A new Google small tablet computer, called Nexus 7, was unveiled at the company's annual "I/O" conference in San Francisco. Priced at $199, it will be a direct challenge to Amazon's Kindle Fire. (June 27)
[Location - Date:SAN FRANCISCO -- AP VIDEO -- JUNE 27]
[Notes:SOT -- GOOGLE EMPLOYEE / NO SUPER]
"each of the homescreens is personalized with a different kind of content from Google play....these are more about immediate, intimate and personal use....you would not want to write a book on this, but you might want to read one."
[Notes:SOT -- JOUKO KAASILA / BITBAR]
"It's quite an amazing product. It's a very solidly built, it's fast, all the Google Apps work perfectly on that, and the new browser is very important for developers."
[Notes:SOT --Felicia Chavez, Software Engineer:]
"What I thought was really cool was the magazines, the way you can look at the magazines on this new tablet, because that was a big complaint with a lot of people trying to read magazines on the iPad or the Kindle. It was just really hard and the font changes all over the page and everything, it was just kind of complicated so being able to double click and see it as you would reading a book, I think that's really innovative."