We’ve been hearing reports of an official Google tablet for quite a while now, and a July release date is now a very viable option for the company. According to the source, this project has been a go since May, but in order to be competitive with the Kindle Fire Google has pushed the date back to make necessary changes in order for the price to be lowered. Originally at $249, the Google tablet is reportedly looking for price closer to $199 or even $149.
The company chosen to make the device is Asus, and with their Transformer lineup of Android tablets we definitely don’t disagree. The tablet is reported to have a 7-inch screen and a quad-core Tegra 3 processor. This will definitely be a snappy device is the specs line up, and it will also be running Ice Cream Sandwich. Google has been trying to up their credibilty in the tablet game for quite a while now, and rather make a run at the dominating iPad in the 11-inch space, they are trying for a smaller, sleeker design. Obviously, as previously mentioned, the main competitor for this device will be Amazon’s highly successful Kindle Fire, and with the same price and better specs, I don’t see why anyone would choose the Kindle Fire over a “Nexus” tablet. It will be a Wi-Fi only tablet at this point, but we’ve heard a lot of talk of Google selling a subsidized version as well. We’ll keep you up to date on any other details we receive.
Source: The Verge