Release date: July 13
Prior to the Nexus 7’s release, the choices of Android tablets you could buy varied widely in quality. So Google worked alongside ASUS to create a tablet that would not only be a compelling product, but establish a standard that would motivate other Android tablet makers to follow. The Nexus 7 was immediately deemed by reviewers as the best Android tablet with a 7-inch screen you could buy, thanks to its powerful quad-core processor, 1280-by-800 resolution screen, and price of $199. It was also the first tablet to run and showcase the latest version of Android, codenamed Jelly Bean.