Google promoting its Nexus 7 on their main website. (Photo : Google.com/screenshot)
Perhaps taking advantage of Samsung's recent struggles with Apple, Google is now on the offense in promoting its Nexus 7 tablet.
For many instances, when visiting Google.com, the traditional Google logo is replaced with an animation celebrating either a holiday, sport, and event, but for this occasion, the Nexus 7 jumps into the frame and touts its, what many would say, affordable price of $199 for a 8GB. The 16GB tablet goes for $249.00.
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As the Nexus 7 tablet surges, and when clicked, it will direct you to the Nexus 7 page where you can potentially purchase the product. To further entice people to purchase the Google tablet, "for a limited time," the search engine company is including a $25 credit to spend in the Google Play store as well as free content such as a copy of "Transformers: Dark of the Moon."
The promotion comes after retailers, such as GameStop, reported the device was selling out and told customers the next shipments won't come till this month. Costco, Kmart, Sears, and Staples also reported on having shortages of the Nexus 7 due to demand.
The idea for Google to show off the product on the main page is unique due to high traffic the search engine gets even for non-tablet information.
The Nexus 7 is Google's first tablet and is the first to run on the Android 4.1 Jelly Bean operating system. The tablet's features includes a 7-inch screen, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, 1GB RAM, 4325 mAh (calculates to eight hours of battery life), and a front-facing 1.2 megapixel camera. It also has a powerful Nvidia quad-core Tegra 3 processor.
Latinos Post previously posted some apps available on the Nexus 7 if you decide to purchase one, here are a few recommendations:
Swiftkey - This app brings up a more accurate and customizable keyboard interface. If you're like me and have trouble with touchscreens sometimes, then this is a good app to have around.
Tweetcaster - Social networking freak? This app is customized to the Google Nexus 7 screen and allows for in-depth searches than the official Twitter search.
Pulse - A great news app that aggregates stories into a visually-pleasing format. You can also customize it so the news that's most relevant to you shows up.
Click here for more information of the Nexus 7.