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Google, Asustek unveil 7-inch tablet

Google, Asustek unveil 7-inch tablet

Taipei, June 28 (CNA) Google Inc. and Taiwan's Asustek Computer Inc. unveiled Thursday the first tablet computer in Google's Nexus line of devices, triggering a new wave in the war to bring cheaper tablets to the market. The Nexus 7 is the world's first 7-inch quad-core tablet powered by Nvidia Corp.'s Tegra 3 processor and Google's latest Android 4.1 "Jelly Bean" operating system, which, according to Asustek, enables faster webpage load and more responsive gameplay. The 8GB model of the Nexus 7 will be priced in the United States at US$199, while the 16GB version will be available for US$249. "We are very excited about this partnership and the synergy that it brings into the hands of consumers," said Asustek Chairman Jonney Shih in an email statement. Andy Rubin, senior vice president of Mobile and Digital Content at Google, said that "we wanted to build a tablet that was light and portable enough for you to take your favorite entertainment wherever you go, but still didn't compromise at all on power and performance." (By Jeffrey Wu)


Updated : 2021-05-19 08:01 GMT+08:00