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Google’s Rumored $199 Tablet to be Produced by ASUS, Quad-Core Tegra 3 Inside?

Further speculation has been released on Google’s rumored upcoming tablet plans. According to our buddy Taylor over at Android and Me, Google was so impressed by Asus’ smaller, yet powerful 7″ MeMo Pad at CES that they approached the manufacturer to discuss producing a similar tablet, but with a complete Google “Vanilla” Experience and with quad-core Tegra 3 power built in.

Along with that, a price tag of only $199 continues to be thrown around by many in the industry. If Google and Asus can come together and create a pure Google device, with plenty of processing power for that small amount, they are sure to make a huge splash in the market space. To back all of this info up, Eric Schmidt and Andy Rubin have both said that 2012 is the year that Google takes the tablet market by storm:

2012 is going to be the year that we double down and make sure we’re winning in that space.

It is also said that production of these tablets could be happening soon enough that they would be made available to attendees of this year’s Google I/O. Wouldn’t that be a nice treat? We love rumors, but of course, they are just speculations between industry folks with no hard data yet. We can cross our fingers though that this is all true.

$200 7-inch quad-core pure Google tablet. Sound like a winner to all of you?

Via: Android and Me

  • Emily

    looks like I don’t want a Kindle anymore.

  • Guest

    The headlines says $199… then the picture says $249.
    DroidLife couldn’t get that correct?

  • winner? sounds more like ‘champion’ to me 🙂 

  • iNfAMOUS70702

    The price is nice but I’ll pass…I’m not really the biggest fan of nvidia processors

  • Christopher Riner

    Dude I’m all in.  Gotta agree, seven inches wouldn’t please a thai street walker.  But, for the price, and (for us flashaholics) a pure google experience– This is the tablet I’ve been waiting to jump on.  I love my nexus, but have been wanting a tegra 3 device for all the sweet games I’ve been seeing.