Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Google tablet set to limbo in at low $199 entry point

The Google Nexus tablet will be co-branded with Asus. More importantly, it will be inexpensive at $199.

Google Galaxy Nexus screen.
Google Galaxy Nexus screen.
(Credit: Google)
h/t - Jeff Adams
CNET - Google will launch a $199 tablet this week at its developers conference co-branded with Asus, Bloomberg is reporting.

This follows a series of reports that have been trickling out for months about a 7-inch Nexus tablet being developed with Asus. The tablet is slated to debut at the Google I/O conference that starts Wednesday.

The one feature garnering the most attention is price. At $199, the Google tablet is $200 less than Apple's $399 iPad 2.

Previous reports have claimed the Nexus device will sport the Android 4.1 "Jelly Bean" operating system, a quad-core Nvidia Tegra 3 processor, 1GB of memory, and IPS (in-plane-switching) screen -- which boasts wide viewing angles.     More