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Google unveils tablet to take on rivals

  • Google has unveiled its first tablet computer as it seeks to replicate its smartphone success in the tablet market and take on rivals Apple, Microsoft and Amazon.

    The "Nexus 7" tablet, built by and co-branded with Taiwan's Asus, will start at $199 on the Google Play website and apps store from mid-July.

    The 7-inch tablet will feature the new 4.1 "Jelly Bean" version of Google's software, a front-facing camera, a 1280x800 resolution screen, and a Nvidia Tegra 3 processor.