KATHMANDU, Aug 8: Google´s Nexus 7 is all set to heat up tablet PC market in Nepal. Nagmani International is introducing the tablet in the Nepali market by the first week of September.
The Nexus 7 has 7-inch display and it is slim and portable. The high resolution of Nexus makes it the best device for playing games, according to the company.
“As Nexus 7 is getting popular around the world and the demand for tablet is growing in the domestic market, we are hopeful that this gadget will create a buzz here,” said Amit Sharaf, director of Nagmani International. “Though cheaper tablets are being introduced in the market, tech-savvy people are opting for tablets with better features irrespective of the price tag.”
The Nexus 7 is powered by Android 4.1 Jelly Bean Operating System - the latest version of the world´s popular mobile platform. It has Quad Core Tegra 3 processor which makes every activity smooth and extremely fast. Besides, it is equipped with Nvidia Tegra 3 chipset and Ultra Low Power (ULP) GeForce Graphics Processing Unit (GPU).
The tablet comes with 8 GB and 16 GB storage options. It has 1 GB RAM. The only drawback in Nexus 7 is that it does not have SD card slot for memory expansion.
Nexus has LED backlit and In Plane switching (IPS) Liquid Crystal Display (LCD) capacitive touchscreen with multi-touch functionality. Its screen is protected by ultra-strong Gorilla Glass. Gorilla Glass is thin, light, scratch proof and damage-resistant glass specially used in portable electronic devices with to protect it from wear and tear, according to Sharaf.
The Nexus 7 is 10.9 mm thick and weighs just 336 gm. “It is because of this feature that users can easily hold it with a single hand unlike other tablets,” said Sharaf.
The tablet is equipped with accelerometer, magnetometer, gyroscope, proximity and compass sensors. It supports WiFi, Bluetooth, GPS and NFC connectivity. But it doesn´t support GSM voice communication, SMS or MMS. It has a 1.2 mega pixels front facing camera for video calling.
Besides, it has other features like Google Wallet, SNS integration, MP4, WMV, DIVX, XVID, H.263, MP3, WAV, EAAC and WMA player, image and video editor, document viewer, Google Search, maps, Gmail, YouTube, calendar, Google Talk, Picasa integration and voice memo, among others.
According to Sharaf, Nexus 7 with 8 GB storage will be priced at around Rs 32,000 and the 16 GB version will be available at around Rs 40,000.