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How Google's Nexus 7 stacks up against rivals

Priced at $199 for 8 gigabytes version and $249 for 16 GB, the Nexus 7 will be available next month.

BT Online Bureau | June 29, 2012 | Updated 16:29 IST

Google jumped directly into the tablet battle when it will sell its Nexus 7, based on its Android operating system, pitting it directly against Apple's iPad, Amazon.com Inc.'s Kindle Fire and Microsoft's Surface.

Priced at $199 for 8 gigabytes version and $249 for 16 GB, the Nexus 7 will be available next month.

Features of Nexus 7

- Screen size: 7 inches diagonally

- Screen resolution: 1280 x 800 pixels

- Weight: 0.75 pounds

- Cameras: Front-facing, 1.2 megapixel camera

- Battery life: 9.5 hours

- Operating system: Google's Android

Amazon.com Inc.'s Kindle Fire

- Price: $199 for 6 gigabytes of storage

- Screen size: 7 inches diagonally

- Screen resolution: 1024 by 600 pixels

- Weight: 0.9 pounds

- Cameras: none

- Battery life: 8 hours.

- Operating system: Modified version of Google's Android

Apple Inc.'s iPad:

- Price: Starts at $499 for 16 gigabytes of storage, goes up to $699 for 64 gigabytes, more for versions with cellular data access. (Apple still sells the older, iPad 2 for $399.)

- Screen size: 9.7 inches diagonally

- Screen resolution: 2048 by 1536 pixels

- Weight: 1.44 pounds

- Cameras: 5-megapixel camera on back and a low-resolution camera on front, for videoconferencing

- Battery life: 10 hours.

- Operating system: Apple's iOS

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