Internet giant Google Inc has unveiled its first own branded tablet computer Nexus 7 at its annual developers conference in California.
Among a lot of speculations, the Android tablet was launched on the first day of the Google’s I/O conference. This launch ensures the Californian giant a place in the fiercely growing tablet market and puts them at competition with other giants Apple, Amazon and Microsoft.
The seven-inch android tablet is aimed to showcase the real power of Android operating system on the tablet platform, the world’s largest selling mobile operating system. Taiwanese partner Asus has been roped in to build the tablet for the search engine giant.
The seven-inch tablet is priced at £127 which makes it more affordable and smaller than its rivals. The main rivals to the Google’s Nexus 7 tablet are the Apple’s iPad and Amazon’s recently launched Kindle Fire tablets.
What are salient features of the Nexus 7 tablet? It will be the first tablet computer to run Google’s latest Jelly Bean Android software. The small size of the tablet is meant for serious gaming, downloading applications and browsing the web. It comes with a 1.2-megapixel camera.
The standard version of Nexus 7 is priced at £127 while the 8GB memory costs £159 and the 16GB memory tablet is priced at £199. The pricing of the new tablets might give Google a second-chance at breaking into the tablet market. Earlier, they had launched first tablet-only software, Android 3.0 or Honeycomb, which failed to make a mark selling only 10 million units in the first year.