Google Nexus 7 Tablet to Get $199 Tag; Aims to Take iPad Head On

June 27, 2012, By Sanjeev Ramachandran

The Apple iPad still stands tall as the most bought tablet in the whole world and Google doesn’t seem to like it at all.

So to hold up its head high in the slate mart, Google will be launching its newest tablet in association with Asus at the I/O conference in San Francisco starting today.

To start off huge sales, Google has reportedly set the tab’s price at $199 so that the tag won’t be too harsh on the customers.

Google is facing heavy competition in the tablet market as Microsoft has also, of late, entered the arena with its Surface tablet. But for attracting customers worldwide, Google has formulated plans in bringing about new features in its latest tab.

The sizing of the tablet is set at 7 inches, which – of course – is the standard tablet size. Other than that, this tablet would also be the first to get Google’s Nexus designation.

The tablet, built by Asus, will have a screen of 1280×800 resolution, and will be powered by a 1.3GHz quad-core Tegra 3 processor, GeForce 12-core GPU and 1GB of RAM. The tablet will come in two varieties, featuring 8GB and 16GB of memory.

Termed the Google Nexus 7, the tablet will run Android Jelly Bean. It’s the latest Android OS version and it certainly adds to the value of the tablet.

With moderate pricing and great specs, we just hope Google does it this time in the tablet industry too.

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