Google’s rumored Nexus tablet reportedly delayed until July

Google’s rumored Nexus tablet reportedly delayed until July

The oft-rumored Nexus tablet has reportedly been delayed by a month or two as Google and Asus apply some last-minutes tweaks.  The guys at The Verge are indicating that Google wants to adjust the design a bit so that they can come in under the $249 price tag that has been tied to the tablet.  We’ve previously heard that the tablet would hit the $199 barrier that the Amazon Kindle Fire enjoys so this seems to confirm those details.

The hardware is said to feature a 7-inch display, NVIDIA’s Tegra 3 quad-core processor (or is it dual-core?), Wi-Fi connectivity, and Ice Cream Sandwich.  Considering Amazon’s device doesn’t offer Bluetooth connection or a camera there’s a little wiggle room for differentiation.  Slapping a microSD card expansion slot would also go a long way to separating from the glorified ereader/tablet.  Some have speculated that one reason for the delay is so that Google can load the next version of Android onto the tablet.  Expected to be named Jelly Bean, we should get our first glimpses (at least a logo!) at Google IO in late June.

 

 

 

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48 Comments

  1. GiqueGEAR_Todd
    April 07, 00:09 Reply

    If 2012 is the year Android takes over the tablet space, this better be some incredible quality.  I think a good portion of their target market is rightfully jaded at the prospect of another “affordable” Android tablet.  BTW, does anyone want to buy a Notion Ink Adam ? :-)

  2. Android
    April 08, 08:29 Reply

    Well…everyone was expecting this tablet in coming May but the rumors now spreading that we can see this tab by September, 2012. 

  3. Whatever
    April 08, 17:56 Reply

    I really should clean the cheese off my helm

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