Recently, reports started pouring in that a partnership between ASUS and Google would bear fruit to the rumoured Nexus tablet. Digitimes’ source claims that the rumoured 7 inch Android tablet will be announced sometime in May. It is also said to cost around $199 to $249.
If this rumour is true, then it seems Google will be taking a page out of Amazon’s Kindle Fire, which is the only Android tablet to significantly affect iPad 2 sales. This is something other Android tablets such as the Motorola Xoom and Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 failed to do.
So what should we expect from the Nexus tablet? It’s a dead cert that the new tablet will run Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) right out of the box. To keep the tablet’s price tag down, it’s likely the tablet will sport low internal storage, which will rely on microSD cards for more memory. Lastly, according to Digitimes’ source, the 7 inch tablet will come packed with NVIDIA’s quad-core Tegra 3 chip under the hood.
The idea of having a budget Ice Cream Sandwich-powered tablet sporting a quad-core processor sits well with us. However, since neither ASUS nor Google have confirmed this report, take the news with a pinch of salt. We’ll just have to wait until may to confirm if the report is true or not.