Amazon Kindle Fire proved true that entry level tablet users want budget tablets than high-end tablets. Hence, Google, working on the same concept, is gearing up to release a new tablet with partnership with Asus. The Google tablet, dubbed Google Nexus, is expected to be priced under $200 to enable it to compete with Kindle Fire. Let’s find out how the new Google Nexus tablet will put the fire out of Kindle Fire.
Earlier, it was rumored that Google has selected Asus as manufacturer of the Google Nexus tablet. Now, additional details about the new tablet are surfacing online after being leaked by a so-called “anonymous” supply chain firm based in U.S.
New reports suggest that Google even wants to cut the price from $200 to $150. Previously, it was believed that the new tablet will equip quad-core Tegra 3 processor chip. To drop the new tablet’s price, the Nexus tablet will, however, not be based on Tegra 3 platform. Qualcomm Snapdragon processor is possibility as Asus and Qualcomm have strong relation ties. Or it can also be TI OMAP kit or whatever.
The processor chip is still a secret. And even we cannot say that it will be called Google Nexus Tablet. Asus can give it a name like Nexus Transformer or something similar. The only thing “certain” for now is 7-inch touchscreen and $149-$199 target price.
It is also expected that Google may debut its next generation OS – Android OS 5.0 “Jelly Bean” – on the upcoming Nexus tablet. Google’s habits suggest that the new Nexus device will be packed with something new and special.
Samsung Galaxy Nexus released in November 2011 and was the first device to run Ice Cream Sandwich. So, it would not be surprising if Google blesses the new Nexus device with something special too. If not, Google Nexus tablet will run on Ice Cream Sandwich.
Both Asus and Google are in no mood to reveal anything about the so-called Google Nexus tablet. But backstage reports suggest that the Asus-made Google Nexus tablet is in development and it can go public as early as May.
(reported by Johnny Wills, edited by Surojit Chatterjee)
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