Google Nexus 7 was planned to have a rear camera
posted by Victor H. / Jul 27, 2012, 3:17 AM
That shouldn’t be a dealbreaker for most of you since shooting pictures with your tablet might not be the best idea, but interestingly it seems that Asus and Google initially planned to include a rear camera. Or at least the whole design is built around that idea. Or Asus just used a previous design.
In either case, there is an empty spot for where the camera should have been placed with all the connectors, but... no camera. It’s all evident in a detailed unboxing by XDA Devs - the camera part starts at around the 5:30 mark, so check it out below.
Google Nexus 7 OS: Android 5.1 Lollipop, 5.0 Lollipop, 4.4, 4.3, 4.2.2, 4.2.1, 4.2, 4.1.2, 4.1.1, 4.1 View Full specs
- Display 7.0" 1280 x 800 pixels
- Camera / 1.2 MP front
- Processor NVIDIA Tegra 3 T30L, Quad-core, 1300 MHz
- Storage 8 GB
- Battery 4325 mAh
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Well, this is essentially the Asus Memo tablet thingamagig from earlier this year so.... For value for the buck, this is arguably the best tablet ever made. I mean the Tegra 3 inside outperforms my old outdated Pentium...ROFL Well just kidding about that part but seriously that is some nice hardware..
posted on Jul 27, 2012, 3:28 AM 1
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Very interesting. I think Asus told Google the cost of production and made a last minute decision to not include the rear camera to keep the cost at $200 for the consumer. I also bet the unused button hole was for a camera button.
posted on Jul 27, 2012, 3:50 AM 0
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They realised it was the most useless feature ever on a device, I really would like to know personally those that make photos with tablets and congratulate them.
posted on Jul 27, 2012, 6:41 AM 1
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how about this?http://cynthia-thomas.com/images_2012/2011-12-30%20-%208402%20-%20Kowloon%20taking%20photo%20
posted on Jul 27, 2012, 6:57 AM 1
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thats the crap I dont understand. I was in NY a few months ago and had to laugh at this lady taking pics and vids with her tab while on the ferry to the statue of liberty. Looked like she had a book held up for an hr
posted on Jul 27, 2012, 7:20 AM 1
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google is making roughly $50 from the 8gb nexus 7....i think they didn't want to sell it for losses like amazon so we don't have a rear cam
posted on Jul 27, 2012, 1:11 PM 0
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Youre wrong. The parts of 8gb costs 179 $. The others 20 $ is for research, advertising and more. Theyre making some profit from the 16gb model, though
posted on Jul 29, 2012, 4:40 AM 0
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