Google unveiled its own 7-inch tablet today at the company’s I/O conference. The $199 Nexus 7 includes a a NVIDIA® Tegra® 3 quad-core processor, 1280-by-800 display, Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean), Chrome browser, access to Google Play, with the world’s largest collection of eBooks, millions of songs, thousands of movies and TV shows, and a growing selection of magazines–plus over 600,000 apps and games, Google+ Hangouts and YouTube in HD.
The Nexus 7 specs include a 1.2MP front-facing camera, Micro USB, NFC (Android Beam), and 8 or 16 GB internal storage. Google is shipping the Nexus 7 complete with the Android 4.1 Jelly Bean operating system, which will also be available on some Nexus phones soon.
The Verge compares the low cost tablets in the chart (above). Asus is helping Google build its tablet, which will be available in mid-July. Google’s Nexus 7 tablet, at $199, is going head-to-head with other low-cost Android tablets, including Amazon’s Kindle Fire ($199) and Barnes & Noble’s Nook Tablet ($199-$249).