Google released the original model of its flagship 7-inch tablet, the Nexus 7, back in June, 2012, and a month later the device was available to purchase from the U.S. Play Store with a $199 price tag. However, if you didn’t have the opportunity to pick one up at the time, Walmart is currently offering the 7-inch slate for $159, which is $40 off the retailer’s usual price.
The 2012 edition of Nexus 7 is not old hat by any means. It’s still a fairly impressive mid-range Android-powered tablet which packs a 7-inch LED backlit IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen with a resolution of 800 x 1280, a 1.2GHz quad-core Cortex A9 processor which is part of the NVIDIA Tegra 3 chipset, a ULP GeForce GPU, 1GB of RAM, 8GB/16GB of internal storage, a whopping 4,325 mAh non-removable Li-Ion battery.
The handset ships running “Vanilla” Android 4.3 Jelly Bean, but is upgradable to the latest build of Android 4.4 KitKat upon receipt. The first time you power up the handset and connect to a Wi-Fi network, simply head into Settings,” then “About Device,” and select “Check for Updates” to scan for the upgrade. You will then be able to download and install Android 4.4 OTA.
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