Just one week after Microsoft dominated headlines by announcing their major splash back into the tablet PC world with their Surface tablet, Google made a major splash of its own on Wednesday. Boasting a handful of Google’s latest software and features, all centered around Google Play(formerly the Android Market), the Nexus 7 tablet is looking to challenge Apple and Microsoft for its own share of the tablet PC market.
Among the features found in the Nexus 7 will be including Google Chrome as the tablet’s default browser, coming as part of the newest version of the Android operating system, 4.1 Jelly Bean. A front-facing camera, full gigabyte of RAM, 1280×800 display, quad-core processor and Bluetooth capabilities are all features that the Nexus 7 offers over one of its top competitors, Amazon’s Kindle Fire. A lighter weight and similar battery life are also incentives for the Nexus 7, which costs the same as the Kindle Fire at $199.
As far as battery life is concerned, the Nexus 7 advertises the capability of up to 300 hours of standby time, while lasting roughly nine hours of continuous video playback.
All in all, it appears to be another major player in the tablet PC world, which makes it worth talking about. For Google’s release video, take a look below!