Google's first tablet
This morning, Google unveiled the Nexus 7 tablet at its I/O developers conference in San Francisco, California. Designed by Google but built by Taiwan's Asus, the seven-inch tablet has many features to it, both externally and internally. With a back-lit 7-inch 1280 x 800 HD IPS display covered in “Scratch-resistant Corning glass” and a Tegra 3 processor designed for video gaming and movie viewing, the Nexus 7 will have a newly enlarged lineup of magazines, TV shows and films for rent. There's a GPS, a 1.2MP front-facing camera, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, a Near Field communication (NFC) chip and up to nine hours of video playback. It'll run Google's latest Android mobile operating system software (4.1, or Jelly Bean) that was also introduced today. The "My Library" widget on the home page features tiles with the latest content you were reading or watching, and a tap of the tile launches that content right where you left off.