Google 7″ Nexus Tablet to Unveil at Google I/O 2012?
Google and Asustek Computer are strongly believed to unveil the 7-inch Nexus tablet at Google I/O. Google I/O is the Mountain View company’s developer event that will be held this coming June 27 to 29 at San Francisco, California. Asustek’s current chairman Jonney Shih is expected to be present at the Google I/O event, and will likely join Google in the announcement. The Taiwanese firm Quanta Computer is said to be the manufacturer of the device, which is believed to have a price tag of around US$199.
Reportedly, the Google-branded tablet PC began shipping this month and will be released in stores in July. Google’s purported predicted sales for the 7-inch device is 3 million units at least by the second half of 2012.
The Nexus tablet is generally rumored to have NVIDIA Tegra 3 SoC, a 1.3 GHz quad-core processor, a 1 GB of RAM, and an IPS display with a pixel resolution of 1280 by 800, spanning 7 inches diagonally. It is said to have Wi-Fi connectivity only and a single front-facing camera to help Google bring its price down to a pocket-friendly figure. It will as well sport the Google Chrome browser that had been optimized for the tablet. Google has been keeping very silent about the device, but there had been alleged leaks such as photos taken from the device, and benchmark tests.
Meanwhile, Asustek supposedly has its own tablet in the works that also has a 7-inch screen and a price tag of around US$159-179. The Asustek device will possibly hit the market this coming August.