ASUS, a global leader in the new digital era, has launched the Google Nexus 7 tablet in Malaysia.

Priced at RM999, the tablet is now available at retail showrooms in the country.

George Su, System Country Manager, said Malaysia is the first country in South East Asia to receive the device.

“Previously we have introduced higher price range of tablets. We introduced the Nexus 7 tablet to position ourselves in the market and increase the company’s market share, especially in Malaysia,” he said at the launch here today.

“We believe that the demand and response will be very good for Nexus 7 tablet in the local market, as it is suitable for all kinds of users,” he added.

Nexus 7 is the first tablet in Google’s Nexus line of devices and the lead device for Android 4.1, Jelly Bean, the latest version of the world’s most popular mobile platform.

Asus and Google jointly developed Nexus 7 tablet, the world’s first seven-inch quad core tablet which delivers the best of the Google experience in a slim, portable package that fits perfectly in the hand.