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Google launches tablet device
Google has launched a seven-inch tablet device to rival Amazon’s Kindle Fire, in a move that is set to raise the profile of Google Play, its platform for selling e-books and other digital products.
Google Nexus
The internet company revealed its new device, the Nexus 7, made by Taiwanese company Asus, at its I/O developers' conference in San Francisco yesterday (27th June). 

It is available with 8GB of memory (£159) or 16GB (£199)  and will feature a 1.2 megapixel camera with Google’s latest Jelly Bean Android software. The Nexus will  launch in mid-July and first countries to get the product are the US, UK, Canada and Australia.

Last year, Amazon’s Kindle Fire launched in the US, also with a seven-inch screen, costing £127. The launch pitches Google directly against competitors such as Apple, with the iPad, and Amazon with Kindle Fire, as well as against Microsoft, which announced last week it would launch its own tablet Surface, containing Windows 8, which will come pre-loaded with a Barnes & Noble Nook application. It will also be in competition to those companies with its content offering.

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Source: The Bookseller

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