Google unveils new Nexus 7, higher price tag

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SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Google is introducing a sleeker version of its Nexus 7 tablet as it escalates its battle with Apple and Amazon.com in the mobile computing market.

The fancier devices unveiled Wednesday in San Francisco will go on sale in the U.S on Tuesday.

The extra firepower added to the second generation of Nexus 7 tablets will come with a higher price. A model with 16 gigabytes of storage will sell for $229, a $30 per increase from the original Nexus 7 released a year ago.

Google Inc. says the new line of Nexus tablets boasts a higher-definition 7-inch display and a faster processor. Dual stereo speakers have been added for richer sound and the device's battery duration has been extended.

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