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    Default Google Rolls Out 'Nexus 7' Tablet at I/O Developer Conference


    On Wednesday, as Google's I/O Developer Conference got underway, the Internet search giant confirmed its new venture with Asus: the "Nexus 7." The 7-inch tablet runs Android 4.1 Jelly Bean and, perhaps most impressively, retails for just $199 (8GB model). The higher-end 16GB model goes for $249.

    Here's what we know about the tablet's many features. There's a 1,280-by-800-pixel display (powered by the Nvidia Tegra 3 chipset), front-facing camera, NFC compatibility, a quad-core CPU and 12-core graphics processor, built-in Wi-Fi, and, of course, Bluetooth. The Nexus 7 weighs just 12 ounces.

    During a presentation at the company's annual developer conference, Google showed its Nexus 7 tablet which rivals Amazon.com Inc.'s popular Kindle Fire in both size and price. The device features a seven-inch screen that is designed to display books and other media available on Google's Play service.
    The tablet is said to be "an ideal device for reading books." That's according to Google engineering director Chris Yerga, who spoke at the presentation.

    Interested in the Nexus 7? If so, you won't have to wait long to get it. Google says the tablet will be rolled out in July - likely toward the middle of the month. So far, the most successful low-end tablet is Amazon's answer to the iPad known as the Kindle Fire. Only time will tell if the Nexus 7 will put out the "fire."

    Source: WSJ

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    See ya later Kindle Fire

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    Love Android or hate it - more competition is a good thing and really drives TRUE innovation.

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    Good price but it looks terrible. No design to it at all.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Robert A Petersen View Post
    The front of it looks kinda identical to, well a smaller iPad, or a larger iPod Touch. I mean, nearly freaking identical. I smell an oncoming Apple lawsuit, and they'll be right to do so.
    Your kidding right? something tells me you missed the train for a brain by this much ----> <----

    Quote Originally Posted by JollyRogger View Post
    You would think that Apple kind of have to release a 7" tablet to try and counter this.
    The specs of the Nexus are impressive and it's going to sell bucket loads at that price.
    AND The Fire is still not available here in the UK. It's almost as though they don't want to sell any.

    Come on Apple and blow them away again with a 7" iPad 2.5 lol

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    Apple doesn't innovate or design new products, they just sue anyone who does it better then them.

    Quote Originally Posted by KraXik View Post
    Good price but it looks terrible. No design to it at all.
    It looks nice and simple, if it looked shiny and flashy Apple would whine and complain that it was their design and try to sue.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bry2k2 View Post
    Your kidding right? something tells me you missed the train for a brain by this much ----> <----



    Apple doesn't innovate or design new products, they just sue anyone who does it better then them.



    It looks nice and simple, if it looked shiny and flashy Apple would whine and complain that it was their design and try to sue.
    Dude, I'm not saying whether it works well or not, just saying it looks the same as an iPad. That's a fact, just look at it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Robert A Petersen View Post
    Dude, I'm not saying whether it works well or not, just saying it looks the same as an iPad. That's a fact, just look at it.
    Considering Apple doesn't have a 7" device it will be pretty damn difficult to claim its the same design as one of their products, hence why Apple cannot get a injuction ban on the Galaxy Tab 7.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bry2k2 View Post
    Considering Apple doesn't have a 7" device it will be pretty damn difficult to claim its the same design as one of their products, hence why Apple cannot get a injuction ban on the Galaxy Tab 7.
    Have you read the previous article from today... Where Apple's injunction was granted?

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    The front of it looks kinda identical to, well a smaller iPad, or a larger iPod Touch. I mean, nearly freaking identical. I smell an oncoming Apple lawsuit, and they'll be right to do so.

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    You would think that Apple kind of have to release a 7" tablet to try and counter this.
    The specs of the Nexus are impressive and it's going to sell bucket loads at that price.
    AND The Fire is still not available here in the UK. It's almost as though they don't want to sell any.

    Come on Apple and blow them away again with a 7" iPad 2.5 lol

    Jolly

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    apple innovates plenty, which tablet did you use before the iPad? creating the first consumer ready product in a category is innovation.

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    Windows Surface is still better!

    http://www.vicrosdesigns.net/imgs/DNsigv3.png

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    This is more of a meh to me... Kindle fire 2 maybe?

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    I thought the specs were decent but no rear camera? You have to come with a complete tablet not just an E-Reader, hoping the user does not need or want one. Apple as set the bar and none of the competition is close. Good design and great OS=better tablet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bigboyz View Post
    I thought the specs were decent but no rear camera? You have to come with a complete tablet not just an E-Reader, hoping the user does not need or want one. Apple as set the bar and none of the competition is close. Good design and great OS=better tablet.
    Yeah, because I love it when I'm at an event and someone in front of me pulls out an iPad to take a picture.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bigboyz View Post
    I thought the specs were decent but no rear camera? You have to come with a complete tablet not just an E-Reader, hoping the user does not need or want one. Apple as set the bar and none of the competition is close. Good design and great OS=better tablet.
    Really dude? I can count on one hand the amount of times I've used my iPad's rear camera.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bigboyz View Post
    I thought the specs were decent but no rear camera? You have to come with a complete tablet not just an E-Reader, hoping the user does not need or want one. Apple as set the bar and none of the competition is close. Good design and great OS=better tablet.
    Umm I'd suggest you look at the windows surface dude.

    http://www.vicrosdesigns.net/imgs/DNsigv3.png

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    Forget Nexus 7!!!! forget kindle fire!!!!! u need to google "Google Glasses"!!!!!!!! The future is here people!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by bry2k2 View Post
    Your kidding right? something tells me you missed the train for a brain by this much ----> <----



    Apple doesn't innovate or design new products, they just sue anyone who does it better then them.



    It looks nice and simple, if it looked shiny and flashy Apple would whine and complain that it was their design and try to sue.
    Obvious TROLL is obvious.

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    NFC technology? Really?

    All iPad competitors here's your mistake you are clunking up your devices with as many features possible!!! Just keep it simple that's by apples > androids. Kindle fires sold cause they are just simple they do what they say they aren't confusing and loaded with millions of features

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