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Google and Asus to Unveil Tegra 3 Powered Nexus Tablets at Google I/O?

The folks over at Techno Buffalo have learned from a “trusted source” that Google and Asus will in fact, be unveiling and distributing the new Nexus tablet at next month’s Google I/O. On top of that shocker, the tablet is reported to be running NVIDIA’s Tegra 3 chip, which would meet the Project Kai’s standards for creating tablets that maintain powerful performance while meeting a competitive price point. It’s beginning to look like everyone who was hoping this tab would sell for $200 at market will most likely have their dreams come true this summer.

To top it off, as reported from the source, the tablet is rumored to come with Google’s new Jelly Bean operating system which hasn’t even received too much mainstream attention in 2012, seeing as how most Android devices are still running Gingerbread. Google I/O is literally a month away, so the wait is finally coming to an end.

Via: Techno Buffalo

  • microsilica

    That is great work thanks for sharing

  • regnevakrad

    I love how many announcements there are on upcoming Tegra 3 tablets but how many are there actually for sale? 1. I’m starting to think most of these announcements are just there to boost he Nvidia share price.

  • Butters619

    All cool as Jelly Bean could be, I don’t think releasing it before the end of the year would be a smart decision.

  • let see what will the responce then go for purchasing!!!!!!!!!!!!


  • JordanMcRae

    Jelly Bean at launch is doubtful if the tablet launches at I/O. They will probably will just make it clear that it is going to be upgraded to Jelly Bean. I’m sure they will be announcing Jelly Bean at I/O (as they did with ICS last year) but certainly not releasing it.

  • cheezer88

    Look under your chair when you get there…sounds like this is going to be the free gift this year

  • Keii Graham

    Looks like I’ll be adding a 3rd tablet to my collection.

    What ever happened to the whole ICS One OS for All?

    • dshim83

      Jelly Bean isn’t going to be a tablet-specific OS. It is likely that all future versions of Android will be optimized to work on both tablets and phones.

  • 4n1m4L

    What would jelly bean do? Would it be a game changer? I’m starting to think there might not be a lot of room to expand left…

    • Tyler

      It probably wont be a game changer, if you think about it from cupcake to gingerbread there hasn’t really been too much user interface improvement. Sure they improved the graphics made the notification bar black but it was small improvements that together made it a nicer experience. I feel jelly bean will do the same improving but not revamping everything in the way ICS has.

  • Jwhap

    Wouldn’t you guess that if it came with Jelly Bean it would not officially come out until October or November???

    I thought Google was only doing 1 major update a year now……Not that I care, I say bring it ! but it seems to contradict what they stated at I/O last year.

  • CdtDelta

    The only concern I would have with this and it having Jelly Bean is we saw the same thing with the Xoom and Honeycomb. It seemed like it was rushed to market.

    I’d rather see an ICS tablet that’s upgraded to Jelly Bean when it’s READY.

  • cancerous_it

    i like that google is removing the carrier completely from the situation. they are inexcusably too slow in updating phone and tablet os to the latest android os. i will never by a non-nexus non-google direct product again.

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    • 4n1m4L

      I’d be a little scared of it becoming too polish of a situation if only google made android products

  • The real coup will be when someone develops a full-featured Office suite for Android.

  • WindedBison

    This is definitely a step in the right direction but how about a 10 inch nexus tablet for 300? A 7 inch tablet just doesn’t interest me.

    • hkklife

      Take the Transformer TF300 formfactor but get rid of the proprietary Asus latching connector and the keyboard dock capabiltiies. Instead, use microUSB and maybe drop the rear camera for cost considerations. Put 100% vanilla ICS or JB on it and have Google promise to support it even better than Asus does already. BINGO! There’s your killer $300 tablet.

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  • JSK

    Im really torn about the idea of a 7″ tablet. Ive played with both form factors, 7 and 10.1 and I don’t know if this rumored Google tablet would work for me even though I love its price point. Ideally I would like the 10.1 mainly for reading digital comics and books. and I don’t know if 7″ is big enough to warrant the cost over my GNex and its size.

    At the same time I like the size and portability of the 7″, though I probably wont be taking either on the go all that much.

    A $300 10.1 Google tablet would probably seal the deal for me.

    • Droidzilla

      I prefer a 7″. Also, she said that.

      • nightscout13

        10 inches is better. you can see more and don’t have to squint. Giggity

  • Droidzilla

    So I can get this and Google Glasses and be both Captain Picard and Vegeta. The warp core’s power level is over 9000!!!

    • Michael

      With Majel’s voice from Star Trek too for voice commands

    • Google is becoming capsule corp.

  • I don’t think it’ll be Jelly Bean. ICS 4.1, maybe, but it won’t be Jelly Bean. Far too soon for that.

    • Dan

      even though im excited for jelly bean, i’d almost rather an incremental update like 4.1 just so it gives time for ICS to make its way to other devices.

      • Yep, pretty much the same as me. 4.1 should do some cool stuff though, even if it is just tweaks and improvements to ICS. (I’m personally hoping they fix the up-navigational caret in the Settings app – it’s the small things that matter to me).

        Jelly Bean should be cool when it hits though. I’m hoping they don’t change the interface, just building on what they have but still doing some pretty major things.

        • hkklife

          Jelly Bean would be AWESOME but, to be perfectly honest, it’s very unlikely and it would probably be overkill. And the carriers and hardware OEMs would probably be PO’d because they are still trotting out new GB devices and launching a JB device would really make their ICS rollout plans look pathetic.

          On the other hand, as long as Jelly Bean isn’t a rushed, half-baked, buggy mess like Honeycomb was, I’d be delighted to see Google moving SO swiftly that the carriers and bloatware & custom UI makers would have no hopes of keeping up the pace.

          As far as the Nexus Tablet’s specs, I certainly hope they are phenomenal but I worry about cost-cutting. Additionally, 7″ is just a tad too small, especially with the space lost to onscreen buttons. I thought 1024×600 on 7″ was fine on my OG Galaxy Tab 7″ and Evo View with GB, but with HC or ICS or beyond it’s too little. I think Nvidia had promised a 1280×800 7″ device but that’s still small. I consider Samsung’s Galaxy Tab 7.7″ or Moto’s Xyboard 8.2 the perfect sizes for portability without compromising usability.

          I also don’t mind the 4:3 aspect ratio 8″ tablets for e-books and web browsing but I can imagine those would have software incompatibilities and people dislike their black bars while watching videos.
          Still, a $200 1280×800 7″ Nexus Tegra3 Tablet is a sure-fire winner, especially if it has a reasonable amount (16gb or greater) of internal storage, a decent screen, and does not use a proprietary charging connector.

    • Jeff Tycz

      I am willing to bet that its 4.1 too, they probably misunderstood or something and meant that its going to be Jelly Bean upgradable

    • antimatter3009

      I wouldn’t be surprised if it’s both. Honeycomb is the only version of Android that didn’t get a new name with a minor version number bump (3.0 and 3.1 are Honeycomb). Cupcake and Donut were both 1.x, and Eclair, Froyo, and Gingerbread were all 2.x. I think Honeycomb was the exception because of its incomplete state, and Jelly Bean *is* 4.1.

      • I don’t think so. The way things are going, a major OS update will be released every year around October/November/December, and a minor, but still good, update to the current version gets released at I/O.

    • nightscout13

      Once a year Google releases a new Android OS at Google I/O. Doesn’t mean that the OS will be ready for people to download, but it is ready to be ported and modified by MFGs. Then after 3 months, you will start seeing it on devices.

      • Last year they released 3.2 at I/O, and Gingerbread was released in Q4 2010, as was ICS. By logical deduction, Jelly Bean will be Q4 2012 and 4.1 will be released at I/O.

        • Guest

          Correct, and the 4.1 will be ICS still.

  • Dan

    Can’t wait to get jelly bean running on my galaxy nexus