Google Nexus tablet rumoured to be available by July at $199

Rumours surrounding the design, pricing etc. of the Google Nexus tablet have been gaining a lot of steam over the last few months. Come the 27th of June, Google is expected to take the wraps off their first flagship tablet. This unveiling is expected to take place at the Google I/O developer conference that will run from the 27th to the 29th of June. Backing these rumours is a report by Digitimes, which states that sources have informed them that these tablets have already started shipping and are expected to be available by July at a projected price of $199, which is roughly Rs. 11,116.

This is what it could look like

This is what it could look like when it gets unveiled?


The Google I/O developer conference will take place at the Moscone Center in San Francisco. The report states that sources have informed them that the initial price is to be set at US$199 and will manufactured by Quanta Computer. The article goes on to state, “The 7-inch Nexus tablet PC already started shipping in June and is estimated to be available in the retail channel in July with the device's total shipments expected to reach at least three million units in the second half of the year. With Google expected to unveil the details of the devices at Google I/O, Asustek Chairman Jonney Shih will also attend the conference to jointly announce the tablet PC with Google.”

Commenting on some of the features expected to be included, sources have informed them that the cost of the tablet has been kept to a minimum because it supports only Wi-Fi connectivity and is devoid of a rear camera. However, it will feature a front facing camera that allows one to video chat. The report also states, “The device will also be preloaded with Google's Chrome browser, with compatibility issues having been resolved to allow smoother operation for some software applications. As for Asustek, the company also plans to release its own 7-inch tablet PC with price at only US$159-179 in August.”

The tablet is expected to be called the Google ASUS Nexus 7 and the 7-inch tablet has already been captured in leaked benchmark showing off some of its specifications, which include a display featuring a resolution of 768 x 1280, Nvidia Tegra 3 quad-core 1.3GHz Cortex A9 processor and Nvidia ULP GeForce GPU.

Published Date: Jun 20, 2012 10:18 am | Updated Date: Jun 20, 2012 10:18 am