Is this the Nexus tablet that we will see at Google I/O this year? The 7″ tablet is said to have a Tegra 3 quad-core chip inside and will sell for reportedly under $250. The folks over at Phone Arena have come across some alleged press image drafts of the front and back of the unannounced tablet and a few rumors to whet our appetite until launch. (more…)
Ahh yes, the anticipation continues to build. After hearing rumors that Google and Asus’ “Nexus” tablet would be unveiled at Google I/O next month, our excitement started to bubble. Then yesterday, a device produced by Asus with the name Nexus 7 and running Jelly Bean popped up at a benchmark site causing that glee to turn into a steady simmer. This morning, an FCC filing for the Asus MeMo Pad 370T surfaced, which you may remember as the $249 CES device that started this all, causing this whole Nexus tablet saga to go full rolling boil.
I’d say that the stars are aligning quite nicely for Google and Asus to “wow” the world next month at I/O. Get your checkbooks ready.
We have essentially pencilled in a Nexus tablet debuting at Google I/O next month, but a benchmark that appeared over at Power Board today may have told us much more than we thought we knew. The Tegra 3 is there, but clocked at 1.3GHz. Asus is the manufacturer. The 768×1280 resolution simply screams 7″ display. The name of “Nexus 7” also fits that bill. But what else do we have? (more…)
Today’s hottest topic has easily been the $199 Google tablet that will most likely be unveiled at Google I/O next month. We are expecting it to be built by Asus, powered by NVIDIA’s quad-core Tegra 3 processor, measure in at around 7″ on the display front, and be sold directly to customers through the Google Play store. It sounds like all sorts of win, however, we still want to know if the Android world is ready to take this step into the tablet realm.
While $199 sounds like an amazing price point, there are some things you need to understand. You have to assume that this won’t be anything close to the quality of an iPad or even Transformer Prime for that matter. NVIDIA has talked recently about their Project Kai which is a platform or package for companies to cheaply make semi-high end tablets using their quad-core processor. The catch here is that they will use cheaper RAM, probably less internal storage, and displays that are miles away from the new iPad’s retina to keep costs down, similarly to what Amazon did with the Kindle Fire.
Are you OK with that? I would assume that if you don’t already own an iPad or other high-end tablet that this is definitely an option. It will be stock Android, tied directly to Google for updates (not carriers), and at a price that will be tough to beat. Are you in or out?
We have kept the poll to a simple “Yes or no,” but we would love to hear your reasoning in the comments.
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
According to the latest rumor out of DigiTimes, some higher-ups down the supply chain are outing Google and Asus to have about 600,000 tablets ship next month, with market availbility starting in July. Of course, Google or Asus won’t comment on such speculation, but this could actually pan out. At the end of next month, Google I/O will be taking place and that would be the perfect venue to launch such a device. At last year’s developer event, Google unveiled the special edition Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1, which then went to market shortly thereafter. In the end, this is still a rumor and we’re going to have to remain patient. Fingers crossed.
Via: Pocket Now
The star of the show at this year’s CES was a 7″ tablet that NVIDIA and Asus partnered to create which would meet a price point of just $250. What made it so desirable is that while meeting such a competitive price, it didn’t sacrifice in the specs department. It had a low power consuming display and naturally, NVIDIA’s quad-core Tegra 3 chip powered the internals. (more…)
The Android Developers team held an “office hours” hangout on Google+ this afternoon, and one of them popped up a white 7″ looking tablet that we would love to know more about. It looks similar to the Kindle Fire in size and form, but it’s clearly running Ice Cream Sandwich, hence the black bar along the bottom. Unfortunately for all of us, the video isn’t of the highest quality, so we can’t see anything else really on it. He sure isn’t shy about showing it off, that’s for sure.
Any chance that this could be the Google or “Nexus” tablet?
Update: I jumped up to the 43:00 mark and they talk about the tablet. They say that it is not a “Nexus or a Google designed device” and that is third party. Seems weird that they would jump straight to denying that it is a Nexus tablet before we even had a chance to suggest that it was, but hey, we’ll have to take their word for it.
Thoughts? (Hit the 14:00 mark in the video below to see it.) (more…)