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As the only hardware line that Google has any direct influence over, Nexus smartphones — made first by HTC, and now by Samsung — have always been at the forefront of Android technology. Now, for the first time ever, it looks like we'll finally see Google's take on a tablet with the Nexus 7, a slate the company will reveal this week according to Gizmodo Australia.
The tablet will reportedly feature a 7-inch screen, 12-core GPU, and built-in near-field communication technology for mobile payments using Google Wallet. It will include a 1.2-megapixel front camera for chat applications, and a battery capable of powering the device for 9 hours.
In order to compete with Apple's wildly successful iPad, the tablet will be sold for an extremely affordable $199 starting price, with 8GB of storage space. A 16GB model will also be available, but for a slightly more expensive $249. These prices are similar to Amazon's Kindle Fire tablet which retails for $199, so it will be interesting to see ifRead More »from Google’s Nexus 7 tablet poised for reveal this week