $7471 in a few weeks on the internet. have you read this web site (Click on menu Home more information)

  4. someone knows something about the mexican market ? will be on mexican stores soon ?

  5. I pre-ordered the Nexus on June 28 and haven’t been forwarded any information from Google (the only information I have found has been online that I have looked up). This will have to go down as one of the most over-hyped and messed up product releases. Big G has dropped a few notches with me (note: I own a Chromebook and am a person who has been a continuous advocate for Google apps, yet suddenly wish for the prescience of Apple).