Recently Google announced its Nexus 7 tablet which will be available in markets like USA, UK, Canada and Australia for approximately Rs 11,000 through Google Play. But before September there are no plans for it to be launched in India. It has been stated that Google and Asus have no plans in place for India right now, and we will be able to announce that only post the 3rd quarter (ending September). Asus is making this first Android 4.1 Jelly Bean device. Android 4.1 OS in this tablet includes an intelligent keyboard that predicts words as you type them, and supports offline voice typing with 18 new input languages, and accessibility improvements. According to the information it will be released sometime in October, around Diwali. Google wants to bring it to India at the earliest as India being a high volume country. But they have to decide what strategy, offline or online they should adopt to sell its low cost tablet.
The Indian online retail market is a small chunk of the overall retail market in India which is worth Rs 45,000 crore. More than 90 per cent of consumers use online services to access travel and finance related activities with everything else including electronics amounting to just a tenth of the total pie. Online pre-orders of Aakash tablet and a BSNL Pantel tablet signifies that the Indian consumer is willing to buy products online if he sees value in it.
- 1.3 GHz quad core Tegra 3 processor
- GeForce 12 core graphics processor
- 1 GB of RAM
- 1280 x 800 pixel IPS display
- Near Field Communication (NFC) chip
- Google's Chrome browser
Source : Themobileindian