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A Google Tablet? Google Expanding into the Hardware Market

Posted on the 11 September 2012 by Visakh1234
A Google Tablet? Google Expanding into the Hardware Market There’s no question the electronic hardware industry is booming. Everything from laptops to iPods sells incredibly well, even in today’s difficult market. It’s little wonder why Google wants to expand its company into the hardware industry. Since Google is a name that’s already known and trusted, their products are likely ones consumers and businesses will be anxious to buy. Whether you’re a pool guard manufacturing company or a furniture store, here’s what to expect from Google’s new releases. Nexus 7 The Nexus 7 is a portable tablet that Google hopes will compete with the Kindle Fire and Apple iPad. The device will have a 7 inch screen, 1280×800 HD display, 12-core GPU chip, and a quad-core processor. Powered by Asus, the Nexus 7 will also support Android apps better than the Kindle Fire and will have a longer battery life of 9 hours. It’s great for Google Play, music, e-books, and movies. The only downside is it doesn’t have as many options as bigger companies yet. At $199 though, it’s definitely something you’ll want to check out. Nexus Q Google’s Nexus Q is a really nifty new device. It’s advertised as the first media player with the ability to stream social content. The device turns Android, YouTube, and Google Play into part of your own home entertainment system. Nexus Q is great if you want to watch YouTube channels on a bigger screen or want to stream music for a party from the comfort of your couch. Although it’s a little pricey at $299, home entertainment systems can get much more expensive than that, and the Q is convenient for tech enthusiasts looking to integrate their online content. Galaxy Nexus The Galaxy Nexus is Google’s latest Nexus phone. Released by Samsung, you can use the Galaxy Nexus on AT&T and T-Mobile networks. The phone has a 4.65" 1280 x 720 HD screen, a 1.2 GHz dual core processor, and 16 GB internal storage. Galaxy Nexus runs on the latest Android 4.1 Jelly Bean platform, a lightning fast and intuitive network. It also fully supports the Google Play network, with thousands of eBooks, songs, and games available. The phone retails for a pricey $349, but it is a must have for Google enthusiasts. Google Glass Did you ever see a futuristic movie where the main characters took pictures or browsed information on their glasses? With Google, glasses like those are no longer the stuff of science fiction. The Google Glass line is not expected to be released until 2014, but with the glasses, you’ll be able to access map data, zoom in on far away objects, and take and share photos. Google says they’ll work with a 3G or 4G data connection, just like your smartphone. The downside is they’re a little strange looking and will probably be pricey. 

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