A new contender has entered the ring in the fight for your budget dollars. Weighing in at only $79.99, the 7-inch Genesis Prime is the company's first certified Google tablet. Apps like Chrome, GMail, Maps, and YouTube will come preinstalled thanks to the tablet getting Google's approval. The specs you get are definitely in line with the price: 1.1 GHz processor, 4GB storage memory, VGA front facing camera, and a battery life of 4.5 hours.
The scale reflects this tablet's featherweight status, with an official listing of just 0.59 lbs -- more than 2 oz less than the Nexus 7. The device comes with an HD video player, however the actual resolution of the screen itself is not listed. On-board storage gets supplemented with an included 5GB of cloud storage.
It doesn't get much cheaper than this for a certified Android 4.1 tablet. You can pick one up at Amazon, although there is quite a wait for shipping at this time. Hit the break for the full press release.
Ematic Unveils Genesis Prime, a 7” Google Certified Tablet with Android 4.1, Jelly Bean Giving You Full Access to the Hottest Apps, Games and More, only $79.99
The device packs other Google services such as Chrome, Gmail, Maps and YouTube; Offers Access to Thousands of Movies, eBooks and more
LOS ANGELES- April 2, 2013- Ematic launches the Genesis Prime, its first-ever Google-certified tablet with complete access to Google Play. For on-the-go users, this 7” Android 4.1(Jelly Bean) tablet is your hub for entertainment with access to thousands of today’s most popular apps, games, movies and more.
“With Google Play, we [Ematic] were able to bring an entirely new digital experience to our consumers,” says Roy Rayn, President of Ematic. “Intuitive and exciting, this tablet is ideal for work or play with faster web browsing capabilities and endless possibilities for entertainment.”
Google Play is a digital content experience providing access to music, movies, television shows, books, magazines, Android apps and games. Users can browse this online market from the web or Android device for content to stay entertained for hours. There are more than four million titles available in the eBookstore, thousands of TV shows and movies to stream directly to your tablet, and millions of music titles to peruse. Additionally, with music on Google Play you can upload 20,000 of your songs for free, discover new artists, browse millions of tracks and share music you buy with your friends on Google+.
Google Now gets you just the right information at just the right time. Cards appear throughout the day at the moment you need them. Google Now delivers the weather, Google Calendar appointments, reminders about when a user needs to leave their home or office to catch a flight, a heads up on nearby events, dinner reservations and much more. The Genesis Prime also includes other Google services such as Chrome, Maps, YouTube, and Google Talk.
Lightweight and portable, the Genesis Prime is designed with the active, on-the-go user in mind. The HD video player supports up to 1080p HD videos, and the tablet features a front camera to easily capture life’s memorable moments. The tablet is loaded with a 1.1 GHz processor with dedicated GPU lets you get the most out of your favorite games and apps. Additionally, the Genesis Prime has 4GB of internal storage available as well as 5GB of included cloud storage to store your important content and favorite multimedia.
The Genesis Prime is available at amazon.com for $79.99.
1.1 GHz processor
4GB on-board storage memory
5GB of included cloud storage
7” capacitive multi-touch screen
Built-in 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi
Front VGA camera
USB 2.0 port, 3.5 mm audio jack
Rechargeable battery- up to 4.5 hours of battery life
Dimensions: 7.56” x 4.92” x .39”
Android 4.1, Jelly Bean operating system
Other Google services: Chrome, Gmail, Maps, YouTube
Ematic is the leader in portable media and value tablets; offering high quality consumer electronics at an affordable price. Founded in 1985, the company offers a variety of technology ranging from designer headphones to MP3 players and tablets. Ematic prides itself on offering the latest in advanced technology that has undergone rigorous testing for quality performance and design.