Google launches $ 199 “Nexus 7” tablet

imageGoogle, at a conference in Sat Francisco, unveiled the Nexus 7 to contend with Apple’s iPad as well as the latest Microsoft’s Surface. It is built by and in co-branded with Taiwan’s Asus.  

Salient features of Nexus 7:

  • Has a 7 inch (17.8 cm) screen
  • Weighs just 340 grams, thus more portable and lighter than its main competitors
  • features an Nvidia Tegra quad core processor
  • allows 9 hours of video play, or 300 hours of standby
  • has 1280×800 pixel screen
  • will have the new 4.1 Jelly Bean version of Google’s software
  • has Nvidia Tegra 3 processor
  • Priced at $199

The tablet stands in direct competition with Amazon’s Kindle Fire tablet, which has been the most successful running on Google’s Android OS.

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