Last December Google CEO Eric Schmidt promised a Google Tablet within six months. Well, that six months is just about up and it appears a Google Nexus is on the way. The web site Android Police did some digging after a Google Nexus 7 turned up on RightWare’s Powerboard benchmarking tool.
Android police checked into its server logs and found corroborating info that leads to the conclusion that Google is testing a 7″ tablet with a 1280-pixel-by-768-pixel resolution screen. The Asus built tablet features a quad-core NVidia Tegra 3 processor clocked at 1.3GHz along with an NVidia ULP GeForce graphics processing unit. Nexus 7 shown on the PowerBoard site is running Google’s latest Android tablet OS, Android 4.1 JRN51B or “Jelly Bean,”
This tablet sure looks like the one NVIDIA CEO Jen-Hsun Huang and ASUS Chairman Jerry Shen showed off at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in January and touted to sell for $249..That model had a 1.2GHz quad-core Tegra 3 processor, NVidia’s new inexpensive tablet platform, Kai, a WXGA (1280-pixel- by-800-pixel resolution) display, 1GB of memory, and 16GB of storage. Google’s Nexus 7 Tablet looks to be based on that model and could well sell for $249..some suggest a price as low as $199. That would give the Kindle Fire and Barnes & Noble Nook devices a run for their money. Not to mention the rumoured iPad Mini 7″ unit Apple is supposedly pondering.
Is there a huge market for 7″ low priced tablets? Would you buy one? Comment below.