Google launches $ 199 “Nexus 7” tablet
Google, 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.