Google Nexus 7 tablet coming in July at $199

Google takes a direct shot at Amazon's Kindle Fire

At the Google I/O 2012 main presentation, Google finally took the wraps off the long-awaited Google Nexus 7 tablet. The Asus-designed tablet features a 7-inch, 1280x800 IPS display powered by Nvidia's Tegra 3 quad-core processor. The tablet comes with the 4.1 version of Google's Android operating system, also known as Jelly Bean.

The Nexus 7 is priced at $199 for an 8GB version and $249 for the 16GB model, putting it as a direct competitor for Amazon's Kindle Fire tablet released last year. Google is also backing up the tablet with an expansion of its Google Play store, featuring an all-new look and the addition of magazines.

Google is taking pre-orders of the tablet on its Google Play page, with an expected shipping window of later in July.

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Bruce Everiss Marketing Consultant 5 years ago
Will buy.
Just what I have been waiting for. It could very quickly become the world's best selling tablet.
Seven inches is just the perfect size for portability and screen visibility.

This makes the 7inch Samsung Tab 2 look like old hat.
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Fran Mulhern , Recruit3D5 years ago
From what I've seen, the memory is fixed on this? I mean, no SD card slot?
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Carl Silvers Researcher, Electronic Arts5 years ago
Correct, there's no SD card slot, but it does have USB OTG.

I've ordered the 16GB.....I can't see Amazon selling too many Fires if or when they bring them to Europe now.
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Bruce Everiss Marketing Consultant 5 years ago
My plastic didn't like the Google store, but we got there in the end.

I am thinking that smartphone, 7 inch tablet, laptop is the ideal ownership proposition to cover all circumstances.
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Peter Dwyer Games Designer/Developer 5 years ago
From a development point of view I'm now the proud owner of Android phone, Iphone, IPad and now a Google 7 inch tablet. Now we just have to wait and see if apple fragment their market by botching the resolution of their 7 inch tablet when/if it arrives in October.
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