October 1, 2014

Dual-core Nexus tablet reportedly $149, ready to go

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New details have emerged for the ‘is-it-real-or-not’ Nexus tablet which add weight to the argument that it’s actually happening.  According to a “senior employee at a supply chain company” the tablet is already finished up and ready to roll.  Given that rumors have tapped the tablet with a May/June launch date it makes sense that the product would be going into production, maybe finished.

It is also being reported that Google and Asus have scrapped the Tegra 3 quad-core chipset in favor of a lower-cost dual-core chipset.  Why?  Google wants to come in under that $200 price point that people are expecting for 7-inch tablets now that the Kindle Fire changed things up.  Taking advantage of volume pricing, a dual-core processor will bring the cost down quite a bit.  The new rumor is that the presumed Nexus device will run $149.99 and that it is a re-branded version of the ASUS MeMo 370T.

Assuming all this to be true, what say you about a 7-inch Nexus tablet with a $150 price tag?  Will you jump all over it or do you still not see a need for a tablet?

Source: AndroidAndMe

 

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