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Instagram isn’t compatible with the Google Nexus 7

Due to the tablet's lack of a rear-facing camera
Fri Jun 29 2012, 11:46
ASUS Google Nexus 7

TAIWANESE ELECTRONICS FIRM Asus has revealed that the Facebook photo sharing app Instagram won't be compatible with the Google Nexus 7 tablet.

Speaking with The INQUIRER, Tim Smalley, digital marketing manager at Asus said that the popular hipster photo-sharing app isn't compatible with Google's own-branded tablet, adding that users will be greeted with an error message if they try to download it from Google Play.

Apparently this is because of Google's decision not to configure the device with a rear-facing camera and despite the fact that there's a 1.2MP webcam sitting on the front.

However, it's worth noting that the tablet isn't yet running the final build of Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, and Asus told us that support for the app could appear on the tablet at some point in the future.

Google was unavailable for comment at the time of publication.

Google announced the Nexus 7 made by Asus at the Google I/O Conference in San Francisco on Wednesday, and it aims to compete with the Amazon Kindle Fire and Apple Ipad.

Retailing in the UK for just £159, the budget priced tablet still manages to offer a Nvidia 1.3GHz quad-core Tegra 3 processor along with a 7in 1280x800 touchscreen display and the Android 4.1 Jelly Bean operating system.

There's also integrated NFC, WiFi connectivity, Google's Chrome web browser and either 8GB or 16GB of onboard storage.

Follow the link to read our Google Nexus 7 hands-on review. µ

 

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