Google launches new Android-based tablet, the Nexus 7

Google today unveiled a new Android-based tablet, the Nexus 7.

The device, is being produced with PC maker Asus.

The Nexus 7 sports a 7-inch  IPS screen, an Nvidia Tegra 3 quad-core CPU (4+1 core configuration), 1 GB of RAM, the new Android 4.1 OS – Jelly Bean!, a 1.2 MP Front camera for video chat (no rear camera) and  a  4325mAh battery.

The price of Nexus 7 is $199. It ships in mid-July.

Is Nexus 7 a threat to the Apple iPad?

It doesn't appear so. The Nexus 7 may be $200 less than the entry level $499 price for the latest iPad. But still iPad has a 45 percent larger screen, at 9.7-inch. That apart, the resolution of Google Nexus 7 is 1280-by-800 -- far lower than the 2048-by-1536 on the iPad with a Retina display. Not to mention, the Nexus 7 is WiFi only (and Bluetooth); while iPad is available with a 3G connectivity.

Does that mean Nexus 7 is a competitor to the Amazon Kindle Fire? --------

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