Google Unveils Nexus 7 Tablet

Google unveiled its first branded tablet, the Google Nexus 7 manufactured by Asus, at its I/O developers conference on Wednesday. The tablet has a 7-inch screen, a 1280 x 800 HD display, a Tegra 3 chipset, a quad-core CPU, 12-core GPU, 9 hours of battery life, and weighs 340 grams, about as much as a paperback book. It runs the new version of Android, Jelly Bean, or 4.1.

Here’s a screenshot of Android director Hugo Barra announcing the device at the Google I/O conference: 

Google Nexus 7 will cost $199 and will ship in mid-July, according to The Next Web. Here’s a new Google video ad for the device: