Google has announced the Nexus 7 tablet on its I/O conference. The new tablet is to compete with Apple's latest iPad, as well as the upcoming Microsoft Surface. Most interesting about the Nexus 7 is its $199 (£128) pricetag. Google's latest creation is manufactured by ASUS, which launched its own Transformer Pad Prime TF700T with Full HD screen earlier this week.
The new tablet will be the first device to use the new 'Jelly Bean' Android 4.1 operating system, which is optimised for the smaller screen. The Nexus 7 is reminiscent of the Eee Pad Memo 370T, which ASUS showed during conferences earlier. The tablet has a quad-core Nvidia Tegra 3 processor, 1.2 megapixel front-facing camera, a 1280x800 pixel IPS screen and NF technology. The $199 version offers 8 GB of storage capacity, while $249 (£160) buys you a 16 GB version. Unfortunately, there's no SD card slot for memory expansion.