Asus and Google launching Nexus Tablet in May?

Asus and Google launching Nexus Tablet in May?

A lot of talk is going on in the Androidosphere about a rumored Google-Asus Android tablet. Word on the street is that Asus will launch the first ever “Nexus” tablet,” which is rumored to be a 7-incher running the latest version of Android (whispers are going around that Google will launch Jellybean on this device.) Now some  new information is pointing to a May reveal, and it will cost around $199-249. However, Asus refused to comment on it. DigiTimes leaked this information, and they have reported several leaks in past. They’ve always been reliable, but we’re going to take this with a grain of salt until we get some confirmation.

From a realistic standpoint, there’s a reason Google selected Asus. They tried Motorola with the launch of the Xoom, which was not as successful as they expected. As Google wants to introduce a cheap tablet, selecting HTC would be a bad idea because their hardware quality is superb, and they’re not known for being particularly cheap. So logically, the only remaining manufacturers would be Samsung and Asus. Since Sammy is constantly tied up in legal battles with Apple, Asus is the best because they offer quality, reliability, and a nice price tag all in one package. With the combination of Google and Asus, I am sure the tablet will be an amazing product.

If the rumor is true, then we will see this Nexus tablet in April. So is anyone looking forward to a Google tablet? Anyone think there’s a better manufacturer out there than Asus for this project? Let us know in the comments!

Source DigiTimes

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65 Comments

  1. RabidRotty
    March 13, 19:48 Reply

    Why rehash stuff from 4 days ago? Cant you find anything new?

    • Stfomofo
      March 14, 10:22 Reply

      Why do you have to be so bitter, if you don’t like it don’t comment asshole.

  2. Christopher Houser
    March 14, 03:12 Reply

    They must have been thinking, “Man, how can we give every nerd a boner at the same time?”

  3. John Korvac
    March 14, 09:09 Reply

    “So logically, the only remaining manufacturers would be Samsung and
    Asus. Since Sammy is constantly tied up in legal battles with Apple,
    Asus is the best…”

    one would think Samsung’s mobile/tablet rivalry with Apple make them more of a candidate to cooperate with Google, not less…

    the enemy of your enemy is your friend. 

  4. John Korvac
    March 14, 09:14 Reply

    but to answer OP’s question… no, there’s no other company more fitting than ASUS… Asustek is Google’s long sought soulmate… made for holy matrimony.

  5. Tenkely
    March 14, 15:47 Reply

    “selecting HTC would be a bad idea because their hardware quality is superb, and they’re not known for being particularly cheap.”

    LOL! You have obviously never owned a T-Mobile Wing. 

  6. Bajarace
    March 14, 17:48 Reply

    Really enjoy my asus tf101. This tablet buy Asus/ Google will sell like crazy at that price……Please let it be true! Theyed be stupitd not to partner up on this.

  7. Mike Silva
    March 14, 22:13 Reply

    I just hope it brings an OLED screen, because LCD can’t compete with OLED picture quality.
    But since the only tablet OLED in the market is Samsung, I think it’s hard to see Samsung letting Asus partner with Google and get their screen tech at the same time…

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