June 28th, 2012
01:17 PM ET

The Number: Google takes on Apple with duo of products

Google is taking on Apple's iPad and Amazon's Kindle Fire.

Yesterday it unveiled the nexus 7 tablet. It's 7 inches, and it comes with the latest version of Android, called "Jellybean". And it costs just $199- the same as the kindle fire.

But one of the other big annoucements was the Nexus Q. It's a device that lets you stream music and video from the cloud to your television. Google calls it a "social streaming device" because you can create playlists to share your music with your friends. And yes, it looks like the Death Star.

It's pricey though- $299, $200 more than the Apple TV. There are, however, a couple of good reasons why it costs more. It does have a few more features than an Apple TV, and it's also made here in the United States, meaning it costs more to build and manufacture.

So for example, the outer shell, according to Wired, is made by a company in Wisconsin. And that brings us to tonight's number: 70

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  1. thetruckinglife

    guess it's tablet wars 2012!
    well i watch out friont via cnn website video/live tv which you can unlock via cable/satellite service provider information or will watch clips here on the blog depending if i am free at show time to watch.
    oddly enough out front is the only cnn program i watch unless there is some big breaking news story happening.

    June 30, 2012 at 2:41 am | Reply
  2. Joey at Purdue Univ

    Yeah, our sys admin seemed pretty excited about the Nexus 7, so I may have to get one of those. Totally different from the reaction that the info sec guys had to the MS Surface a week ago, there was a lot of skepticism about that one...

    To answer Ms. Burnett's question: Since I don't have cable over the summer, either I just watch this show either on the little monitor attached to the elliptical machine at the gym after work, or I'll just catch the clips of interest on my laptop after they're posted to this blog.

    June 28, 2012 at 4:18 pm | Reply

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