August 1, 2014

Digitimes: Google's "Nexus Tablet" to be 7-inch, cost under $200

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Word on the street today is that the rumored Nexus Tablet is in fact legit and it’s aiming its cross-hairs at the Kindle Fire.  Aiming as in should be in same size and price point that is.  According to a recent Digitimes report, Google is working to release a 7-inch Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich tablet with a $200 sticker price.  Details are naturally light at this point with even Google Taiwan acting as if they’ve never heard such rumors.

It’s hard to imagine Google not wanting to set a benchmark tablet for developers much like they have with the Nexus line of phones.  Then again, the landscape changes very quickly and there seems to be an arms race between multiple chipmakers.  Chances are good that no matter what this device features it will be trumped in no time at all.  Keep an eye on the phones announced at CES and Mobile World Congress this year and compare those to the Galaxy Nexus.  Now, amplify that a bit and you can imagine the tablet side.

Of course it could also be that Google just wants to put out a low-cost alternative to the Kindle Fire and that other tablet that people like to talk about.  Don’t worry about the specs so much but just release something that folks will have a hard time resisting.

What’s your opinion?

What type of “Nexus Tablet” would you like to see?

  • A top-of-the-line device with a lofty price?
  • An ultra-affordable product with mass appeal?
  • Something else?