Nexus 7: Google’s 7″ tablet, available now from $199

google nexus 7 tablet stefano paganiniGoogle just announced the brand new Nexus 7: an Android tablet which will face fierce competition from both Android-alikes and iOS-newcomers (iPad-mini?).

Here are some features:

  • powered by quad-core NVIDIA Tegra 3 processor (which integrates a 12-core GPU),
  • 1 GB RAM memory,
  • two versions: 8 GB and 16 GB,
  • 7″ display with a 1280×800 resolution,
  • battery, as stated by Google, lasts up to 9 hours of HD video playback, 10 hours of web browsing and 300 hours in stand-by,
  • comes with all popular Google apps preinstalled and allows access to a huge App market,
  • Android OS 4.1 Jellybean

The Nexus 7 may be just one month ahead of the much-hyped iPad Mini (or whatever it will be called), and gets delivered in a moment when, given the recent Apple-vs-Samsung Court Ruling, mobile OSes and tablet wars are really hot.

This is not the first foray into hardware world for Google, as I wrote in May 2011 when the Google Chrome Notebook was first released but it’s the very first in a mobile-crowded arena where competition gets more aggressive with each product release.

$199 for the 8 GB version, $249 for 16 GB.

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