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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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Mike Williams

Reviews Editor, USgamer

M.H. Williams is new to the journalism game, but he's been a gamer since the NES first graced American shores. Third-person action-adventure games are his personal poison: Uncharted, Infamous, and Assassin's Creed just to name a few. If you see him around a convention, he's not hard to spot: Black guy, glasses, and a tie.

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