Google set to release Nexus 7 this July

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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Google and Asus to team up for new Android 5.0 Jellybean tablet?

Rumors have continued to circulate that tablet maker Asus and Google are teaming up to release a new tablet that will carry a new Android OS.

According to published reports, this new tablet, dubbed as The Google Tablet, will be publicized at the yearly Google I/O conference. Units of this new device will be sampled to the attendees of this conference.

The report also indicates that this developer unit will have the new Android 5.0 Jelly Bean platform.

But analysts are saying that the launch of the Google Tablet that comes equipped with this new platform could just lead to further delays and problems for the device. Though the company might be handing out developer units installed with Android 5.0 Jelly Bean OS during the conferences.

Though a lot of individuals are predicting problems for this new Android 5.0 tablet, the Google and Asus joint project could be as real as it gets.

The corroboration of these two companies could lead to the Nexus Tablet. Google picked Asus to develop this new tablet, instead of teaming up with Acer and HTC.

This new Nexus Tablet could have a 7 inch screen and Nvidia’s quad-core Tegra 3 chipset.

Google or Asus have yet to comment or release a statement about his rumor.

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