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Google launches Nexus 7 tablet

June 28, 2012

Google has unveiled its first own-branded tablet computer in an increasingly crowded market.

The company has partnered with Taiwanese manufacturer Asus to launch the Nexus 7, a seven inch tablet computer built around Google’s Android software.

Google’s engineering director, Chris Yerga, said the Nexus 7 was a serious gaming device and that its small size meant it was ideal for emailing, browsing the web and downloading applications.

The Nexus 7 will be the first tablet computer to run Google’s latest Jelly Bean Android software. It has a 1.2-megapixel camera – unlike the Kindle Fire – and is available with 8GB of memory (£159) or 16GB (£199).

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