Google announced the Nexus 7 tablet, the first device to run on Android 4.1 Jelly Bean OS in June at the I/O Developer conference. The tablet which was rated by iFixit as the easiest device to repair, is now moving to the next level.
Now, recent reports claim that Asus is working on a 3G version of the tablet, which may be released in six weeks.
As per Paul O'Brien at MoDoCo, a respected tech blogger, Asus is ramping up the production of the alleged 3G version of the Nexus 7. There will no changes in the hardware and the release date is yet to be confirmed.
The tablet enthusiasts can also expect to have a rear camera and expandable memory through an external micro SD card slot, which are the main shortcomings of the Google tablet.
The six week arrival time of the 3G enabled Nexus 7 will fall in mid-October, which could coincide with the launch of the Apple's iPad Mini, if the rumors are to be believed.
Coming to the specifications of the Nexus 7, it packs a 7 inch display with 1280 x 800 pixel resolution, quad core Nvidia Tegra 3 processor and 1GB RAM. The 8GB version is priced at Rs 17,000 approximately. As mentioned above, it runs on the latest incarnation of the Android OS – Jelly Bean. The tablet lacks a main camera at the rear, a micro SD card slot and SIM card slot for calling facility.