Google's Asus Nexus tablet might arrive in May for $199 to $249 as the first with Google Play

Google's Asus Nexus tablet might arrive in May for $199 to $249 as the first with Google Play
Industry sources have reconfirmed that such thing as a Google Nexus tablet is indeed in the works, and the idea was reportedly shopped to Asus, Acer and HTC for manufacturing consideration. HTC was afraid it will ruin its brand image with a cheapo Android tablet, and Acer had no internal R&D abilities to develop the affordable tablet.

We say affordable, since the price range quoted is between $199 and $249, which is more than reasonable and could give the Kindle Fire a run for its money. The Asus Nexus tablet is also said to be the first featuring the new Google Play Store in its full tablet glory.

HTC allegedly also insisted to own and guide the development of said tablet, while Asus, if you remember, already announced at CES two months ago that it has cracked the code to produce a $250 Tegra 3 7-incher - the Asus MeMO 307T

Something similar to the MeMO is probably what we are going to see from the Asus Nexus tablet - $249 quad-core slate sounds great and we can't wait for May when the supposed announcement date is.

source: Digitimes



13. A.aoudi

Posts: 125; Member since: Feb 14, 2012

I did not see this coming. I thought they would stick with Motorola or Samsung but ASUS is a smart choice.

12. GeckoHA559

Posts: 47; Member since: Jan 28, 2011

Nice to see people getting along here in the comments section instead of the usual.

11. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

what i thought was funn was "HTC was willing to ruin their brand image with a cheap tablet". Uhh.. Earth to HTC, arent you doing a major brand revision because.. oh.. YOU ruined your brand image? lol. You were doing much better when you could claim a nexus under your belt. durka.

8. tward291

Posts: 559; Member since: Feb 14, 2012

lol did htc really say that i would hurt there image to sell a cheap android lol it would be a pure google tablet lol wow like your image isnt aready f up

7. gallitoking

Posts: 4721; Member since: May 17, 2011

this will make a great gift for my daughter.. hate to say it but she is Android..

9. Whateverman

Posts: 3295; Member since: May 17, 2009

LOL! That's a smart girl you have there, you must be a proud dad! I know that had to have broken your heart! Well buddy if it's any conciliation to you, I have had a few family members ask me (Since I am the techie in the family) which phone they should get. I qualified them the way they trained us to do at VZW, and most of the time I have to recommend the iPhone 6 out of 10 times.

10. cepcamba

Posts: 717; Member since: Feb 27, 2012

@Whateverman Yeah. Though it's hard to admit, most people can't actually fully utilize a droid. And since iPhones are relatively easier to use it's the obvious choice for a big chunk of the population. I had experience in selling it too (for a US Telco) and I was also trained to profile people: What are you gonna use the phone mostly for? Is it a must to have data? etc, etc. Though a die-hard droider, I also recommended the iPhone a lot of times, maybe 6 out of 10 times too. A lot of people would go to a store not knowing what to buy and goes home with an iPhone. Most droid seeking fellas have their eyes set on a specific droid even before they go to a store. @gallitoking Good thing you have an open mind and didn't force your daughter into your kind of OS. :p

14. ZEUS.the.thunder.god unregistered

thats really nice:)

6. cepcamba

Posts: 717; Member since: Feb 27, 2012

If you're looking for the best value for money deal then this is probably it. But one question: true availability????

5. bayusuputra

Posts: 963; Member since: Feb 12, 2012

can't wait for this!!! but that name sounds a little funny to pronounced.. the Google Asus Nexus.. double -us.. but that's alright, better than New Nexus Tab..

2. andrew1953

Posts: 176; Member since: Nov 13, 2011

Wow quad core tablet on tegra 3 roids. Speed reading

3. plgladio

Posts: 314; Member since: Dec 05, 2011

Yeah Tegra 3 with 250$ is wowwww!!! :)

1. bruindog

Posts: 33; Member since: Feb 27, 2012

Can't wait to have this bad boy!

4. quikric

Posts: 9; Member since: Sep 05, 2011

Sorry bruindog, meant to hit the thumbs up. Apologies.

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