Google “Nexus Tablet” to Cost $199?
Google is rumored to be releasing a new tablet that will run on Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. In contrast to the many Android tablets available today, this device will showcase a genuine Google Experience and will compete head-to-head with the Apple iPad 3 and the Amazon Kindle Fire.
The tablet, which will possibly be called Google Play based on the avalanche of registered domain names from MarkMonitor bearing this word, might be unveiled on June 27th.
The company supposedly teamed up with Asus as its OEM, similar to how they partnered with Motorola to work on the Xoom. Among its expected specifications is a quad-core Tegra 3 processor and have a screen size of 7 inches, with a resolution of 1280×800. Like the Kindle Fire, it could have a price tag of $199.
Allegedly, Google recognized the viability of releasing an affordable tablet due to the success of the Kindle Fire. Earlier, the company approached Asus which had unveiled its quad-core Tegra 3-powered MeMo 370T and asked if they could reduce the costs for the device in a partnership with Google. Thus, the new Google tablet could be similar with this tablet, as it could have been partially based on it.
Google hasn’t released any official statements surrounding this rumored device.
via android and me