Google Nexus 7, which was unveiled in June 2012 and got released in July has made its way into India only lately and it looks like those planning to buy the first Jelly Bean device will have think over again as the tablet reportedly caught fire while charging.
The tablet is in news for a different reason as a Chinese consumer who bought the tablet has reported that the device caught fire due to the spontaneous combustion of the battery. According to the user, the fire was so bad that the black smoke emitting from the tablet began to consume the entire room.
This is the first time Nexus 7 has been accused of combustion and the photos of the gruesome tablet is posted in Baidu forum post by the owner who identifies himself as hong_999999.
Detailing on the specs, Google Nexus 7 sports a 7 inch 10 point multi-touch IPS display with 1280 x 800 resolution, quad core 1.2GHz Nvidia Tegra 3 processor, Android 4.1 Jelly Bean OS (upgradeable to Android 4.2 Jelly Bean), 1GB RAM, 16GB/32GB internal storage, 1.2MP front camera, WiFi, Bluetooth, 4,325 mAh battery and NFC connectivity.
The tablet is available in India for a price of Rs 19,999 from Croma, the electronics arm of Tata Enterprise.