GOOGLE NEXUS 7: As expected, Google on Wednesday announced a $199, 7-in. tablet called Nexus 7 that will run on Android 4.1, a.k.a. Jelly Bean.
Google launched its Nexus 7 tablet at its Google I/O conference in San Francisco.
Built with Asus, the tablet can be ordered starting today on Google Play, and will ship in the U.S. and three other countries in mid-July, Google said.
Google described the tablet as principally a conduit for Google Play, its cloud-based repository for Google apps and movies, books and other content. Nexus 7 is “built for Google Play,” said Hugo Barra, product management director for Android at Google.