We’ve all heard whispered rumors and speculations about Google’s first foray into the tablet market with the Nexus Tablet, but are yet to to uncover any sustainable news. The rumored low priced $149 slate is said to be developed by Taiwanese Manufacturer, ASUS. Aside from ASUS creating the tablet Google imagined, not much news have surfaced. We’ve shamelessly gave a hand on the ongoing rumor mill but the tablet remains elusive. Well as it turns out, you won’t have to wait long. Hold on to your coin purse, Google’s first flagship tablet is slated (pun intended) to hit your nearest brick and mortar store’s this July.
Reports have surfaced around various tech and Android blogs that the anticipated 7 (ish) inch tablet will make it’s debut this summer. As previously reported, NVIDIA’s quad core Tegra 3 remains the processor of choice , which still beats the Cupertino’s “New” iPad. No other news have surfaced regarding display, memory size or number of ports available. Here’s hoping we’ll see some gorgeous Super AMOLED PLUS without a proprietary USB/Charger left behind.
Here’s a bit of a bad new: Contrary to the popular rumor, the Nexus Tablet will not be sold for $149 but has been marked for $249 — a whole Benjamin difference. Don’t despair however, according to tech site, THE VERGE, the attractive $149 price point may still be more than a glimmer of hope. The design team are still working out a number details which may help lower price. With Amazon’s Kindle Fire priced at $200 and their upcoming sequels, it’s safe to say pricing will be Google’s only option to entice the average consumer.
While the release date may have been push back from May to July, it’s great to see the people involved trying to create a budget friendly, yet powerful device. Still with a new wave of tablets to hit this summer, it’ll be a challenge for the Nexus slate not to drown (pun intended again). With ASUS themselves creating a 7 inch tablet, ASUS Memo, also handsomely priced at $249 it’ll be a wonder how much the Nexus brand will make a splash (pun over).
Check back for more upcoming news and rumors for Google’s Nexus Tablet.
Nexus Tablet Specs:
- Android 4.0 (aka Ice Cream Sandwich)
- 7 -inch screen real estate
- Tegra 3 quad core processor
via The Verge