A recent report from Bloomberg indicates that Google will launch their Nexus tablet this week at their developers conference along with their co-brand Asus. The tablet is reported to retail at the affordable price of $199.000.
This report is just one of the numerous reports we’ve heard about in the last few months. The tablet should debut on Wednesday afternoon at the I/O conference.
There has been several speculations that this tablet will feature Android 4.1 Jelly Bean software, quad core Nvidia 3 processor, in-plane switching, 1GB of memory, and 7 inch screen. With these stats, it’s kind of easy to see how Nexus manages to stay at a more affordable price than say the iPad 3, which starts at $399. It has more advanced features like retina display, 5MP iSight camera, 4gLTE, and access to 225,000 iOS applications through the app store. Google claims that Android tablets like Nexus have access to hundreds to thousands of apps. As I mentioned before, the 8GB version starts at $199, if you want more space, you can get a 16GB version for $249.
The Nexus tablet sounds like a smart buy for people who want a tablet on a budget although it would probably be a smarter move to purchase a Kindle Fire. This popular gadget also starts at $199 and features an impressive vibrant color touchscreen, dual-core processor, Amazon Silk browser, Wi-Fi, free cloud storage, and access to most Android applications.
Perhaps this is why Google is targeting Amazon? On unidentified source claimed “The Kindle is based on Google’s platform but with its own service, so Google has to launch its own service, too.”
It sounds like a decent plan but I think Google will have to amp up their game a little bit more, especially if Amazon plans on releasing a newer Kindle Fire next month.