Google has showcased a new-generation, slimmer Nexus 7 tablet that the internet search company hopes will expand its presence in consumer hardware, and ensure that its online services remain front-and-centre on mobile devices.
The latest Nexus 7, featuring a Qualcomm Snapdragon processor and a higher display resolution, will go on sale in the US on 30 July priced at $229 (£149) for a basic version with 16 gigabytes of storage. The original year-old tablet started at $199 for an 8 gigabyte version.
Google is making big improvements to its Chrome operating system to make it function a lot more like a regular PC. Google has just taken a small step with something called "packaged apps" that could have big implications.
The growing popularity of Google Chromebooks doesn't directly translate into more revenue for Google. Google executives reminded Wall Street analysts of that fact on the company's conference call on Thursday.
Google just unveiled the fanciest new laptop in its lineup of Chromebooks, the Chromebook Pixel. It looks not unlike Apple’s MacBook Pro—with its all-aluminum exterior and high-resolution glass screen—and costs about the same, starting at $1299. It also has a touchscreen.