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Google Releases $199 Nexus Tablet

Google is taking on Amazon with the release of the Nexus 7 tablet, a new $199 Android tablet that is designed to consume content from Google Play.

The Android device has a 7-inch screen and claims to hold 8 hours of battery charge during “active use.” The $199 version comes with 8GB of memory. A $249 version comes with 16GB of memory.

The device includes access to more than 600,000 apps (like YouTube, Gmail and Google+), as well as games, eBooks, music, movies, TV shows and magazines through Google Play. If you buy the Nexus from Google, you’ll get an extra $25 credit for Google Play, as well as free content including a copy of Transformers: Dark of the Moon.

The device ships in 2-3 weeks. Follow this link to see Google’s video about it.

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