Google Inc. is set to sell their first ever tablet this July hoping to barge into the tablet market, which is currently being dominated by Apple’s iPad.
Google’s entry to the market could help boost the development of tablet specific apps for their own Android software. Microsoft is set to follow in Google’s steps with their impending “Surface” tablet launch.
The Nexus 7, which is a collaboration between Asus and Google, was unveiled during the company’s annual developers conference.
The unveiling of the Nexus 7 tablet comes barely a month after Google acquired Motorola Mobility.
Google co-founder Sergey Brin was present during the event and demoed the Google Glass. The latter can livestream events and perform computing tasks. Google Glass is set to be priced at $1,500.
But what was on the spotlight during the conference was the Nexus tablet. It will be sold initially at Google Play online store, priced at $199. It is a 7 inch tablet that has a front facing camera.
Google director of engineering for Android Chris Yerga said, “Nexus 7 is an ideal device for reading books. The form factor and weight are just right.”
Google is offering the Nexus 7 to buyers, with a $25 credit that they can use to purchase app at the Google Play store.
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