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Google tablet targets iPad Mini

Google’s Nexus 10 tablet, developed with Samsung, is the company’s first tablet that rivals Apple’s 9.7-inch iPad.

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Google’s Nexus 10 tablet, developed with Samsung, is the company’s first tablet that rivals Apple’s 9.7-inch iPad.

With the addition of the ­iPad mini, Apple offers touchscreen devices in three sizes. Now rival Google is doing the same, introducing a 10-inch tablet, an upgraded 7-inch tablet, and a new smartphone.

Introduced Monday, the Nexus 10, which Google developed with Samsung, is the company’s first tablet that competes directly with Apple’s 9.7-inch iPad. Most significantly, it undercuts the iPad’s price: A Nexus 10 with Wi-Fi and 16 gigabytes of storage costs $400, compared with $500 for an equivalent iPad. Google did not say whether a model with cellular data would be available.

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Google’s Nexus 4 smartphone, which it developed with LG, has a 4.7-inch screen and wireless charging capability.

Google also upgraded its Nexus 7 tablet, which was introduced this year, to include a cellular data connection which is the predecessor to the newest cell technology, 4G LTE. The model with the newest technology has 32 gigabytes of storage costs $300.

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