Google Nexus 7 tablet preorders ship today

Google will start mailing out units of its 7-inch Android 4.1 Jelly Bean tablet.

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Nexus 7 with Android 4.1 Jelly Bean Josh Miller/CNET

Good news, tablet-lovers. Google will ship units of its 7-inch Nexus 7 tablet to customers who preordered the device, the company announced in an online post.

The Nexus 7 tablet is equipped with Android 4.1 Jelly Bean right out of the box, and is powered by a quad-core Nvidia Tegra 3 processor.

Its clear screen and dirt-cheap $200 price tag make it primed to wrestle the Amazon Kindle Fire , but there are some downsides, like the lack of expandable memory, and no HDMI port or rear-facing camera.

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Jessica Dolcourt reviews smartphones and cell phones, covers handset news, and pens the monthly column Smartphones Unlocked. A senior editor, she started at CNET in 2006 and spent four years reviewing mobile and desktop software before taking on devices.

 

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