Google's Nexus 7 to rival Kindle, iPad and Galaxy Tab 2

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Google has unveiled the Nexus 7, a rival to Apple's iPad, Amazon's Kindle Fire, and Samsung's Galaxy Tab - along with its augmented reality glasses.

The gadgets were revealed at a conference in the US city of San Francisco.

The Nexus 7 will go on sale in America in July, costing about £130.

The internet-connected augmented reality glasses will be available in 2013, said the internet giant.

Read more about Google's glasses here.

The launch of the Nexus 7 has made the market for tablets even more crowded - with several models all competing for customers.

The Nexus 7 has a smaller screen than the iPad, but it's similar to the Amazon Kindle Fire and the Samsung Galaxy Tab 2.

Microsoft's own tablet, the Surface, is also a competitor.

Google used the conference to reveal another surprise new product, the Nexus Q, a spherical device which connects to TVs and hi-fi systems.

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The Nexus Q is a computer with no screen, that streams music to other devices

It's amazing to think that as little as two years ago hardly anyone was using tablet devices.