History of the tablet computer

POSTED: 08:43 AM PDT Sep 07, 2012    UPDATED: 11:00 PM PST Jan 26, 2016 

With Wednesday marking the sixth anniversary of the unveiling of the original iPad, take a look back at the surprisingly long history of the tablet computer.

Nexus 7 Tablet
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Nexus 7

Released in July 2012, the Nexus 7 was designed and developed by Google in conjunction with Asus. It is the first tablet in the Google Nexus series, which previously had consisted only of smartphones.


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