Google tablet release date allegedly moved to July, might cost $250

Google tablet release date allegedly moved to July, might cost $250
Google’s first own-brand tablet is real, and it’s developed in cooperation with Asus, but it’s coming later than initially expected. The latest information from “internal sources” speaking for TheVerge points out that the Google tablet release date has been moved to July.

Now, Google allegedly had the design ready for a May release, but decided to push this back so it can deliver more than a “beta” user experience and actually tweak the device.

Another thing worth pointing out is that this here rumor has a different story on the price. The search giant is allegedly currently planning to release the tablet for $249, rather than $150 to $200. Again, Google will try to lower that price with the extra time that it has, but there’s no guarantee it would succeed.

Still, that sounds like a reasonable price to pay if the upcoming Nexus (or Play, or whatever Google calls it) tablet really sports that very capable Tegra 3 quad-core chip. Other details are again confirmed - it’ll be a 7-inch slate with Wi-Fi support only and no 3G connectivity.

Here’s what’s unlikely to be the reason for the delay - a new software version. As sweet as it would be to get this first Google-experience tablet with Android Jelly Bean (the next version of Android), it’s not very possible because that would require even more time for optimizations as the current model being tested is said to run on ICS. Hey, as long as it’s not Gingerbread, we don’t mind too much!

Finally, whispers have it that the partnership Google has stricken with Asus, works in pretty much the same way Google collaborated with Samsung and HTC on the Nexus phones.

source: TheVerge

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15 Comments

1. ddxmms

Posts: 170; Member since: Feb 09, 2012

Google + Asus =nexus tablet= :D

2. adi4u4882

Posts: 137; Member since: Jan 10, 2012

Can't wait to lay my hands on it :)

3. WILDCAT1935

Posts: 31; Member since: Mar 23, 2011

Why not 10.1?

4. andro.

Posts: 1999; Member since: Sep 16, 2011

This will sell like hot cakes,amazon will release a counter act kindle fire with updated feature and tech meaning high spec but low cost android tablets will soon control the tablet market share

5. nnaatthhaannx2

Posts: 820; Member since: Oct 19, 2011

250 for a Tegra 3 tab?... niceeee

6. DigitalMD

Posts: 226; Member since: Feb 17, 2010

Why not 8?

7. roscuthiii

Posts: 2383; Member since: Jul 18, 2010

$250 for a tablet like this isn't all that bad considering how many phones go for $200 and even $300 now.

8. PryvateiDz

Posts: 443; Member since: Jul 31, 2011

Perfect. Now if it only had a front facing camera with that price increase, making it $250, we'll really have the perfect Google Tablet.

9. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

CAN'T WAIT TO BUY ONE!!

10. MorePhonesThanNeeded

Posts: 645; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

At such a price point, I want to see if the screen resolution is at least 1200x900 but this looks like a very very attractive by and for someone who has free WiFi it's a bargain as I do like having to get a blasted data plan for a tablet when I can just jack in to WiFi hot spots on my Optimum Online account.

11. jmoita2

Posts: 930; Member since: Dec 23, 2011

Run, iPad, run!!!

12. networkdood

Posts: 6330; Member since: Mar 31, 2010

but...but...but...there is no apple on it....it is priced too low....it has expandable memory.......wahhhhhhhhhhh

13. bossmt_2

Posts: 459; Member since: Oct 13, 2009

I'm probably gonna sell my Xoom to get this. I just find that aside from watching video, 7 inch tablets are fine

14. maryaaadil

Posts: 146; Member since: Apr 07, 2012

I would rather like a quad core krait S4 than tegra 3. Apart than that i don't mind if it spots even a dual-core for this price tag, i would even but it then too.

15. solidsnakeduds013

Posts: 219; Member since: Oct 20, 2010

Looks like a over sized iphone from the side. I cant wait for this tablet! I really hope its around the $200 mark with some killer specs

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