Google Unveils Nexus 7 Tablet for $199

Google Inc. revealed a new tablet computer, home-entertainment device and Android mobile-software platform Wednesday, adding new technology to its arsenal as it gears up for further battle with Apple Inc. and others.

During a presentation at the company's annual developer conference, Google showed its Nexus 7 tablet which rivals Amazon.com Inc.'s popular Kindle Fire in both size and price. The device features a seven-inch screen that is designed to display books and other media available on Google's Play service.

The tablet was developed together with Asustek Computer Inc. and is "an ideal device for reading books," Google engineering director Chris ...

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