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Google's Nexus 7 tablet hits shelves in Singapore

Madura McCormack | Sept. 28, 2012
The tablet from Asus and Google goes on tomorrow at S$399

Nexus 7 sleeve coverThe tablet from Asus and Google goes on sale starting tomorrow

 Google's 7-inch Nexus 7 tablet will start selling in Singapore as of 29 September, notebook manufacturer Asus announced today.

Singapore will receive the 16GB version of the quad core, 1280 x 800 high resolution display tablet.

Nexus 7 runs on Google's newest version of its Android OS, Android 4.1 Jelly Bean. 

nexus 7

The price for the tablet is S$399 (US$306), which makes it US$57 more expensive in Singapore as compared to the US. However, the price tag is similar when compared to the Malaysian pricing of RM$999 (S$399). Purchasing the tablet in Singapore however, will provide customers with warranty certification. 

Jointly developed by Asus and Google, Nexus 7 boasts a NVIDIA Tegra 3 quad-core processor, NFC capabilities (near field communications) and by Google's estimates, can last up to 10 hours on standby.

The tablet will not come with Google's store for music, movies and books as it is not yet available in Singapore.

The Nexus 7 will support three bands of wireless (802.11 b/g/n) and does not have 3G support.

Weighing in at 340g and measuring in at 10.5mm thick, the Nexus 7 will go on sale tomorrow. For comparison, Apple's New iPad measures 9.4mm in thickness.

Asus will also sell an optional sleeve cover at S$29, which is available in six colours.

nexus 7 sleeve

 

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