The Google Nexus 7 does not have a main camera, and that should come as no surprise since the Tegra 3-powered 7-incher starts at $199 for its 8GB version. In fact, keeping the tablet's cost down was the reason why Asus decided to pass on the main camera and add a front-facing shooter only. Sure, the maker could have spared a few bucks off its already razor-thin profit margin and could have added a basic snapper for the ones who might need it, yet such a camera module wouldn't have been of good quality and would have had a negative effect on the overall user experience.
Here is the exact statement from Asus on the matter:
Does it bother you that the Google Nexus 7 does not have a main camera? Or even the most basic of snappers on the back would have made it an even better device? Let us know what you think by dropping a comment.
source: Asus via SlashGear