Google Nexus 7 Packs a Secret Feature
Just days before its release, the Google Nexus 7 tablet has been discovered to pack a secret feature, something that wasn’t revealed by either Asus or Google.
Android Police has discovered a video of a Nexus 7 user who showcased a nifty little feature that will be coming along with the Nexus 7 when it launches this month.
In the video, the Nexus 7 owner demonstrates the Nexus 7’s hidden magnetic smart cover feature, similar to that of the iPad.
With the display of the Nexus 7 turned on and in portrait mode, the Nexus 7 owner puts the magnetic on the bottom or top of the left-side of the Nexus 7 which turns the display off.
What this means is that the Nexus 7 could support a case, similar to the Smart Cover case that Apple introduced alongside the iPad 2 last year.
Google hasn’t said whether the cases it will be selling for the Nexus 7 will support this hidden feature.
The company also hasn’t said when the device will be released. The Nexus 7 release date has been rumored to be July 12th, tomorrow, but the company, as of yet, has not confirmed anything.
Read: 5 Things I’d Change About the Google Nexus 7.
As it stands, the device is still listed as ‘Coming Soon’ in Google’s store and it comes with projected shipping dates of 1-2 weeks.
Google’s Nexus 7 will be the company’s first Nexus-branded tablet, a tablet that is aimed squarely at Amazon’s Kindle Fire.
The Nexus 7 features a 7-inch display that will feature 1280×800 resolution. It will feature a Tegra 3 quad-core processor from NVIDIA. It also features a front-facing camera for video chatting purposes, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth support, and up to 9 hours of HD video.
It will also have Google’s Android 4.1 Jelly Bean software on board as its operating system.
When it does go on sale, the Nexus 7 will be available in two variants including a 8GB Nexus 7 for $199 and a larger 16GB Nexus 7 for $249.
And, of course, it will also pack a secret feature.
07/11/2012 at 2:50 pm
Strange about the magnetic thing. Is it part of a feature that is a hardcase?
09/23/2012 at 2:32 pm
On my Nexus case, it had a magnet, so when i close the lid, the screen shuts off immediately.
08/09/2012 at 5:52 am