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Google’s new Nexus tablet leaks

By / 06.25.12

This new Google Nexus tablet is pretty impressive for $200.

nexus 7 tabletIf you’re wondering why the price is so low, Google isn’t trying to pick a fight with Apple; it’s trying to pick a fight with Amazon. Amazon’s Kindle Fire is a popular Android tablet, but it’s also a walled garden: Amazon doesn’t want you doing anything that Amazon doesn’t approve of, which has been annoying Google.

Hence, the Google Nexus tablet, debuting this Wednesday and likely headed to a July release. And for two hundred bucks, it’s got a lot under the hood.

The tablet will feature a 1.3 GHz quad-core processor, a 12-core GPU, and an NFC (near-field communication) chip. The rumored GPU makes us a little skeptical: that’s a lot of oomph to put behind a seven inch tablet. But the NFC chip will be absolutely standard with anything Google makes: it’s trying to put Google Wallet and Android Beam (an info-sharing service) on every phone in the land.

Between the Surface and this tablet, it looks like we’ve officially got a tablet war coming. We’ll be picking up the Nexus tablet when it’s released to give you a full review.

Nexus 7: This Is Google’s New Nexus Tablet [Gizmodo]


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Dan Seitz
About Dan Seitz... Dan Seitz is a semi-professional nerd (he'll have to code a homebrew game for the NES before he goes pro). He grew up fiddling with video game systems, computers, cameras, and other technology you should never hand to an eight-year-old if you want it back in pristine condition. Currently, he lives in Boston with his girlfriend, her cat, a Shih Tzu, and far too many objects with processors.

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