Following on the heels of Microsoft's announcement of its Surface tablet, Google today launched its first tablet computer. Called the Nexus 7, the tablet is a 7 inch media consumption device. Pricing for Australia is positioned much lower than the iPad, starting at $249 for the 8GB version and going to $299 for 16GB. But it's also better specced than the Kindle Fire at a similar price point, with a camera and other goodies.
The tablet is manufactured by Asus for Google, and runs on Google's latest operating system for tablets: Android 4.1 (called "Jelly Bean"). It has a quad core processor, HD display, a claimed 8 hour battery life, a 1.2 megapixel front facing camera and weights just 340 grams.
Australia will the one of the first markets to receive the new tablet. It is already available for pre-order on the Google Play store ...read more