Google Unveils $229 Nexus 7 Tablet

Google has revealed its new Nexus 7 tablet, a 7-inch Android-powered tablet with a high resolution screen that boasts 323 pixels per inch totaling 2.3 million pixels in total. To put this in perspective, the iPad Mini has 163 pixels per inch on its screen and the Kindle Fire HD has 254 pixels per inch.

The new Google tablet is designed for consuming high resolution rich media content, be it digital magazines, video games or watching high definition movies with video playback at 1080p HD. Here is more from Google’s website:

At just 0.64lbs (290g), the all-new Nexus 7 is light enough to take anywhere and fits easily in bags, backpacks, and even back-pockets. With up to 9 hours of HD video playback and 10 hours of web browsing or e-reading, there’s plenty of juice to get you through the day, and built-in wireless charging means you can charge, grab, and go.

The new Nexus 7 which retails for $229, will be available in the U.S. on July 30th. You can’t place a preorder yet, but you can sign up to get notified from Google so that you can be first in line to place your order, if you are in the market for the device. The tablet is slated for release in other countries following the U.S. launch. As part of the announcement, Google also introduced a new social gaming app called Google Play Games.