Google revealed its own tablet Wednesday, and it is priced at a sharp discount compared to Apple's iPad.
The tech giant unveiled its tablet called Nexus 7 at Google I/O, the company's annual developers' conference, in San Francisco.
The new tablet will run on the latest version of Google's operating system Android 4.1, called Jelly Bean, which was also announced at the conference.
The Nexus 7 will sell for $199 and will be available in mid-July.
The new tablet is comparatively cheaper than Apple's iPad, which sells in the $500 to $600 range. But the Nexus 7 is priced to compete with Amazon's newestKindle, Kindle Fire, which also sells for $199.
The Taiwanesemanufacturer Asus is the partner for Google's Nexus 7.
Nexus 7 features a 7-inch screen, front and back cameras, NFC technology, nine hour video play-back and up to 300 hours stand-by time.
The tablet is built to complement Google Play, Google's digital-distribution content service where users can buy different forms of media, including movies, music, books, games, applications and now magazines.
It's a "...Serious gaming device," said Engineering Director Chris Yerga.
The new operating system will be "...Much more smooth," said Dave Burke, Google's engineering director, and will be available to the Galaxy Nexus, Nexus S and Motorola Xoom in mid-July.Page 1 of 3 | Next Page