ASUS Confirms October Release for Google Nexus 7 Tablet In India


After the big disappointment of the Galaxy Nexus not being released in India by Samsung (mostly because they wanted to sell the Galaxy S3) still having an effect on some people, it will come as good news for many that Google’s Nexus 7 tablet will be coming to India, as an ASUS spokesperson has confirmed that the company is aiming for an October release.

The spokesperson refused to comment on pricing and other details, which will be announced by ASUS in September. The Nexus 7 sports a quad-core Tegra 3 processor and costs $199 for the 8 GB variant in the US and $249 for the 16 GB variant, so even a price tag of Rs. 15000 in India will make it a surefire hit and give consumers looking to get an Android tablet at an affordable price a great choice, with ensured software updates by Google themselves with no carrier/manufacturer interference.

Here are the official specs of the Nexus 7:

  • 1.3 GHz quad-core Tegra 3 chipset
  • 1 GB RAM
  • 7” 1280×800 HD display (216 ppi)
  • 8 or 16 GB internal storage
  • 1.2MP front-facing camera (no rear camera)
  • Wi-Fi, NFC connectivity
  • Android 4.1 Jelly Bean
  • 4325 mAh battery with 9 hours of HD video playback, 10 hours of web browsing and e-reading

The Nexus is currently the best tablet one can get for a $199 price tag, so we hope ASUS releases it in as many countries as possible so everyone can reap the benefits (as opposed to Samsung who neither market the Galaxy Nexus too well nor release it in many countries, giving consumers no choice but to go for non-Nexus devices).

Will you be getting one when it comes to India? Let us know in the comments.

8 Comment

  1. I doubt if it will actually launch, as doesn’t list India in the list of countries.

  2. nippi says: Reply

    yes definitely will get 1 for myself and 1 for my kids..

  3. nippi says: Reply

    yes definitely will get 1 for myself and 1 for my kids..

  4. nare65rdsyx says: Reply

    best tab

  5. riya says: Reply

    i m buyiin new phn diz month ……wish dis had launch in sep. itself instead of waitin 4 oct. 2 cum …….. pls launch it in sep widin 15th i badly need a phn n i want diz tab

    1. Kapil says: Reply

      As much as I appreciate your liking for this ultra cool and low-priced gadget, I wish to tell you it’s not a phone, it’s a tablet. Even though Samsung tablets like Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 and 10.1 let you make phone calls too, this tablet, the Nexus 7, won’t — and that’s okay, too.

      Btw, a 3G supported Nexus 7 might come in October in US, it’s rumored. But even that might let you make calls, as Samsung Rs.20K priced Galaxy Tab 2 7.0

      Anyway, Nexus 7 remains the best tablet on planet for its cost, so you can still drool over it.

  6. Abdullah Jamal says: Reply

    What will be the price of this Tab if it is of $ 199 as Indian Rupee is 55.5759 it should come to about Rs.11500.00 so why it is in hiking price to Rs.15000 and above. What will its original price in India ?
    Please do respond.

    1. Kapil says: Reply

      Expect it to be no less than 15K. And, I would not be surprised if Asus launches it at 18-20K. Because, it’s an imported item, not manufactured here by Asus, and thus will attract loads taxes by Indian govt.

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